16 Augmented Reality Glasses of 2021 (with Features)

October 06 2021

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Market data shows that AR devices are going mainstream and gaining adoption across different fields. One report says that 598 million AR devices were active by the end of 2020. But ARtillery Intelligence expects the number to increase to 1.73 billion by 2024—a 346% growth in only four years.

At the time of the writing Facebook just released an AR glasses. in co-operation of RayBan. Does that mean that AR is coming into the mainstream? In any case, the trend is strong.

Augmented Reality glasses are finding use in business and personal spaces, including:

  • Athletics
  • Manufacturing
  • Shopping
  • Healthcare
  • Remote work
  • Logistics

And more.

How Do Augmented Reality Glasses Work

AR smart glasses let users interact with virtual and real worlds in real-time through high-level imaging and sensing technologies.

It superimposes computer-generated elements, images, videos, 3D holograms, or others over users' real-world scenes from their point of view to enhance their experience.

How it creates this experience:

The camera or head-mounted display sensor scans and captures natural scenes of the user's environment.

Then, the device scans and analyses the captured scene to determine where to overlay the pre-loaded virtual elements.

Next, it requests the virtual elements, overlaying them on the real-world scene in real-time to create Augmented Reality for the user.

In this article we are looking at the market’s top 16 AR glasses in detail, covering:

  • Types of AR glasses and their applications
  • The top 16 AR glasses in 2021
  • Apple's secret AR projects
  • AR glass comparisons
  • How AR technology works

Let's get to it.

Table of Contents

Types Of Augmented Reality Glasses

Augmented Reality glasses generate AR content within the wearer's viewpoint. AR glasses have evolved and have different shapes, sizes, designs, and purposes.

Let’s find out more.

1. Smart Glasses 

Smart glasses have been around for a long time. Still, it hasn't rolled out for the masses.

But with the recent launch of Facebook smart glasses, it seems we are getting closer.

However, Evan Spiegel, Snap’s CEO, speculates it's still ten years away from wide adoption.

The glasses project your phone's content in front of your eyes to augment your vision, providing an entirely new way of interacting with information.

Smart glasses usually integrate high-level features that drive hands-free workflow and remote collaboration.

2. Holographic Displays

These AR glasses have broad applications in Sci-Fi movies, like the Star Wars series.

It uses light diffraction to form a three-dimensional image in real-time space.

The device places a glass optic at an angle to create an illusion that makes an object appear in 3D, creating an immersive experience.

3. Handheld Devices

Handheld devices support AR applications that reimagine the user experience. These devices come with basic hardware requirements for Augmented Reality systems, letting users enjoy immersive AR experiences on smartphones.

Smartphones' portability and accessibility set handheld AR devices on a clear path to be the first commercial success for AR technologies.

However, they provide a limited AR experience compared to other, more specialized AR devices.

4. Heads Up Displays (HUDs)

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Head-Up Display (HUD) AR devices display information on a transparent screen in the user's view field, making users aware of their environment without losing focus.

It has a wide range of applications.

For example, in automotive example, the HUD lowers the chance of accidents in aviation and automobiles as pilots and drivers can access information without losing focus.

HUD devices comprise a projector unit, a viewing glass, and a computer. The technology is also gaining adoption in manufacturing.

5. Developer Kit Supported

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Developer-kits-supported AR glasses like HoloLens 2 and Magic Leap let developers create custom solutions for the glasses, allowing users to get the best of both worlds.

These AR glasses support AR software developer kits like Vuforia, ARKit, and ARCore. The SDK kits provide software bundles developers use to create immersive apps incorporating 3D graphics and augmented reality.

These SDKs / plugins allow developers to develop AR applications for multiple platforms - either for the device in questions itself (in this case HoloLens 2) or for multiple platforms: Android (ARCore or AR Foundation), iOS (ARKit or AR Foundation) or others.

6. Developer Kit Unsupported

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Unlike HoloLens 2 and Magic Leap, these AR glasses don't support AR SDKs—developers can't build apps or create content for these glasses.

Their manufacturers lock the content development and control the publishing of applications to the glasses. As a developer you won't be able to change the source code or build apps for this gadgets.

Examples are Mira and Solos smart glasses.

These glasses don't have app stores for users to extend their functionalities with third-party solutions.

16 Top Augmented Reality Glasses in 2021

Augmented Reality is still young, but it's already gaining adoption across industries and spurring competitive innovation in almost every field.

Augmented Reality glasses that can help you benefit from AR’s vast promises are available in the market today—whether for business or personal use.

Let's discuss the top 16 Augmented Reality glasses in 2021.

1. Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is a lightweight smart wearable device that enables enterprise users to improve output quality and workforce efficiency.

It optimizes your workflow, provides hands-free access to information and tools workers need to complete tasks without distractions.

According to Google, the smart glass enterprise users reported faster production times, better quality, and reduced cost after using the Glass.

Target User: Enterprise users

Software status: Open SDK available

Features

Google Glass' high-value functionalities make it suited for a wide range of uses. Let's examine some of the headline features.

  • The device supports a multi-touch gesture touchpad.
  • Google Glass runs on an Android Open Source Platform, making it highly scalable and easy to develop on.
  • Its 8MP camera allows users to stream clear "point of view" videos over IEEE 802.11a/g/b/n/ac, dual-band WiFi to collaborate seamlessly.
  • Google Glass is water spray resistant and can limit dust ingression.
  • The lightweight device weighs 46 grams without the frames.
  • The mono speaker, USB audio, and Bluetooth provide users multiple audio options.
  • It has built-in three near-field beam-forming microphones.
  • The 640-pixel x 360-pixel RGB display allows for hands-free work.

Advantages

Google Glass offers several benefits, and here are some of them:

  • The device is lightweight and highly portable.
  • Google Glass provides hands-free experience, allowing employees to focus on tasks without workflow interruption.
  • The easy access to training videos, instructions, and quality assurance checklists helps workers to improve accuracy.
  • It enables remote collaboration, allowing several teams to work on the same projects in real-time or access expert assistance.
  • The device can streamline the workflow, supporting various industries, spanning manufacturing, logistics, field services, and others.
  • Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is highly customizable, making the device adaptable to any business.

