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Category smartglasses
Developer Afterguard Marine[1]
Announced April 2014[2]
Released Developers:
Consumers: January 2015
Price 2500 USD (2014)[3]
Operating system custom
Display LED
Resolution 240x400 pixels[2]
Weight 60 g[1]
Controls inertial, touchpad, buttons[4]

Afterguard are smartglasses tailored specifically for sailors. The system consists of a Recon Jet unit of smartglasses paired with a discrete Central Communications Unit that is connected to the instruments of a ship. This allows crucial navigational, weather or other information to be streamed to the device while keeping the hands of the user free.

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Ethical Issues & Health Risks

There has been no issues noted with Microsoft HoloLens so far specifically. However, some general issues connected to Smartglasses in general still apply.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 AFTERGUARD MARINE. Afterguard [online]. Available online at: (Retrieved 19 August 2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 BOXALL, Andy. These smart specs are like Google Glass for sailors. Digital Trends [online]. 2014, April 15. Available online at: (Retrieved 19 August 2015)
  3. ROSENBAUM, Dan. Afterguard Uses Recon Display for Yacht Racing. Wearable Tech Insider [online]. 2014, April 8. Available online at: (Retrieved 19 August 2015)
  4. AFTERGUARD MARINE. Technical Specifications[online]. Available online at: (Retrieved 19 August 2015)
  5. Shows if the device is a standalone wearable computer or if it needs to be connected to a processing unit (computer, smartphone) to function.