TrackingPoint Does it Again: ShotGlass

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Wow, I gotta hand it to the TrackingPoint team out of Austin, Texas. This is one of the innovators in the firearms industry. I just got wind that they have announced a new product to complement their scopes, called ShotGlass. While ShotGlass will be released in March 2015, you can pre-order it now for $995, but they are running a special where it comes free if you purchase a TrackingPoint firearm between now and November 30th.

Shooting around corners.

You can shoot from completely protected positions behind trees or around corners when it’s necessary to remain unexposed to the target.

Increased situational awareness.

When your Precision-Guided Firearm is zoomed in on a target, the view in ShotGlass can remain zoomed out. You get 2 unique fields of view on the same shot.

Video and voice recording.

ShotGlass can record everything you see and say. You don’t need to clamp a camera to your hat anymore. ShotGlass videos download directly to your smart phone for sharing with friends, family, and social media.

Collaborative shooting and mentoring.

Friends or family can wear ShotGlass while you are shooting. They can see exactly what you see, and share your experience. A father can mentor his son by guiding him to the proper whitetail. A professional hunter sees exactly what target his client is engaging and can direct the client to the desired target and point of impact. In battle, a spotter wears ShotGlass to direct his sniper to the target in real-time under high stress.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Wide-screen WQVGA display; image appears as if on a 30” HD display
  • High contrast and brightness
  • Power-saving sleep mode
  • Android Operating System
  • Optical control buttons, for control even with hunting gloves on
  • HD camera
  • Speaker and microphone

http://tracking-point.com/how-it-works/shotglass



Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.

www.TopShotChris.com.


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  • I can’t help but wonder about the potential military applications for this. Wonder what a sniper-spotter team would think of having a rifle and a ShotGlass…

    • joe schemo

      Still need to learn how to shoot without it. Like any electronic gadget when you needed it the most is when it will fail you.
      That is why army still teachs land nav, because no soilder can count on gps working 100% of the time.

      • John

        In a real war, the GPS satellites will be the first to be knocked out.

        • gunsandrockets

          If GPS satellites are being knocked out, small arms use will rank the lowest in priority of military concerns.

      • The Brigadier

        You are dead on with your statements Joe.

  • Hampton

    Android connectivity for use with gps?

    • BryanS

      They do that and slim it down a hair on the sides, and this would be great in a helmet while on the bike.

  • Lance

    Last thing you want in combat more computer on you.

    • ClintTorres

      If the computer allows me to take a shot at a target from a protected position then I’m going with it. I can always default back to normal non-computer-assisted mode.

    • 11b

      To an extent. We carried toughbooks that, when combined with extra batteries, ended up weighing quite a bit in the ruck. The payoff though was that we could make comms without talking, send and receive images, and even send videos (assuming we had satcom). Powerful tools for grunts. These aren’t the Land Warrior computers of the 90s, we’re talking about- it makes sense to carry them now. Not to mention no where in the article does it say this product is for the military….

      • noob

        so really we want more computer in terms of power, less computer in terms of weight. with the new chips and fab processes coming out of intel, qualcomm and other companies, it’s only going to get better.

    • LCON

      Get used to it Lance, Advanced Como gear, targeting and surveillance, Wearable sniper detection, Night/Thermal and other Advanced vision systems are all Computerized, and coming to a grunt near you.

  • GUNxSPECTRE

    So, a cooler version of Google Glass both aesthetically and functionally that doesn’t blow chunks? Yeah, I could get behind that.

    The Sam Fisher all-in-one goggles are coming. I give it like maybe a decade if at that.

  • Joe Schmoe

    A few things:

    1)- This is not a “Trackingpoint” innovation, they are just simply taking the Recon Instrument’s “Recon Jet” and adding some software to it and charging a ton more.

    http://www.reconinstruments.com/products/jet/

    2)- These lenses aren’t MIL-PRF-31013 or ANSI Z87.1-2010 as far as I could tell, which means they aren’t going to protect your eyes. That cuts out most Law Enforcement and Military applications.

    —-

    In other words, they are just using the streaming capability like they have for the iPad app and ported it to this.

    • LCON

      Only a matter of time before they adapt it to a set of Mil spec lenses and frame Or mate it to a set up like the BAE Q-Warrior helmet sight display

  • USMC03Vet

    This is some straight up Ghost Recon jazz.

    Sign me up!

  • LCON

    Slowly Tacking point is building the Land warrior system only lighter and more practical.

  • Nicks87

    I think these should be mandatory for all Law Enforcement Officers. It would allow the judge and/or jury to see exactly what the officer sees when he/she responds to calls, makes traffic stops or responds to dangerous situations including use of force encounters. No more he said, she said BS, it would all be recorded and accessable by department leadership in real-time. It could easily replace the silent partner (audio recording devices) or body mounted cameras or a combination of the two. No more Ferguson, MO type incidents were you have two vastly different accounts of what transpired by unreliable witnesses or shady cops trying to protect their careers.

    • Tom – UK

      Hi Nicks, one thing about body cameras and judges/court/judgement is that something that took place over say 2mins will be analysed for 2months. For example we all shout at TV shows and think “why the hell did he do that” while we sit in our comfy chairs but don’t have all the surrounding factors. I think if that we are to use such footage the context must be made clear and rules on the use of the footage established e.g. no slow mo’s of the officers club hitting someone.

      • Nicks87

        For sure. That was kind of my point, see things as the officer sees them so people can realize that sometimes life altering decisions have to be made in less than a split second during rapidly evolving situations.

  • Rusty Shackleford

    At least Tracking Point is selling these to citizens unlike the other 2-3 companies who are working on similar tech.

  • Gwolf

    These look pretty cool. I bet they are even cooler in use.

    When they come in yellow and black checkered pattern like Randy Macho Man Savage glasses, I’m in!

    • LCON

      +1

  • gunsandrockets

    I really like the training potential of this item. Probably the primary use it will be put to first.

    It also looks like something with a lot of potential for law enforcement purposes, that it could substitute for a more conventional body cam.