Disadvantages

Of course, Google Glass is an excellent addition to your workflow, but some things don't sit right with users.

So let's shed some light on these issues:

  • Google promises to enhance employees' safety, but the device may curtail your natural peripheral vision, creating blind spots that may undermine safety.
  • The smart glass can record people without their knowledge, infringing their privacy.
  • Wearing the Glass for a long time can strain your eyes.
  • Google Glass is not for everyone; it comes at a big spend.
  • The glass cannot comfortably fit over other glasses, making it challenging for prescription lens users.

Price

The price can vary based on the software customization and the necessary support and training. So, you may contact a Glass Partner to get a cost estimate, but it could cost up to $1,000 to secure one.

2. Nreal Light

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Nreal Light smart glass is an ergonomic ready-to-wear Mixed Reality glass that enables users to experience real and virtual worlds.

The device tethers to external computing devices like smartphones, letting users experience photos and videos better than in real life.

Designed for consumers, the smart glass packs a punch for those wishing to experience Augmented Reality in style.

Target User: Consumers

Software status: Open SDK available

Features

The Real Light smart glass boasts an impressive array of features. Let's highlight some of them.

  • The device comes with dual speakers and microphones.
  • Nreal smart glass has built-in plane and image recognition capabilities.
  • The open SDK makes it easy to develop apps for the glass.
  • Nreal Light works with Nebula, its native app, and a 3D user interface system to create Mixed Reality experiences.
  • The device is compatible with all USB Type-C-enabled devices and also supports 5G smartphones powered by Qualcomm.
  • The two spatial computing cameras come with RGB and proximity sensors.
  • Google Glass is water spray resistant and can limit dust ingression.
  • The 106 gram-lightweight device supports a wide 52-degree horizontal field of view at 1080 pixels.
  • Nreal Light works with a 3DoF circular controller, but users can connect the headset to their phones to turn it into a controller.

Advantages

Nreal Light stands neck to neck with some of the best customer-first AR glasses currently in the market. It's light, cheap, fits comfortably like regular glasses, plus other tremendous benefits.

Let's examine some of its advantages.

  • This smart glass comes with a glass case, clip, nose pad, VR cover, lens frame, and a glass cleaning cloth.
  • The glass supports AR content on the go, providing immersive experiences for users to watch videos, play games, and interact with apps.
  • Nreal Light affordability and Android compatibility make it highly accessible.
  • You can also connect to a friend with a pair of glasses to enjoy a shared MR environment.
  • The glass's spatial computing capability enables seamless interactions and lets users better understand their dynamic environment.
  • The smart glass hardly heats up, and users don't hear any buzzing sound despite sitting very close to the ear, making it applicable for long-hour usage.
  • The two spatial cameras provide high-quality videos and images, making the virtual elements appear more realistic, colorful, and sharp, without a semi-transparent effect.
  • The 6 DoF tracking plus the plane and image detection features enable the glass to understand its environment better.
  • You can connect the device to a smartphone to enjoy an MR experience.
  • Supports easy content development from developers. The glass allows development on the Unity game engine, a popular development platform for 3D content.

Disadvantages

Nreal also has its drawbacks:

  • Though Nreal Light glass sits on the face like regular glasses, the frame seems oversized.
  • The horizontal field of view provides a pleasant experience, but the vertical FOV might need an improvement.
  • The quality of the screenshots taken with the glasses might also need improvement.
  • Nreal 3DoF circular controller seems too small. Its poor click detection and interaction quality are the other things we don't like.
  • Nreal Light doesn't allow you to keep your glasses on while wearing the device, so it might not work for eyeglass wearers. However, the company offers magnetic prescription lenses you can attach to the smart glass.
  • The device tethers to an external device, limiting its hands-free experience.

Price

Nreal price varies depending on where you are buying it. But, the consumer kit debuted for $499 in late 2020.

3. Mira

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Mira Prism Pro is a lightweight AR headset that enables a disk-less and paperless industrial workforce.

The enterprise solution offers a cost-effective, scalable and intuitive solution applicable in many industries, empowering frontline workers with seamless remote collaboration and hands-free workflow guidance.

Users slide an iPhone into the headset to use it. The device renders the iPhone's content in stereoscopic 3D, making objects appear to float in front of them.

Target User: Enterprise users

Software status: No open SDK available; access its out-of-date Github page here.

Features

Mira effortlessly turns your iPhone into an AR headset, boasting several satisfactory features that provide users an alternative way to experience Augmented Reality.

Let's examine some of these features.

  • The headset comes with a strong battery that enables up to four hours of active use.
  • Mira's PPE compatibility makes it safe for factory-floor applications.
  • The device weighs up to 425 grams.
  • Besides the camera, the device has no built-in active electronics. It reflects the iPhone's screen onto a specialized lens to display graphics superimposed on the real world.
  • The headset only works on Mira app-enabled iPhones, using the phone's screen as part of its display.
  • A flip of the lens gets you in or out of the AR environment.
  • It comes with a controller that lets users manipulate the virtual environment.
  • The Spectator Mode enables a "see-what-I-see" capability, allowing multiple users to enjoy a shared environment. However, the other participants can only follow along on their iPhones, like in the image below.

Advantages

Mira Prism might not have mind-blowing features compared to other AR products, but the device offers capabilities that let its enterprise users stay ahead.

Let's review some of the things that make this headset exceptional.

  • The front camera offers a shared field of vision for real-time collaboration, troubleshooting, and expert assistance, saving time and travel costs.
  • The device digitizes hands-on processes across several industries, enabling a paperless and hand-free workflow, plus data-driven insights.
  • It makes information accessible, bringing it into view with a flip of the lens. Additionally, the lens system enables any of the realities on the go.
  • Unlike some other AR glasses, Mira Prism allows users to wear their glasses, including protective eyewear and MSA Type 1 V Gard hard hat, without compromising them.
  • You can record videos or share photos with the device.
  • Mira Prism is quite affordable, at least relative to other AR products.
  • Thanks to those weird-looking but giant lenses, Mira Prism provides a better field of view than most of the other smaller AR glasses.
  • The smart glass can use an iPhone's screen as part of its display, allowing multiple users to enjoy a sensational AR experience without investing in an additional headset.

