10 forthcoming Smartglasses you can buy

  •  Moverio BT-200

MOVERIO smartglasses are setting the standard in Augmented Reality, with the smallest, most comfortable and most affordable smart eyewear on the market.The BT-200s are a full set of smartglasses with tiny projectors for both the left and the right eyes. However unlike a VR headset, the rest of the viewing area is transparent which means you can walk around and perform tasks aided by the glasses. Coming out of one side is a cable which connects to the control unit. This box, which is about the size of a smartphone, provides all the computing power, as well as a touch pad for controlling the glasses and connectivity like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Half way along the cable is a small clip and a headphone socket.Screen Shot 2017-05-18 at 7.55.01 AM

  •  CastAR

CastAR is an AR based headset and not VR. And potentially this could be the future of gaming after the VR technology.The CastAR also has a VR attachment, which could essentially make it more like VR device as well. But it is mostly glasses with two projectors on them that will project the images on the surface. With this, you get a very different experience, as though you are in the game but not completely immersed. Screen Shot 2017-05-18 at 7.54.27 AM

Part of what makes CastAR unique is the additional component called Magic Wand that helps you interact with the augmented world. The Magic Wand can also be used to move an augmented object in the augmented world thus allowing you to do something like play an augmented reality game.

  •  Vuzix M-100

Vuzix M100 Smartglasses are an Android-based wearable computer, enhanced with a wearable monocular display and onboard processor, recording features and wireless connectivity capabilities designed for a wide variety of enterprise applications. Its pre-installed apps can be used to take still pictures, record and playback video, track timed events, link to your phone and more. The real strength of the M100 comes from its compatibility with thousands of existing Android apps, and easy access to developer resources which enable the creation of custom apps to suit virtually any need. Ergonomic yet rugged, the M100 is currently in large scale productive use in fields such as telemedicine, remote assistance, warehousing, utilities, manufacturing, and more.

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  •  Meta

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  •  Laster SeeThru

Laster claims that the SeeThru offers the best image quality on the market and a vision field that is 2-3x larger than that of Google Glass. Resolution is 800 x 600 pixels and the aspect ratio can be set to 4:3 or 16:9. As most of the processing power is done by the user’s phone, See Thru will reportedly last for 6 to 8 hours on a single charge, plus production costs are minimized.

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  •  Icis

These augmented reality glasses look like any normal glasses without any visibily big components such as a camera. Screen Shot 2017-05-18 at 7.58.03 AM

Icis can easily be connected to smartphones running Android, iOS and Windows platform using a bluetooth connection. They’re planning on creating an app called socialFlo that allows you to select which apps you’d want to see present in Icis as widgets.

  •  K-Glass

K-Glass is a wearable hands-free display project thats similar to others but has a more unique technology to it. Unlike the others, K-Glass focuses on replicating the process of how our brains form our surroundings when it receives the information from our eyes. Using a technology called Visual Attention Modem (VAM), it categorizes relevant and irrelevant visual data, replicating the human brain’s ability.This way K-Glass can give its user even more intelligent augmented reality. Hence, providing its user with present and relevant information. For example, you’re looking for something to eat and end up outside of some restaurant, K-Glass can prompt you with an overlay menu of that restaurants food. Therefore, you don’t have to waste time and effort in getting that information. [TBA]

  •  GlassUP

There’s a general idea that most wearable computers with display are basically the second output for your smartphone or tablet devices. GlassUp wants to be just that. Unlike other products in this market niche, GlassUp only projects in monochrome instead of full color to improve its battery life duration. It also projects display into your field of vision making it easier to read your noticiations.Some of the features that come with GlassUP range from sending out emails to reading RSS feeds. GlassUp can also be used in aiding the hearing impaired and even receive translations display when talking in different languages. It’s more than just a second output for your smartphone. [TBA]

  • ORA-S

Ora-S will launch with the Wikitude augmented reality browser.

The company also sees beauty in the glasses’ gawky, geeky design, especially of a pivoting arm that pushes the display up into the center of your vision field, or down to the bottom, so that you’re viewing info peripherally.

  • Atheer One

The Atheer One smartglasses promotes natural interaction, where you can use hand gestures to control it. It consists of two displays for each eye almost equivalent to a 26-inch tablet being put in landscape right in front of your face.

SOURCES: moverio , Meta , YouTube Meta , vusix , Icis YouTube , KAISTPR , Youtube  , Glass UP , Atheer , Hongkiat

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