Despite the fact that augmented reality seems to be the next step in the technological development of society (just look at all those movies that talk about the future!), Somehow producers approach it with reserve, and customers themselves … with mixed feelings. However, there is nothing surprising in this, because creating the right goggles is one thing, but embracing their useful possibilities is another. It is therefore difficult to predict success with the somewhat unique Bose Frames sunglasses, which have just been pre-ordered.
All this uniqueness of Frames glasses comes from the way they throw information to the user. They do not do it through displays built into the glass or small projectors, because they focus only on sound. Hence the built-in microphone and speakers in the form of headphones, the combination of which would be perfectly complemented by the proprietary platform … but not. At the beginning, Bose took the easy way by harnessing his Frames with Siri and the Google Assistant. However, he has plans to create his own augmented reality platform for glasses, which we don’t know much about so far. According to The Verge, who had the opportunity to test them on their own skin, Frames after connecting to a smartphone:
[…] were able to understand the location using GPS and the direction we were looking, thanks to the built-in 9-axis motion sensor. Using this data in conjunction with voice commands and a single multi-function button, the glasses provided information about what we were looking at through the speakers in each temple. They weren’t (Frames – ed.) As accurate as the AR glasses that superimposed a digital display over the real world, but the audio approach was surprisingly effective.
The problem with this solution is privacy, or rather the shortcomings allowed by the company. All because open-ear speakers are used, which means that they send sound waves not directly to our ear canal. Apparently Bose has made a good isolation from the outside world, but personally I would rather think twice before trying to obtain confidential information. Bose announced two Frames models – with round and square frames. In both cases, we are talking about a small, 45-gram weight increased by a battery (with a power that allows 210 minutes of listening to music) and glasses that block UV radiation. If you want to get yourself a pair, they can now be ordered for $ 199 with an estimated delivery date in January 2019.
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Źródło: The Verge