AR Glasses

By on Sep 11, 2017 in Technology

What makes a pair of glasses smart? They can improve the quality of what you see. This process is called augmented reality (AR). You can navigate the internet by giving natural language commands, you can also synchronize with computerAugmented-Reality-Glassess and smartphones for communication. Today’s smart glasses have almost all the features of a smartphone.

People are already replacing their desktop computers with smart glasses. Recently, major companies in Silicon Valley have shown significant interest in augmented reality, a technology that integrates computer graphics and software into the real world. If you thought Snapchat’s Spectacles were expensive, check out these smart glasses for normal people…with a lot of money.

Microsoft HoloLens

They use a projection system to generate low-latency, multidimensional holograms. The mixed reality headset is made of plastic and is adjustable. You interact with the content, information or holograms using your gaze, gesture and voice. It’s one of the priciest headsets available, however Microsoft is clearly the leader in AR tech.

Price: $3,000

ODG R-7 smart glasses system

The ODG R-7 glasses are jam packet with sensors and features. The glasses are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor and pack 3GB of RAM, as well as 6GB of internal storage. The Snapdragon 805 processor is the first commercial mobile processor to support on-device 4K Ultra HD display, including support for 4K Ultra HD UI and 4 K Ultra HD video capture and playback, realistic 3D gaming and up to 55MP photo support.

Price: $2,750

Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses

After the success with Vuzix’s M100, the company developed M300, a pair of glasses that are made for enterprise and come with an Intel Atom processor powering performance, all in a comfortable, yet rugged design. The M300 runs on Android with 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage and Wi-Fi Connectivity, as well as a 13-megapixel camera, head tracking support and dual cancelling microphones.

Price: $1,499

Meta

Meta overlays augmented reality on top of your reality. Your gestures are identified by Meta to allow you to freely manipulate 3d objects, where you can basically treat it like a clay. This type of smart glasses will give users the capability of being able to do full-fledged 3d modelling on the go, using nothing other than Meta itself.

Price: $949

Sony SmartEyeglass

SmartEyeglass is equipped with a thin, lightweight display module designed specifically for transparent lens glasses. The module is made up of two parts: the optical engine, which projects images and text using micro display technology, and a holographic waveguide, an extremely thin transparent plate of glass measuring just 1mm.

You can take advantage of the glasses’ camera, microphone, speaker, compass, gyroscope, and light sensor as well as the Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth 3.0 connection to your Android smartphone. Currently the display is capable of displaying information in a monochrome green color at 419×138 pixels, 15 frames per second and up to 1000cd/m2 brightness.

Price: $840

Epson Moverio BT-300

Bt-300 uses a 720p HD resolution OLED display and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. It is also powered by an Intel Atom quad core processor with Android Lollipop covering the software bases. Even though Epson’s smart glasses have a reputation of business smart glasses, they now teased the prospect of using them in the gym.

Price: $779