Smart glasses enable mobile computing

Offering hands-free mobile computing, the M3000 smart glasses from Vuzix, have advanced waveguide options, aiming to a hands-free, digital environment. The M3000 provides most of the features and capabilities of a modern smartphone, in a hands-free wearable device.

The company claims that the Vuzix M3000 Smart Glasses provide unprecedented access to information and data collection, allowing wearers to improve workflows and create opportunities in industrial, medical, retail, supply chain, remote help desk, and other aspects of business. The M3000 design is based on a common core platform using the Intel Atom processor, used in the company’s earlier M300 model.

The ergonomically designed and rugged Android-based wearable computer, features 1.0mm thin waveguide optics and a custom WVGA linear DLP Cobra display engine. It includes a monocular display and onboard processor, built-in memory, camera recording features and wireless connectivity capabilities. It has been purpose-designed for commercial, professional, and prosumer users. Pre-installed apps can track timed events, manage a calendar, and link to a phone. The HD camera records, stores, plays back still pictures and streams video. The glasses are compatible with thousands of existing Android apps and the company offers access to developer resources to create custom apps.

Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity allows pairing with Android and iOS devices or wireless connection with WiFi to the Internet. An integrated head tracking and GPS system provide location, direction and angle of a current view for what the company describes as unprecedented situational awareness. A voice, button press, and touch pad with gesture controls is rugged to protect against water, dust, and dirt ingress, says the company. Enhanced battery packs are for long/high intensity users and lightweight batteries are for low/infrequent users.

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