The Vuzix M100 is the world’s first commercially available "Smart Glasses." It is an Android-based wearable computer, enhanced with a wearable monocular display and computer, recording features and wireless connectivity capabilities designed for commercial, professional, and prosumer users. Powerful, small and lightweight, the M100 is well suited for a variety of industrial, medical, retail and prosumer applications. Pre-installed apps can be used to record and playback still pictures and video, track timed events, manage your calendar, link to your phone and more. The M100 is also compatible with thousands of existing Android apps and easy access to developer resources enables the creation of custom apps to suit virtually any need.
Vuzix M100 provides most of the features and capabilities of a modern smartphone, without a cellular radio, in a hands-free wearable device. It incudes a HD camera for still picture and video capture and enables the user to store their content in expandable onboard memory or stream it live. Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity makes it easy to pair with another Android device or connect wirelessly with Wi-Fi to the Internet. An integrated head tracking and GPS system can not only provide apps with your location but even the direction and angle of your current view for unprecedented situational awareness.
Hands free access to data, direct and remote video capabilities, direct onboard processing of video capture for lag-free Augmented Reality (AR) and more. The era of Smart Glasses is here, ushered in by the Vuzix M100.
Vuzix smart glasses, M100 were the recipient of the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award BEST OF INNOVATIONS, and selected as Best Technology in the Wireless Handset Accessory category.
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Smart Glasses are a wearable display system with onboard intelligence. They can range from wearable display systems with only rudimentary data display capabilities to products that rely upon remote cloud connectivity for application and data processing, up to devices such as the M100 that incorporate a complete Android system comparable to current smartphones.
The Android system embedded in the M100 is able to run many thousands of existing Android apps plus Android apps customized or created exclusively for its unique design.
A 16:9, WQVGA, full color display floats in or near your line of sight, providing an image visually equivalent to a 4 in. smartphone screen held at a typical 14 in. distance. Display arm adjustments, display tilt, and left or right eye mounting options, enable you to position the M100 for maximum effectiveness and viewing comfort. A convenient display shield maximizes visibility in bright outdoor sunlight and the small display size minimizes the visual blockage of the real-world view.
The Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 incorporates a compact White Pearl™ display module and ultra-low-power driver IC, both from Kopin Corporation.
Which is your dominant eye? Two mounting solutions are provided with the M100, an adjustable over-the-head system as well as a safety-glass solution. Both allow for left or right eye use. The image in the M100 display rotates to accommodate either eye.
How do you control apps and features with a wearable hands-free device? With the M100 smart glasses, you are free to choose the interface method best suited to you and your application. Four control buttons on the M100, a traditional smartphone software interface and controls running remotely on a paired Android device, through voice navigation, or using gesture controls, the M100 supports them all.
Three operating modes are available; Local, HUD and Collaborative.
|Local:||In Local mode, applications are loaded onto and run directly on the M100 using its onboard processor and memory.|
|HUD:||HUD mode utilizes apps loaded and run on a paired Android device where the M100 serves as a Heads Up Display.|
|Collaborative:||Collaborative mode employs the power of both the M100 and a paired Android device. Applications written specifically for this operating mode are able to communicate and collaborate to maximize performance.|
Each of these operating modes can be run with or without an active Internet connection.
The M100’s integrated camera captures 5 megapixel still images and 1080p high-definition video. Video and image capture can be stored directly on the M100’s memory (expandable up to 32 GB) or streamed live. Where privacy may be a concern when recording video, a “video recording indicator” light on the face of the M100 provides an alert, the same as that accepted for use with video cameras around the world.
As hinted by the M100’s form factor, audio-out is provided to a single ear. Dual microphones provide audio recording and voice input with noise cancelation.
Battery life or “runtime” is an important consideration, especially in mission critical business, professional and industrial applications. With so many factors affecting power draw, such as the use of wireless connectivity, display brightness camera usage and more, it is impossible to accurately predict your personal runtime. To alleviate runtime concerns, regardless of your usage scenario, the M100 provides a trifecta of power options: a high capacity rechargeable internal battery, an external USB mini-B power port, plus an external battery pack extending the internal battery’s staying power seven fold.
Available in two colors:
M100 Smart Glasses (Gray)
Part Number: 425T00011
M100 Smart Glasses (White)
Part Number: 425T00021
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The Vuzix Developer Center provides access to a M100 SDK and other important resources designed to assist you in developing and customizing apps designed to empower users.
Register as an M100 Developer today and explore the untapped potential of hands-free data access, processing and recording virtually anytime, anywhere.
For additional information on the M100 SDKs and to sign up as a Registered Vuzix M100 Developer, go to the Vuzix Developer Center.