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Smart Glasses: Wearable High Tech

We live in a golden age of technology as evidenced by these glasses that allow you to 'see' 5 virtual monitors, or monitor your health, or take 3D photos
BY Bill Lindsey TIMESeptember 8, 2022 PRINT

We aren’t quite at the same level of technology as Tony Stark’s glasses in “Iron Man” that provide him access to his supercomputers, but these are still very cool and practical. Please don’t be tempted to use them while driving!

(Courtesy of Vuzix)
(Courtesy of Vuzix)

Right in Front of You

Vuzix Blade Upgraded Smart Glasses

$999.99

These glasses might be a bit on the clunky side, but they’re beautiful in use. Imagine working on a complex project such as rewiring a piece of electronics. Normally, you’d need to look away to refer to a manual or instructional video, but with these, it’s virtually in front of you.

(Courtesy of Snap Spectacles)
(Courtesy of Snap Spectacles)
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(Courtesy of Snap Spectacles)

Capture It in 3D

Snap Spectacles 3

$380

Unlike most smart glasses, which incorporate one onboard camera, these have two. As a result, they create 3D images and video. The 4GB flash storage holds 100 videos or 1,200 images; the integral battery allows up to 70 videos per charge. Four microphones add a lush soundtrack to the videos.

(Courtesy of Lenovo)
(Courtesy of Lenovo)
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(Courtesy of Lenovo)

A Private, Virtual Workstation

Lenovo ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses

$1,499.99

Imagine sitting on your couch at home, “seeing” a full array of up to five virtual, big-screen monitors in front of you. That’s the idea of this system, which allows you to create a virtual workspace in which you can position the monitors for optimal viewing. Even better, these glasses accept prescription lenses.

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Fully Connected

Engo Eyewear

$397

Athletes, whether professional or weekend warriors, measure performance by monitoring bodily activity. This is something easier said than done while running—unless you use this system, engineered for active people. Wearers can track real-time heart rate, speed, distance covered, and more. The glasses also provide excellent protection from ultraviolet rays and debris.

(Courtesy of Vufine)
(Courtesy of Vufine)

Upgrade Your Glasses

Vufine+ Wearable Display

$199

This system is a brilliant choice for those who wear glasses. Simply clipped onto your prescription eyewear or favorite sunglasses, it allows you to watch videos, operate a drone, or “see” a second monitor, all via what your eye interprets as a four-inch high-definition screen located 12 inches from your face.

Bill Lindsey
Bill Lindsey is an award-winning writer based in South Florida. He covers real estate, automobiles, timepieces, boats, and travel topics.
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