Disadvantages

Mira Prism's limited features mean there's not much you can do on it, making it more novel than practical. Let's see some other disadvantages.

  • The headset only works on iPhones, restricting its accessibility.
  • Mira Prism is heavy, and the giant lenses make it unwieldy and less sleeky.
  • Mira's lack of onboard electronics makes it more of an optical visor.
  • Instead of detecting edges or planes, it uses a marker to "pin" objects to the real world.
  • For now, Mira doesn't support open SDKs but might develop one in the future.

Price

Mira Prism sells for $99.

4. Vuzix M-Series

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Vuzix M-Series continues to blaze the trail for enterprise smart glasses workplace integration. It provides specialist industry solutions for continuous workflow improvement.

The Vuzix M-Series offers users access to Vuzix's proprietary waveguide optics plus a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform.

The Longevity Series, Vuzix M400, and M4000 easily integrate into your workforce to drive hands-free workflow, digitize hands-on processes and enable seamless remote collaboration.

Target User: Enterprise users

Software status: Maintains a developer platform

Features

Vuzix doesn't make this list by chance; it boasts several mind-blowing features that make it stand tall as one of the best AR products in the market.

Both models are feature-rich. The M4000 uses the M400 as a foundation but adds the Waveguide optics to enable see-through displays.

Let's examine the features they share in common.

  • The M-Series runs on an 8 Core 2.52Ghz Qualcomm XR1 processor and Android 9.0.
  • It comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage capacity.
  • The 12.8-megapixel camera supports autofocus (PDAF), optical image stabilization, plus 4K30 video streaming.
  • Connectivity is via WiFi, USB, and Bluetooth, and the Series also offers multiple control modes—control buttons, voice control, and touchpad.
  • The built-in 750mAh IP67 rated USB-C battery can last between two to 12 hours. The Extended Series comes with an additional 3350mAH USB-C power bank.
  • The devices also support third-party USB battery packs.
  • Users also get multiple noise-canceling microphones with built-in speakers, plus GPS and flashlight capabilities.

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Advantages

As the enterprise smart glass industry benchmark, the widely adopted M-Series product line packs in a rugged IP67 wearable computer that can handle any work environment.

Let's examine some of its other advantages.

  • The lightweight and voice control feature allows hands-free operations even in physically demanding environments regardless of the industry.
  • The 8-core AR processor and 6GB RAM offer more computing and processing power than most personal computers.
  • It maintains a developer platform that allows development on it.
  • Vuzix M-Series packs a rugged and functional design that protects against water, dust, and harsh environments, plus a drop safety of up to two meters.
  • M4000's 854 x 480 resolution waveguide-based lens allows a more robust see-through display for a better and more natural viewing state.
  • The Vuzix app store hosts several apps like Microsoft Team and Zoom for Smart Glass to extend its capability. Some of the apps
  • The 12.8 megapixel and 4K camera and built-in noise-canceling microphones enable remote collaboration and a paperless workforce.
  • The voice control, touchpad, and buttons give users navigation options.
  • The starter kit includes additional accessories like an adjustable power bank, hat, or safety helmet mount to improve comfort.

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Disadvantages

As expected, Vuzix also has its fair share of cons. Let's see some of them.

  • Wearing the device for long can make you feel uncomfortable
  • It has a short battery life, but you can extend it with the accompanying power bank.
  • The mainframe seems fragile; it might need an improvement.
  • Acquiring one is not an easy spend.

Price

Vuzix M400 sells for $1,799 while M4000 goes for $2,499.

5. Vuzix Labs Smart Swim

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Vuzix Labs Smart swim provides a smart all-in-one solution for swimmers.

The head-up display provides swimmers their workout status and performance data in real-time, enabling uninterrupted swimming activities and optimum performance.

Swimmers can use Smart Swim with their favorite goggles; the device can fit most swimming eyewear.

Target User: Consumer and enterprise users

Software status: Maintains a developer platform

Features

Smart Swim comes with features that reimagine in-water experiences. Let's explore some of them quickly.

  • The device runs on Android, offering a vibrant full-color display.
  • Smart Swim connects via USB 2.0 Micro-B, Bluetooth 4.0 and 2.4Ghz 802.11b/g/n WiFi.
  • The control is a four-button user interface.
  • Smart Swim's built-in battery lasts up to seven hours.
  • The device integrates a 3DoF head tracker, a GPS, and 9-axis motion sensors.
  • Smart Swim uses waterproof Bluetooth earphones for audio.

Advantages

Smart Swim swim-specific functions make it an exciting product. In addition, the device features two training modes—lap (pool) trainer and open water trainer—optimized for indoor swimming and open water.

Let's see some of the additional benefits.

  • The device places a full-color display screen in front of your eyes as you swim, allowing you to monitor your performance data, watch downloaded technique videos, or stream YouTube via WiFi.
  • It displays elapsed time, provides set-distance details, records workouts, and lets users download and preview workouts.
  • Smart Swim allows a coach to swimmer connection, enabling real-time communications.
  • The open water trainer mode displays compass heading, current pace, total yardage, and distance information.
  • It attaches to most swim goggles, saving you the stress of searching for compatible eyewear.
  • The nine-axis motion sensor tracks your movement patterns like flip turns, open turns, and head turns to provide your performance data in real-time. Additionally, it can sense when you rest on the wall to start a rest interval clock.
  • Swimmers can upload a course to the device to follow a pre-programmed workout.
  • You can connect your phone to Bluetooth audio to enjoy music.

Disadvantages

Let's examine some of the few things we don't like about the device.

  • Its six ounces weight makes it bulky and heavy, a huge turnoff for many swimmers.
  • The device only syncs with Android phones, limiting its accessibility.
  • Smart Swim lacks built-in audio, so you'll need to buy Bluetooth audio to enjoy it.
  • The screen could get distorted when water gets between it and your swimming goggles, requiring you to stop and adjust them.

Price

Smart Swim goes for $199.99.

6. Vuzix Blade

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Vuzix Blade is a high-level, fully self-contained AR glass enabling seamless remote collaboration and workforce digitization.

The device delivers a hands-free connection of the digital world to Reality, offering users high-value access to location-aware information, data collection, and full UV protection lenses.

