We have come a long way from the Google Glass. It is the bold eyewear idea that launched a 1000 more ideas. Recently Snap Inc, felt confident diving into the wearable tech space with its new ‘videocam shades’ called Spectacles. The product is the brainchild of Evan Spiegel, 26 year old CEO of former Snapchat. He has come up with Spectacles that capture footage (Snaps) which is then uploaded onto the Snapchat app where it exists until transferred to a device such as an Android mobile or iPhone.
With so much going on, how can you not appreciate this kind of development within the smart glasses space? It is quite inspiring to witness companies throw their ideas into the arena, case and point Vue Smart Glasses. Stylish and discreet, Vue smart glasses are more than just another pair of glasses. The Vue frames have not only been designed with the kind of integrated technology, that is seamless and invisible, the glasses also brag smart features such as streaming wireless audio via bone conduction speakers, tracking steps, calories and distance and notifications when you receive an email or text message.
When it comes to impressive tech specs, Vue uses bone conduction audio technology to transfer stereo sound to your inner ear without the use of earbuds. What this means is that your ears remain unplugged, so you can listen to music, answer calls, and hear notifications all from your glasses while still being able to hear the world around you. Another tech feature worth mentioning is gesture control. This is a design perk that allows you to navigate your Vue with a convenient touch interface embedded into the arm of the frames. With no ports or buttons, we love that Vue smart glasses have been designed to give the wearer a non- intrusive experience.
Some of our favourite attributes include Vue smart glasses ‘Find My Glasses’ feature. It is an app that makes it easy for you to find your frames again should you misplace them. We also love that Vue gives us the opportunity to customize the frames. This means that we can get them to function the way we want. As for charging, Vue has made it quite easy for us. All we need to do is just pop the glasses in their case and they will automatically charge. Once fully charged, the Vue smart glasses will conserve power by turning on automatically when you put them on, and entering into a low power mode when you take them off. This means that the battery can last up to one week.
With some time left on their Kickstarter campaign, the Vue smart glasses have already tempted over 2k backers to the tune of $523k. Their initial goal was $50k. Interested parties can still pledge for a pair of the smart glasses. Starting from $179, you can take advantage of the 33% off the expected retail price of $269. Your pledge will include Single Vision Prescription, Tinted or Plano (non-prescription) lenses and a charging case.
Available in a variety of different colors, textures, and shapes, Vue smart glasses have been designed in a way that allows you to embrace your individual and unique style. Besides wanting you to look good, Vue also wants to look after your eyes. In order to do that, they have partnered up with an FDA-certified lens manufacturer. This means that you will have the option of prescription (including progressive), photochromic transition, polarized, and prescription polarized lenses.
So if smart glasses hold your interest, we are certain that you are not alone. Vue is just the beginning of what will soon become the kind of reality that will allow us to create our own custom gestures and features, like nod to answer a call or shake your head to ignore a call. With every new and brilliant idea, the smart glasses revolution gains momentum and that in our book is not a bad thing.