First Augmented Reality Smartglasses with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
ODG – Osterhout Design Group has unveiled two augmented reality (AR) smartglasses ODG R-8 and ODG R-9, which are powered by the recently launched high-end Snapdragon 835 mobile processor by Qualcomm.
Augmented Reality – that can project computer-generated imagery on your glasses overlaying the the real world around you, is expected to be a $90 billion business by 2020 – and $120 billion when combined with Virtual Reality. You can suppose that ODG is one of the first companies heading to pioneer the market segment which last year introduced the R-7 smartglasses powered by Snapdragon 805.
Interestingly this year, the R-8 will be sold for some price under $1,000, while the R-9 will be sold for approximately $1,800. Looking at the previous models, the company had higher price tags as R-7 smartglasses were sold for $2,750 and the R-6 smartglasses for $5,000.
ODG R-8 Smartglasses
R-8 brings the power of mobile virtual computing to consumers. With over 40˚ field-of-view (FOV) and HD resolution, consumers can access the familiarity of movies, sports, gaming, navigation and education experiences – all on smartglasses which are lighter, smaller and sleeker than any other wearable device.
R-8 offers the same private screen that floats in your view, wherever and however you are moving, with the added dimension of AR, VR and Mixed Reality overlays for a richer computing experience. R-8 weighs under 4 ounces and offers High Definition resolution in a large, greater than 40˚ field-of-view (FOV).
ODG R-9 Smartglasses
R-9 is based on ODG’s award-winning 50° field-of-view FOV and features Full HD 1080p resolution Project Horizon platform, and is already a winner in three CES 2017 Innovation Award categories. Targeted to a variety of Wider FOV experiences from light enterprise to prosumer media consumption, it is also a development platform for sophisticated mobile mixed reality and smartglasses applications.
Both R-8 and R-9 benefit from advanced features that come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, VR SDK, such as hardware accelerated, visual inertial odometry based 6DOF motion tracking. Both of the smartglasses will be available in second half of 2017.