Users can add prescription or sunglass lenses to the headset.

Target User: Consumer and enterprise users

Software status: Maintains a developer platform

Features

Vuzix Blade Upgraded Smart Glass packs several features. Let's look at some of them quickly.

  • The device uses state-of-the-art waveguide-based see-through optics plus a vibrant full-color DLP display.
  • The full display resolution is 480 pixels x 853 pixels. Additionally, the Field of View (FoV) ranges between 19 and 28 degrees.
  • Vuzix Blade runs on Android OS and Quad-Core ARM CPU with a built-in 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage.
  • The 8-megapixel camera features autofocus for photo quality and supports video at 720 pixels at 30 frames per second or 1080p at 24fps.
  • The device's 470 mAh internal battery gives it a battery life of between four and six hours, but users can extend the life with the Collar Power Bank.
  • Blade weighs about 90 grams and features built-in stereo speakers and a noise-canceling microphone for audio.
  • The control is via the touchpad with gesture, head motion trackers, and remote control apps.
  • Vuzix Blade connects wireless via WiFi and Bluetooth and also supports MicroSD expansion and Micro USB.

Advantages

  • Vuzix Blade's high-quality visuals and videos enable remote communication and collaborations.
  • Prescription inserts are available for users requiring vision corrections.
  • Users can install apps from the Vuzix app store to extend the device's capabilities.
  • Like most Vuzix AR products, developers can create content for the smart glass.
  • The see-through waveguide optics merges digital instruction onto the real world to enhance users' experiences.
  • The Collar Power Bank provides Blade with an additional power source.
  • The device's sleekness, lightweight, built-in audio, and voice control make it wieldy.

Disadvantages

  • Voice control is only available in English and Japan.
  • The 8-megapixel camera, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and between 19 and 28 degrees FoV make it trail some AR glasses on our list.
  • The device has short battery life.

Price

Vuzix Blade Upgrade sells at $799.99.

However, additional accessories like the sunglasses Clip-on ($24.99) and Collar Power Bank ($99.99) could make it cost up to $929.97 and more if you install premium apps from the Vuzix app store.

7. Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 provides enterprise solutions for businesses intent on precise and efficient hands-free work.

The untethered self-contained computer enables accuracy, productivity, and real-time remote collaboration for personnel in dirty, loud, and safety-controlled worksite environments.

The device combines breakthrough hardware, cutting-edge MR technology, and AI to bring augmented layers to your environment.

Target User: Enterprise users

Software status: Open SDK available

Features

HoloLens 2 connects colleagues in real-time, allowing them to work together on a holographic canvas overlayed on their physical environments.

Let's examine the features powering this innovation.

    • HoloLens 2 features waveguides-based see-through holographic lenses optimized for 3D eye position.
    • The display comes with an over 2.5k radiant (light points per radian) Holographic density and 2048 x 1080 (per eye) resolution.
    • The 8-megapixel camera supports 1080p 30fps video. The device also comes with four visible light cameras for head tracking, two IR cameras for eye tracking.
    • HoloLens 2 has built-in audio and speech capabilities for seamless communications.
    • It features voice command, hand tracking and supports enterprise-grade security with iris recognition.
    • The 6DoF tracking, spatial mapping, and MR capture features make HoloLens 2 capable of understanding its environment.
    • HoloLens runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a second-generation custom-built holographic processing unit (HPU), and embeds 4GB LPDDR4x system DRAM and 64GB UFS 2.1 internal storage.
    • The headset connects via WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB Type-C.
    • The battery life is between two and three hours of active use, and it supports USB-PD for fast charging.
    • The system software the headset supports include:
      • Windows Holographic OS
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Dynamic 365 Remote Assist
      • 3D Viewer
      • Dynamic 365 Guides

Advantages

HoloLens 2's heads-up and hands-free capabilities, large FoV, voice commands, and spatial mapping enable the workforce to act with precision, safely completing tasks error-free.

Microsoft Mesh's collaborative platform allows users to host meetings, work together, and share experiences via photos or videos with colleagues in real-time with MR capture.

Some of the other stand-out benefits include:

  • Responding to hand movements to allow users to move holograms in ways that feel natural
  • Tracking eye movement to understand user's intent and adapt the holograms to the eyes in real-time
  • Enables users to choose from over 200 enterprise-ready MR solutions from the Microsoft app ecosystem
  • Operates safely in regulated environments
  • Remote device management using Microsoft Intune

Disadvantages

  • HoloLens 2 is expensive
  • The device's horizontal FoV of 43 degrees and a vertical FoV of 29 degrees only capture a slice of the real world
  • The limited FoV makes the device struggle with occlusion
  • Hololens 2 is heavy and bulky
  • The short battery life means you can't use it for a long time

Price

HoloLens 2 is available at $3,500.

8. Snap Spectacles 3

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Snap's Spectacle 3 lets users capture their world in 3D and relive it with a 3D viewer.

The company's vision was to create an expressive, thought-provoking device, maintaining a lightweight sunglasses form factor.

The third generation comes with striking new features, adding further depth of creativity to the previous models. But, unfortunately, it's only available on Snap's online Spectacles store.

Snap recently released the fourth generation, but it's only for Snapchat Lenses platform creators seeking to push the limits of immersive AR experiences.

Target User: Consumers

Software status: Maintains a developer platform

Features

Spectacle 3 offers users a new way to look at things and understand the world around them. So, let's review some of its features.

  • The frame size is 47 x 25 x 153 mm, weighing 56.5 grams, making it lightweight and compact.
  • Spectacle 3 features a four-microphone audio array.
  • The internal battery can capture and sync up to 70 videos per full charge, and it takes about 75 minutes to charge fully.
  • It connects wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11 ac WiFi, 2.45/5 GHz.
  • The two cameras capture 1728-pixel x 1728-pixel photos and 1216 x 1216 videos at 60 fps. Additionally, it features 105 degrees 2D FoV and 86 degrees for 3D.
  • The 4GB flash storage holds up to 100 3D videos and 1,200 3D photos.
  • It's both iOS and Android compatible, running iOS 11 and above and at least Android 6.
  • It embeds GPS and GLONASS capabilities.
  • Spectacle 3's quick-charge charging case has a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and can store up to four Spectacles charges.
  • The ANSI Z80.3 rated lenses offer 100 percent UV protection and high-sun glare reduction.

