Google Glass competitor emerges – meet the Smart Glasses M100 headset


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// November 16th, 2012 // Mobile

Vuzix Smart Glasses M100Google introduced its Google Glass project this year demonstrating to the world the many exciting possibilities available from wearable technology. Now a company called Vuzix has introduced a similar product.  The Smart Glasses M100 resembles an oversize Bluetooth headset.  It runs Android 4.0 ICS and includes an integrated “virtual display”eyepiece, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth connectivity, 720p HD camera, and motion sensors.  Motion sensing is accomplished via a GPS, digital compass, gyroscope, and three-axis head tracker.  It comes with a noise-cancelling microphone and of course, an earpiece.  Battery life is a bit lacking but given the small form factor, that may be the best we can hope for – for now.  The M100 provides 8 hours of handsfree use, 2 hours with display turned on, and only 1 hour with display and camera turned on.

The device can be worn as an over-the-ear loop, headband, or a behind-the-head headband.  Early units are expected to run about $1,000 and should hit the market mid 2013.

Specs include:

  • 1 GHz OMAP 4430 processor
  • 1GB RAM and 4GB Flash storage
  • 8GB microSD
  • 1280×720 16:9 WQVGA display which projects a screen 14 inches in front of the wearer
  • 2,000 nit display (10x brighter than an LCD)

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