FP trendSeptember 18, 2020 5:00:52 p.m. IST
Facebook announced that it will be releasing its first consumer “smart glasses” as a Ray-Ban branded product. Facebook confirms too The edge that the device is not classified as an AR device and does not have an integrated display. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had announced the smart glasses during the opening speech at the purely virtual Facebook Connect conference.
Facebook announced that consumer smart glasses will be a single step in its overall AR work, and it now includes an experimental research prototype called Project aria. Facebook will begin testing Aria in the real world with the company̵
The company is now working with Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica to design the frames of its first consumer smart glasses.
Andrew Bosworth, vice president of Reality Labs at Facebook, said that they are passionate about researching devices that allow people to better connect with those who are closest to them. According to him, in EssilorLuxottica they have an equally ambitious partner who will use their expertise and first-class brand catalog to produce fashionable smart glasses.
According to a reported by Tom’s Guide, Some key differences between Facebook and Apple, with the latter reportedly heavily reliant on augmented reality. Facebook, for its part, will have an integrated display. The report added that the current Aria prototype features a Wayfarer-like design with thick bezels and what appears to be two cameras mounted next to both lenses.
According to a report last year, Luxottica came on board after Facebook reportedly struggled with this project getting it ready for consumption.
The report suggested that this Glasses should replace smartphones and can be used for making calls, showing important information on the display and streaming live on social media platforms.