Advantages

  • The two HD cameras combine to build a geometric map of the surrounding environment, enabling users to experience and reimagine their memories like never before.
  • Spectacle 3 wirelessly syncs photos and videos to your phone, allowing you to edit and transform them with Snapchat's new suite of 3D effects.
  • You can share your memorable moments on Snapchat anywhere, relive it with the included 3D Viewer, print it out, or invite a friend to experience it on YouTube VR.
  • Spectacle 3 looks sleek and can complement your fashion. You can scan with Snapchat to see how it fits your look right from your phone.
  • A package comes with a 3D viewer, cleaning cloth, charging case, and cable.
  • The built-in four microphones mean you don't need Bluetooth audio, and additionally, they allow immersive and high-fidelity audio recording.

Disadvantages

  • It might take too long to get snaps from glasses to phones.
  • The depth-sensing filters might need improvement.
  • Like most AR glasses, wearing Spectacle 3 for a long time might make you comfortable.

Price

Spectacles 3 are available for £330.

9. Magic Leap One

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Magic Leap One is a smart glass for enterprise productivity.

The wearable computer arms your workforce with tools to work more connectedly, digitize hands-on processes and access remote expert assistance.

Furthermore, it enables employees to augment and enhance their skills.

Target User: Enterprise users

Software status: Open SDK available

Features

Magic Leap's Lightwear tethered to the Lightpack (the computing box) t0 enable powerful AR experiences that connect, educate and engage users.

Let's get into some of its stand-out features quickly.

  • The smart glass offers a vast 50 degrees field of view.
  • It features a 120Hz refresh rate that makes it super fast.
  • The 316-grams heavy device supports over 16.8 million colors and 1.3 million pixels per eye high image resolution.
  • The camera supports up to 1080p30 video and 76.9-degree diagonal FoV.
  • The 8GB RAM, three core processors, and 128GB internal storage provides the smart glass a high-computing power.
  • Magic Leap runs on Lumin OS and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth 4.2 and 802.11a/g/b/n/ac WiFI, dual-band.
  • The eight separate cameras, two 3-axis Accelerometers, and a 3-axis Magnetometer provide the smart glass an inertial sensing capability.
  • The battery lasts for 3.5 hours in active use, and it recharges via USB-C PD 2.0, which also supports data transfer.
  • The built-in stereo speakers enable spatial audio for high-quality communications.
  • Magic Leap features a 1280 x 960 pixel RGB per eye display.

Advantages

  • The hands-free capture and live streaming keep workers focused on task completion and enable them to get expert remote assistance anywhere.
  • It transforms training into an immersive paperless experience that delivers value in real-time and instantly gets shared with colleagues and updated regularly.
  • It provides easy access to information to track results, improve performance, and cut down costly errors.
  • The smart glass brings organizations closer to the future workplace with intelligent connectedness powering seamless remote collaborations and 3D visualizations.
  • The device offers high computing power to run even the most demanding apps and supports heavy-duty 3D visualization, collaborative co-presence, and concurrent web apps.
  • The handheld 6Dof controller, plus hand, eyes, and voice tracking, make navigation seamless.
  • Magic Leap provides wider FoV than most AR headsets. Also, the many cameras and sensors let it map the environment from multiple angles.
  • It's available for individuals, developers, and enterprises. Users can also get custom prescription inserts.

Disadvantages

  • The device is not easily affordable.
  • You might get eye strain wearing it for a long time.
  • The battery lasts for only 3.5 hours when in continuous use.
  • The four-foot-long cable connecting the Lightwear to the Lightpack could make the device unwieldy.

Price

Magic Leap One costs up to $2,295. The Developer Suite is available at $2,495, while the Enterprise Suite goes for $2,995.

10. Everysight’s Raptor AR Headset

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Everysight Raptor is an AR smart glass designed for cycling.

The headset allows cyclists to access real-time ride information by projecting an unobtrusive AR layer of information in their visual field, letting them do their things without distractions.

Raptor does everything it promises and has great potential for the future.

Target User: Consumer and enterprise users

Software status: Open SDK to be released

Features

Raptor is a niche product offering high-level cycling-specific functionalities. Let's examine the features it packs.

  • The heads-up smart glass features a built-in GPS and GLONASS.
  • It offers users an AR experience thanks to EverySight's patented BEAM technology.
  • Raptor's touchpad on the right temple, bar-mounted control, and voice command gives cyclists navigation options.
  • The device uses ANT+, Bluetooth, and WiFi for connectivity.
  • Raptor is available in two versions—32GB internal storage space and 16GB GB. The 32GB version weighs 101 grams.
  • It also features an HD PoV camera, microphone, and dLED privacy light.
  • Raptor has a micro USB port that supports quick charging and data transfer.
  • The battery lasts up to eight hours when fully charged.

Advantages

  • Raptor allows riders to see real-time information without taking their eyes off the road.
  • The device's front HD camera captures all the moments, letting users relive the experience with real-time metrics embedded in the videos.
  • The display is visible even on the brightest days.
  • Users can also get RXframes for prescription lenses.
  • Raptor comes with a voice control feature that allows for a heads riding experience.
  • The right-hand side lens projects high-resolution information before the rider in a way that's viewable at infinity focus.
  • You can listen to music, see phone notifications and receive calls while on the road.
  • Connecting to sensors and devices is a breeze, and you'll hardly notice any data lag while riding.

Disadvantages

  • EverySight Raptor is expensive.
  • Using the device the first time might distract you more than the outside world.
  • The limited helmet compatibility means you might not get to use it with your favorite helmet.

Price

Raptor goes for $599.

The 32GB, Ultimate Raptor Set, is available for $779, while the 16GB Ultimate Raptor Set sells for $699.

11. ThirdEye Gen

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ThirdEye Gen X2 is a hands-free, voice-activated, gesture-controlled Mixed Reality platform.

The next-generation smart glass targets enterprise users, offering all-in-one SLAM (simultaneous localization and map building) solutions and other high-level functionalities.

X2 is lightweight and compact and suits all working environments.

Target User: Enterprise users

Software status: Open SDK available.

