If you're hoping to get augmented reality glasses, don't get too excited. The smart glasses on the market are similar in some ways to the early Snapchat glasses, but with a sleeker look and just like other Ray-Ban glasses.
Read more Snap offers augmented reality glasses that show off augmented reality capabilities (and limitations). The glasses have two front cameras, each with a resolution of 5 megapixels. Users can take pictures with a single touch or by using the "Hey Facebook" voice command. So people in the room can tell that a photo or video is being taken, a white LED lights up in front of the tires. Videos can be up to 30 seconds long.
Photos and videos taken with glasses are sent to a new smartphone app called Facebook View, which provides the necessary editing and sharing capabilities. In addition to recording photos and videos, the glasses allow you to call or listen to music and podcasts, or use the built-in speakers and microphones.
Ray-Ban Stories is powered by a Snapdragon processor, but does not have an on-lens display. So these glasses are by no means augmented reality (AR) glasses.
5g glasses are available in five colors, three different frame styles, and multiple lens options including clear, transitional, polarized, and Facebook and Ray-Ban say the sun when you're away. You only see and take pictures, the battery life doubles, but listening to audio reduces that amount to just three hours. These glasses have an AirPad-style charging case that allows you to charge them for three days without a power port.Advertising
These Are Not Augmented Reality Glasses
According to Mark Zuckerberg's previous remarks about the importance of augmented reality for Facebook's future, the Internet is full of speculation that this is the social strategy of augmented reality. Do you mean?
Our opinion: Not much. These glasses are by no means realistic augmented reality glasses, and functional wearables with such a natural shape are still a few years away from realizing the technology. There is nothing in the announcement of the APIs that will help developers work with Facebook to lay the foundation for future augmented reality experiences.
Compare with developers Snap (i.e. AR glasses that can be used for content without mass marketing) to develop new types of AR content) or Apple (which is extending its APIs like ARKit and RealityKit for mobile devices iPhone and iPad will eventually be translatable into wearable devices).
So the stories aren't, it's really an AR story, it's just a smart glasses story. But that doesn't mean smart glasses won't be "one thing" in the near future. The huge success of AirPods, wristbands, and other products shows that wearables can only get started.
Facebook and Ray-Ban smart glasses are sold in most retail and e-commerce stores today. Other Ray-Ban glasses sell for $299. Stories are available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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