Google Glass competitor runs Android 4 and records 720p video

Google Glass competitor runs Android 4 and records 720p video
If you liked the idea of Google Glass, then you'll probably find this one interesting as well - the Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 is a wearable computer, which is a bit more similar to a handsfree than something like the Google Glass. Thinking about it, this concept seems a bit more acceptable to us than the weird design of the Glass.

Anyway, the Vuzix will be powered by Android 4.0, while its display will have a resolution of 400 x 240 pixels. You'll be able to pair the device to an Android or iOS smartphone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, which will allow you to take calls, read messages and email and such kind of "headset" stuff. However, the device should also be able to display all apps that can output image signal to an external monitor. This means that you should be able to use it for navigation, web browsing, augmented reality and other useful applications. The Vuzix will be equipped with a GPS, 3-axis head-tracker, gyroscope and a digital compass to accurately track your movements.

The M100's built-in camera will be capable of recording 720p video, so the Google Glass's trademark feature is also covered here. Other features include a 1 GHz TI OMAP 4430 CPU, 1GB RAM and a microSD card slot and 4GB of internal storage. When it comes to battery life, the Smart Glasses M100 should be able to deliver up to 8 hours of handsfree use, and up to 2 hours of handsfree use with the display on, which may not sound like a lot, but... what other options are there?

The Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 is expected to go on sale in early 2013, but a developer bundle, including a Windows-based emulator, sample code, access to private coding portal, and an early M100 unit (when production starts), is currently priced at $999. The software goodies of this bundle are said to become available this December, but apparently, you developers will also have to wait until next year in order to receive your gadget.


source: SlashGear

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19 Comments

1. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

good.....but not as good as google glass...

3. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

you tried them both then?

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

LOL!! He probably saw them on ads and thought this one needs glass in it. Google glass has "glass" in it so it's better!!

11. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

do you need to use to choose between galaxy y and s3??? Its clear that google glass has more functionality than this.....

15. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

so is that a yes?

16. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

wow, typical bandwagoner Android fan. If you step outside that Google bubble you will see that there is more to life. Dont get me wrong, I actively use Google products, I actually use google plus over facebook and love google voice. But I am open.

17. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Do you read article??????? It uses android dude....i am not hating anything....article itself says it has less functionality.....

18. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

and is that how you order food at restaurants... read the ingredients and decide which taste better before actually tasting?

19. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

But u will not confuse between sandwich and pizza i think....if you do..then you are loser..... sorry am from india so i don't know what menu u will have.....but this is simple enough.....

9. MeoCao unregistered

But the girl is better looking than Sergey Brin.

2. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

I would like to see it in a video to tell if I like it or not.

4. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Both useless gimmicks...

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

When were you born???

10. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

before windows unlike most children here. this goes hand in hand with siri and all the other gimmicks, cool, expensive, and in the end utterly useless... there are far cheaper glasses cameras out there already...

13. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I hear ya- Ogy_dogy - dog... I'm before the age of windows also, and gimmicks are what all these glasses fad is. With a screen right before your eye sight is unbelievable... I can see these idiots walking into street poles, mall fountains; And please don't drive with them on.... Boom #@%, Crash %*#$, Pow #$@?#!!!

14. Hemlocke unregistered

I'm a child of the 70s (Born in '69), and I like where all of this is going. Some of the early implementations are a bit clunky, like this one, but all-in-all, I am looking forward to some wearable computers.

5. Aeires unregistered

Where exactly is the display at, all I see is a bluetooth headset with a camera on it. Sounds like the display is a separate device, so Google Glasses has the edge if that's true.

6. Hemlocke unregistered

The display is 16:9 WQVGA on the inside of the arm that protrudes.i hate that there is such a protrusion, and that little bit of distance will make the screen harder to see, but the placement should be much easier on the eye than the placement of Glass.

12. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

what about a contact lens version?

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