Features

ThirdEye X2 MR glasses pack several high-reaching features that make them suitable for several paperless environments. Let's examine what it has in store for users.

  • X2's thin optical waveguide display offers a 42 degrees FoV, broad peripheral vision, smallest form factor, and 1280 x 720 pixels HD resolutions.
  • The tech runs on Android 8.1, an integrated CPU/GPU processor plus 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.
  • The device features a built-in VisionEye SDK for AR or MR capabilities and supports VisionEye SLAM SDK plus Unity and Android Studio integrations.
  • It uses two wide-angle 13 Megapixel cameras to allow for better environmental mapping and dual noise-canceling microphones.
  • X2 supports indoor, outdoor, and artificial lighting uses.
  • The 9.8 ounces lightweight device features a 1750 mAh battery, GPS and allows for attachable corrective lenses if needed.
  • The user interface is via gaze, audio, wireless controller, and gestures, while connectivity is through WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB-C.

Advantages

  • You can extend the device functionalities with apps from the ThirdEye app store.
  • X2 allows you to use your eyeglasses, and you can also get corrective lenses if needed.
  • The high brightness level means you can use the device in any setting, both indoor and outdoor.
  • X2 supports open SDK, allowing developers to create apps for the glass.
  • The high-level plane and image detection, 3D tracking, occlusion, high-end cameras, and microphones provide users with an immersive hands-free AR experience.
  • Users can navigate the headset with voice commands, head motion, wireless controller, and gestures.
  • Applications for enterprise organizations and frontline workers to collaborate remotely using their workflows.
  • The proprietary MDM enables your paperless and digitization journey with end-to-end security and compliance, using encryption to safeguard users' data.
  • X2 built-in thermal sensor provides the workforce a hands-free solution to thermography.
  • The device supports a binocular stereoscopic 3D display, allowing both eyes to see the display.

Disadvantages

  • The device seems bulky and weird-looking.
  • You could strain your eyes wearing the device for a long time.

Price

ThirdEye x2 AR glass first shipped at $1,950.

But the price can vary depending on taxes, shipping cost, accessories, training, and other factors.

12. Solos

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Solos AR smart glasses help cyclists and runners keep their eyes on the road.

It eliminates unsafe distractions by merging users' performance data and placing them right in front of their eyes. Solos connects them to their metrics, keeping them fully present.

The performance-enabled device inspires athletes to maximize their performance.

Target User: Consumer and enterprise users

Software status: No open SDK available but openly invites developer help.

Features

Solos delivers innovative, safe, and intelligent solutions that help users reach their full potential. So, let's dive into some of its headline features.

  • Solos uses the Vista optical module to provide a high-resolution display.
  • It features a fully adjustable five-inch virtual screen allowing an optimal display position that accommodates the uniqueness of each user.
  • The 65-grams-heavy device has a 160 x 180 x 50 mm dimension.
  • Solos comes with a sunlight-readable widescreen WQVGA 16:9 microdisplay.
  • Connectivity is via Bluetooth, ANT+, and USB, which also serve as the charging port.
  • The device is smartphone-controlled, so it has no built-in processor and RAM.
  • It boasts an internal speaker and microphone, plus a battery that lasts up to five hours.
  • The glass pairs with the Solos app (iOS and Android) and the phone's GPS to work.
  • Solos uses voice command and three-button tactile input for navigation.
  • The speaker allows up to ten users to communicate at a time.
  • The smart glass can sync with TrainingPeaks, MapMyFitness, and Strava.

Advantages

  • Solos allows seamless access to performance data like pace, heart rate, and power, enabling athletes to do their things without taking their eyes off the road.
  • The Solos app is both iOS and Android compatible, making it easily accessible.
  • The fully adjustable nose arch makes it feel instantly comfortable, almost like a regular pair of cycling glasses.
  • The screen displays clear and easy-to-read data even while cycling, and it doesn't obstruct your view of the road ahead.
  • Solos come with an additional pair of yellow-tinted lenses you could use when in a bright environment. It also allows users to attach prescription lenses to the device.
  • The GPS allows easy route navigation without losing focus. It offers them three navigation options—manually entry, saved route, or previously completed ride—prompting them when they need to make a turn.
  • Solos supports a group live voice chat, allows users to listen to music, take phone calls while on the move and get real-time notifications, helping you stay in the know always.
  • It syncs with TrainingPeaks to provide athletes with a vast repertoire of workouts and plans, and you can also create yours.

Disadvantages

  • Runners might find it challenging reading screen data while running, unlike the riders.
  • Solos lacks a built-in GPS feature; so it pairs with your phone's GPS for navigation data, which drains the battery faster.
  • The smart glass doesn't support any open SDK, limiting your ability to extend its functionality with apps.
  • The non-foldable arms could make safe storage quite challenging.
  • Solos' battery only lasts up to five hours, and this doesn't feel good.

Price

Solos is available at $499.

13. Toshiba dynaEdge

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Toshiba dynaEdge AR smart glasses provide enterprise solutions for the future workplace.

The wearable computer helps organizations work more productively, improve efficiency, enable seamless collaboration across teams and entrench operating flexibility.

dynaEdge delivers a complete AR solution, incorporating hardware and software in one lightweight device.

Target User: Enterprise users

Software status: Open SDK available

Features

The Toshiba dynaEdge AR solution includes the dynaEdge Head Mounted Display (HMD) tethered to a PC pocket pack (dynaEdge DE-100 Mobile Mini PC) Lens-Less frame USB-C cable, and a carrying case.

Let's highlight some of the other features.

  • The HMD has a 640 x 360 display resolution plus a 1280 x 720 content resolution, monocular AR view, and 17-degree horizontal FoV.
  • The auto-focus 5 MP camera supports a 10 cm to infinity focus range and up to 1080p at 30fps video capture capability.
  • The 47 gram HDM embeds proximity sensor, ambient light sensor (ALS), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, compass, GPS, and a USB Type-C connector.
  • Its 5800 mAH internal battery allows up to five to six of active use.
  • The built-in speaker and dual microphones support high-quality voice communications.
  • Navigation on the HDM is via three control buttons and a touchpad, while the Mobile Mini PC features five configurable control buttons.
  • dynaEdge DE-100 runs on Windows 10 Pro OS, 4GB RAM, Intel Pentium, and Core processors and features Intel HD Graphic 515 for graphics and up to 512GB internal storage.
  • The Mini PC weighs 310 grams, features USB 3.0 port, a microSD card slot, and a fingerprint reader.

