Sony Electronics unveils its ‘SmartEyeglass’ the new ‘Holographic’ Smart Glasses to compete Google Glass. The smart glass is set to go on sale to developers at the beginning of next year. It has a number of sensors to detect the orientation of the wearer and an external battery pack, competing Google Glass which was often criticized for poor battery life.
The Japanese manufacturer Sony announced it on Friday. It has to meet the challenges of Google Glass which already has many features like connection with Android smartphone to display different kinds of information. The SmartEyeglass will go on sale in the first quarter of 2015.
Sony’s wearable comes with a number of sensors, including an accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, and a brightness sensor, in addition to a microphone and camera. Its design is probably not that good but it display text in a better way like the heads-up display of a video game contrary to the Google Glass optic, which appears like a small box in the upper-right-hand corner of a wearer’s sight. It also utilizes “hologram optics technology” to project the text in various ways.
Sony is hopeful with the early version of its wearable technology that it will make its way to the big developers. With Sony’s smart glass the users will be able to view navigation information while walking, check a recipe while cooking without taking their eyes from their hands, or view information related to a certain player while watching a sports game in a stadium.
Sony is also running Project Morpheus, a virtual reality headset for its PlayStation 4 game console that it is expected to release next year.