Pre-Orderes Opened For Vuzix M100 Android Powered Smart Glasses
Gabriel Roşu / 5 years ago
The Vuzix M100 is now available for pre-order in the US, having a price tag of $1000 and with an expected delivery of two to four weeks.
Vuzix is calling the M100 a “hands-free wearable computer”, featuring a monocular 16:9 full-colour WQVGA display that, according to the company, replicates a 4-inch smartphone display viewed from 14 inches away. It’s designed to overlay information, augmented-reality style, rather than interfere with your vision.
The M100 is running on the Android OS, has a 1 GHz processor with 1 GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, a 4GB storage capacity with microSD expansion slot, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS, a built-in head tracker, a single speaker and a noise-cancelling mic. A number of preloaded apps let you take and view photos and videos, access your calendar and link to your phone. The device is also compatible with many existing Android apps.
Vuzix seems to be targeting the productivity of the item rather than the entertainment possibilities it is capable of offering, meaning that the M100 could be used more in the business sphere. Vuzix CEO and president Paul Travers described a scenario in which a warehouse worker uses the M100 to locate targeted items and perform a stock take.
With Google still to reveal the consumer pricing on its upcoming commercial version of Glass, the M100 might be the best bet for anyone desperately waiting for a smart glasses experience.