Advantages

  • The real-time data capture, including barcode scan, See-What-I-See capability, allows remote collaboration and hands-free productivity.
  • The Windows 10 Pro OS, Intel Core processor, 4GB RAM, and high internal storage capacity offer users high computing power.
  • The lightweight HMD and compact waist-mounted mini PC allow for comfort and extended use.
  • It offers flexible navigation options, including voice and gesture capabilities.
  • dynaEdge's built-in barcode scanner allows untethered scanning.
  • Using the remote expert capabilities allows technicians to connect with experts remotely for step-by-step direction. Additionally, it enables them to access maintenance manuals or record repairs for audit purposes.
  • dynaEdge supports an open SDK that allows developers to design specialized software for the smart glass.
  • The solution offers multiple mounting options like AR100 Safety Helmet Mounts, AR100 Headband Mount, AR100 Lens-Less Frame, and AR100 Safety Frame.

Disadvantages

  • The device seems fragile.
  • The external microcomputer makes it bulky and more vulnerable to damage.
  • dynaEdge is not pocket-friendly.

Price

Toshiba dynaEdge could cost up to $1,899.

14. Lenovo ThinkReality A3

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Lenovo ThinkReality A3 tether to a compatible PC or smartphone to advance productivity.

The versatile smart glass lets users create secure workspaces anywhere, enabling teams to collaborate on projects in real-time, regardless of their locations.

Additionally, it protects sensitive data from prying eyes, allowing only users to view them on their virtual monitors—smart glass displays—without fear of "shoulder surfers."

Additionally, it

Target User: Enterprise users

Software status: Open SDK available but works by invitation only

Features

Designed for enterprises, ThinkReality A3 integrates effortlessly to the workflow and existing infrastructure to enable digital transformation.

Let's see some of what it brings to the table.

  • At 130 grams, ThinkReality A3 is less than half the weight of its predecessor.
  • The smart glass runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 CPU.
  • It features built-in stereo speakers and three noise-suppressing microphones, plus 8MP RGB camera with 1080p video.
  • The IP54-rated smart glass resists dust ingression and water splashes.
  • ThinkReality A3 supports 6DoF tracking, plus voice, object, image, and gesture recognition. Additionally, it comes with head and gaze tracking capabilities.
  • The display resolution is 1080p per eye, and the brightness is 200 nits.
  • Connectivity is via USB-C Gen 1 and DisplayPort 1.4.

Advantages

  • The ANSI Z87.1 standards-compliant safety lenses provide eye protection, and the device also allows attachable prescription lenses.
  • ThinkReality A3 is inherently comfortable, and additionally, users can customize them to their head size using the multiple nose pieces and ear horn extensions.
  • ThinkReality A3 screen safeguards sensitive data from prying eyes, allowing people to work confidently in open places.
  • Connecting the glass to a PC or smartphone makes it adaptable to different use cases.
  • The ultraportable smart glass lets users create a custom workspace via AR anywhere.
  • It allows employees access to 3D visualizations, guided workflow information, and secured data.
  • They can also collaborate in real-time or set up multiple virtual monitors anywhere.

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Disadvantages

  • ThinkReality A3 is not compatible with all PCs.
  • The device can tax a laptop's performance, hence requiring a high-performance PC with multi-threaded CPUs and dedicated GPUs to perform optimally.
  • The open SDK is only invitational, limiting the number of apps developers can create for the device.
  • The smart glass tether to an external computing device.

Price

ThinkReality A3 PC Edition is available at $1,499.

15. Lenovo ThinkReality A6

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Lenovo ThinkReality A6 is the predecessor of ThinkReality A3 AR smart glass.

It offers enterprise-grade AR solutions that change the way people work, allowing them to receive expert assistance, streamline complex workflows and improve training quality.

Built on the Lenovo ThinkReality platform, A6 allows developers to create enterprise-grade AR experiences.

Target User: Enterprise users

Software status: Open SDK available but works by invitation only

Features

Let's dive into some of its stand-out features.

  • The 240 grams headset features two built-in noise-canceling microphones, stereo speakers, 13-megapixel RGB rolling shutter camera, and two fish-eye cameras.
  • A6 uses Lumus Waveguide for optics technology. It comes with binocular AR views, 1080p per eye display resolution at 16:9 ratio, and 40 degrees F.
  • The smart glass runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor plus an Intel Movidius VPU.
  • ThinkReality A6 supports full SLAM capability, 6DoF tracking, and object recognition, plus head, gaze, and voice tracking.
  • The device is not self-contained; the computing box is separate from the headset.
  • It features Ambient Light Sensor (ALS), LED light, depth sensor, and gesture support.
  • Connectivity is via USB-C, WiFi, and Bluetooth. The device also supports 4G and 5G wireless networks.
  • A6 builds in a barcode reader and NFC or RFID reader for smart cards.
  • The smart glass provides a 3DoF hand controller and embeds a 6800 mAh internal battery, lasting up to four hours in active use.
  • ThinkReality A6 supports Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) in glasses, controller, and compute box.

Advantages

  • ThinkReality A6 supports users wearing eyeglasses.
  • The enhanced image quality, high-fidelity videos, and a greater visual field enable an immersive viewing experience.
  • It supports developers and organizations to build, deploy and manage content on a large scale for the smart glass, enabling them to maximize productivity.
  • The A6 provides users seamless navigation options—hand controller, voice command, gesture, and gaze controls—enabling hands-free workflows.
  • The depth sensor, VPU, cameras, and IMU enables 3D visualization, spatial mapping, object recognition, and digital information overlay.
  • It allows employees to access expert guidance remotely, receive guided instructions, and collaborate in real-time with colleagues.
  • The A6 enables large-scale enterprise paperless journey, allows accelerated decision making, and drives impactful employee training via real-time interactive 3D content.
  • The computing box belt clip, headset's neck lanyard, and changeable nose pad enhance comfort.

