Epson Announces 3rd-Gen Smart Glasses

At MWC on Monday, Epson unveiled its third-generation Moverio smart glasses for augmented reality.

“The Moverio BT-300 are the lightest binocular see-though smart glasses announced to date, and are more than 20% lighter than the Moverio BT-200, setting a new standard for augmented reality smart eyewear,” said Epson in a press release on the new smart glasses. The Moverio BT-300 features silicon-based OLED digital display technology and features a quad-core Intel Atom X5 processor, on-board sensors, a 5 megapixel front-facing camera, and runs Android 5.1. The camera and sensors “enable the Moverio BT-300 to more precisely determine the location of objects in the real world” and the Si-OLED digital display “can then seamlessly render and lock 3D content to these objects, with no display background or edges in the field of view.”

“Moverio is distinct from other smart glasses on the market where form often supersedes function, to the detriment of the product’s usability,” said Atsunari Tsuda, the GM for the new Moverio smart glasses. “Every design decision we make is driven by consideration for the product’s ultimate usage scenarios and our Si-OLED technology opens a new world for us in binocular see-though smart eyewear development.” Eric Mizufuka, Product Manager of New Ventures for Epson America, added, “The Epson Moverio BT-300 is a major leap forward in mobile AR smart eyewear, with its comfortable, lightweight form factor and amazing new display engine – and at a price comparable to smartphones.” The smart glasses will be available in late 2016 and are available for pre-order on now for $799.

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