OPPO: Air Glass 2 prototype and eyesight issues

OPPO: Air Glass 2 prototype and eyesight issues

OPPO gave an important demonstration of what will be its next smart glasses with assisted reality: the Air Glass 2.

In the midst of MWC 2023 in Barcelona, the company showed this prototype that is not yet mass produced for the markets. Its promises are unique as it promises to assist visually impaired people.

What brings the Air Glass 2

These assisted reality glasses, so called because they project information onto the wearer’s view without obstructing their vision or perception of the world around them, are suitable for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and visual conditions, as they can adapt the waveguide to their eyesight.

Key features include being able to answer messages, teleprompter, voice calls, music playback, receive notifications, translation, weather updates, speech-to-text conversion and navigation.

They connect easily to cell phones through an app called Controller and Bluetooth. Through it we can configure to recognize tactile movements thanks to a sensor in the frame. In the future, more interaction methods such as voice, gestures or head movement are expected.

The technology behind

Air Glass 2 includes a pair of microLED displays housed in the sides of the frames and output information with up to 1000 nits of brightness per eye.

It weighs just 38 grams, a fraction of most AR/VR headsets and actually looks like a pair of normal reading glasses.¨

The glasses are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4100 platform , which is used in most high-end smartwatches. Its 200 mAh battery is rated for up to 3 hours of use and is recharged via magnetic pins located on the back of the frames.

The OPPO Air Glass 2 is still in its concept stage, so it remains to be seen when. OPPO Will actually make the leap to a commercially available pair.

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Daniel Chapman