Disadvantages

  • The internal battery is not long-lasting.
  • Access to the open SDK is invitational.
  • Like the Toshiba dynaEdge, the external computing box could make it vulnerable to damage.

Price

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16. Facebook RayBan AR Glasses and Project Aria

Like Google, Microsoft, and Snapchat, Facebook aims for a slice of the AR glass market.

Though it announced last year the company was five to ten years away from developing "true" AR glasses, Facebook launched its first smart glasses in the third quarter of 2021 to initiate its offering of true AR spectacles.

Let's see how it all started and what the newest smart glass is bringing to the table.

About Project Aria

Facebook's smart glasses journey began with Project Aria.

The project aims towards a future where our devices disappear into everyday life flow. Facebook sees a future where these devices enhance the world around us and make the devices more human in design and interactivity.

Facebook considers the Project Aria glasses a research device. They expect the device to help them understand the hardware and software required to build AR glasses.

It supports that goal by capturing data in a simulated environment from a first-person perspective.

The glasses are not consumer products or prototypes; they’re only available to a limited group of research participants. However, participants can't see or listen to the raw data captured by the device.

Its on-device computing power encrypts, compresses, and stores the data until it's uploaded to a separate, designated back-end storage space.

The glass lacks a built-in display; it only relies on sensors to capture wearers' data.

Unfortunately, Facebook doesn't provide enough information on the glasses' specifics, but a sneak peek of the project manual shows that it'll support prescription lenses.

Additionally, it features proximity sensors on the inner temple, plus four cameras for capturing both video and still photos.

Project Aria supports USB cable charging. A Qualcomm chipset and modified Android version power its software experience.

Also, it comes with a series of LEDs to let passersby know when the camera is recording, plus a mute switch that "toggles privacy mode on and off."

Facebook Ray Ban AR Glass Collaboration

Facebook's Ray-Ban Stories, built in partnership with Ray-Ban, is the company's first genuine effort at wearable smart AR glasses.

However, the device isn't AR-enabled but might pave the way for that.

The newly launched smart glasses let wearers listen to music, take calls, capture photos and short videos and share across Facebook's service via a companion app.

Target User: Consumers

Software status: Undisclosed

Features

  • Ray-Bans Stories smart glasses lack AR capabilities but promises to include them in future software updates.
  • It comes with five-megapixel camera sensors.
  • The smart glass uses Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi to synchronize with a phone.
  • Ray-Bans' storage can hold up to 500 photos or 35 thirty-seconds videos.
  • It lacks a display screen but features a touchpad, voice assistant, and control buttons.
  • The device comes with built-in microphones and speakers.
  • Ray-Bans are phone peripherals; they require your phone to work.
  • The camera records videos in square format at 1,184 x 1,184 pixels at 30fps and photos in 4:3 ratio at 2,592 x 1,944 pixels resolution.
  • Its charging case half-charges the device in 30 minutes but full-charges in 70 minutes.
  • The device features a LED light camera recording indicator.
  • Ray-Bans are not waterproof, and the battery lasts for up to six hours of moderate use.

Advantages

  • Ray-Bans makes it seamless to capture videos, take photos and share with friends.
  • It has the feel of a regular Ray-Bans eyewear.
  • The smart glass supports prescription lenses.
  • Its LED indicators and rolling shutter camera alert people when they record or take photos, protecting their privacy.
  • Users can listen to music and answer calls hands-free.
  • The smart glass seamless sync captured video and photos with smartphones.

Disadvantages

  • Ray-Bans' minimalist features make it feel like a conservative start, way below what other smart glasses offer.
  • It's pretty expensive for the features it packs.
  • The smart glass lacks a display, and it's not AR-enabled.
  • The built-in voice assistant is basic, supporting limited voice commands.
  • Ray-Bans smart glass is missing 3D spatial audio.

Price

Ray-Bans x Facebook is available at $299.

Featured: Augmented Reality Glasses from Apple

Apple is not sitting out the AR frenzy, perhaps to safeguard its fronts, shield its customers from the competition and aim at new customer segments.

The company is working on several Augmented Reality glasses that can overlay virtual elements in a natural environment to provide sensational and high-level experiences.

We don't expect the glasses to happen anytime soon. However, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman believes the year 2023 is the earliest Apple Glass could happen.

But while we wait, let's look at some of what Apple is working on, including the rumors.

Apple's AR/VR Headset

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Apple seems to be working on an AR/VR headset similar to Facebook's Oculus Quest VR headset but may come with a sleeker design to make it more lightweight and comfortable.

According to available information on the device, the headset would feature

  • Two high-resolution 8K displays
  • An eye detecting camera, and
  • A chip faster than the M1 processor in 2020 Macs

Additionally, the device could map surfaces, edges, and room dimensions with more accuracy than anything else in the market today. It may also feature an outward-facing visor built into the display to enable users to show content to others.

The headset could combine Siri and a handheld controller for navigation, and it may need to tether to an Apple device to unlock full functionality wirelessly.

Apple might create a separate app store for the device.

Here's Designer Antonio De Rosa's 3D render of the device based on details from The Information.

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Image credit: Designer Antonio De Rosa

AR Smart Glasses

In addition to the headset, Apple is also working on an AR smart glass—Apple Glass.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, believes the company will market smart glass as an iPhone accessory to provide a mobile-first optical see-through AR experience.

The supposed Apple Glass will run rOS (reality operating system), an iOS-based OS. In addition, the device might use the ambitious OLED microdisplays technology, featuring:

  • Ultra-fast response rate
  • High contrast
  • Wide color gamut
  • High luminance and low reflectance

Bloomberg said the glasses are still in an early development stage and several years away. So we may not be seeing it soon. And when it's ready, the smart glass might be available at $499.

Besides the AR/VR headsets and smart glass, Apple might also be on other secret projects.

The company acquired Vrvana, the developer of Totem, an MR headset, in November 2017, and rumors suggest Apple could use the technology in a future headset. It also purchased Akonia Holographics, a company that specializes in AR smart glasses.

According to rumors, Apple might also incorporate its AR technology into its ongoing car project.

Augmented Reality Glasses Comparison Table

Now, let's examine how these AR glasses compare against each other.



Wrap Up

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