Dual microphones for audio capture with noise cancellation
M100 Smart Glasses
The world’s first commercially available “Smart Glasses”
Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses serve up the digital world hands-free, offering unprecedented access to information, data collection and more. Enhance existing workflows and open new opportunities in industrial, supply chain, remote assistance, medical and many more aspects of your business.
Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses are an Android-based wearable computer, enhanced with a wearable monocular display and onboard processor, recording features and wireless connectivity capabilities designed for a wide variety of enterprise applications. Its pre-installed apps can be used to take still pictures, record and playback video, track timed events, link to your phone and more. The real strength of the M100 comes from its compatibility with thousands of existing Android apps, and easy access to developer resources which enable the creation of custom apps to suit virtually any need. Ergonomic yet rugged, the M100 is currently in large scale productive use in fields such as telemedicine, remote assistance, warehousing, utilities, manufacturing, and more.
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 obstruction of the environment around you. Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses incorporate a compact White Pearl™ display module and ultra-low power driver IC, both provided by the Kopin Corporation.
Which is your dominant eye? A variety of frame mounting options are available, including safety glasses and sleek frames; both allow for left or right eye use. The image in the M100 display rotates automatically to accommodate either mounting option.
How do you control apps and features with a wearable hands-free device? With Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses, we provide a variety of methods of control. Three control buttons on the M100 provide basic interface navigation capability, and the optional iOS and Android partner application allows for touch-based input and convenient access to settings. In addition, we support a suite of native and custom voice commands for navigation and application control, as well as gesture controls.
The integrated camera on Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses is capable of capturing 5 megapixel still images and 1080p high-definition video. Video and image captures can be stored directly on the M100’s memory (expandable up to 32GB) or streamed live over the internet. Where privacy may be a concern, a video recording indicator light on the face of the M100 will inform those around you that video is being recorded, in accordance with accepted standards for video cameras around the world.
Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses contain a single on-ear speaker, and dual microphones with noise cancellation for voice controls and recording. Included with every pair are ear cups which help channel the sound from the speaker into your ear, enhancing comfort and your ability to hear the audio in louder environments.
Battery life, or “runtime”, is an important consideration, especially in mission critical applications. Depending on usage, battery life of Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses can range from 1-3 hours. Included with every M100 is an external battery pack, which can extend runtime up to 5-6 hours when connected to the USB micro-B power connector.
- Display resolution: WQVGA Color display
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Field of view (Diagonal): 15 degrees, equivalent to 4 in. mobile device screen seen at 14 in
- Brightness: >2000 nits
- 24 bit color
- Left or right eye usable
- OMAP4460 at 1.2GHz
- 1 GB RAM
- Android ICS 4.04, API 15
- 4GB flash
- Mounting options
- Over head
- Safety glasses (included)
- Use with left or right eye
- Micro USB: control/power/upgrade
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n,
- External Flash Slot
- Micro SD support up to 32 GB
- Micro SD support up to 32 GB
- 4 control buttons
- Remote control app, runs on paired Android device)
- Supports customizable voice navigation
- Supports gesturing
- Sensor Systems
- 3 DOF gesture engine (L/R,U/D,N/F)
- Ambient light
- External Battery Pack
- 3800 mAh rechargeable battery
- Ultra-thin USB mini-B cable
- Powers & recharges M100
- Ultra-thin USB mini-B cable
- 115 x 58.6 x 10MM
- Increases run time up to 6.5 times over base M100
- Supported Host Devices Software
- SDK available
- Integrated head Tracker
- 3-degree of freedom head tracking
- 3 axis gyro
- 3 axis accelerometer
- 3 axis mag/integrated compass
- 550 mAh rechargeable internal battery
- Up to 6 hours hands free (display off)
- 2 hours hands free + display
- 1 hour hands free + display + camera + high CPU loading
- Hands Free
- Ear speaker
- Dual noise cancelling microphone
- 5 megapixel stills
- 1080p video
- 16:9 aspect ratio
OS 2.0 Features
Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses serve up the digital world before your eye, offering unprecedented hands-free access to interactive work flows, two-way video, data collection and much more. Now with our latest version of our customized Android OS, the features and capabilities of the M100 have been significantly enhanced providing an entirely new and improved experience. Vuzix continuously incorporates feedback from our customer base to enable key features on an ongoing basis.
- A partner application for both Android and iOS smartphones, enabling remote control of the M100 and access to its settings
- All new user interface including:
- Local integrated Nuance voice control (no need for being connected to the web)
- Integrated gesture recognition
- New standardized button controls
- Support for Over-the-Air (OTA) updates for M100 applications and OS updates
- Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for additional peripheral support, including audio, external GPS antennae, etc.
- Significantly improved power management for longer battery life and better thermal performance
- Updated SDK for our developer community
Completely redesigned user interface:
The M100 Application Launcher is built on a carousel-style “desktop” as opposed to a conventional 2d array of applications. For standalone operation, this enhances the user experience by making it easier to navigate your installed applications and enables more natural controls using voice, gesture and button inputs.
Our SG Manager application connects to the M100 via Bluetooth and is optimized to work with the M100’s carousel Application Launcher. By mirroring the M100 carousel on the SG Manager, it is easy to control and navigate your installed applications.
Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses ship with a number of native applications designed specifically to work well in the Smart Glasses form factor, and are capable of running most Android applications. In addition, Vuzix offers an optional mobile companion application available for download.
The Smart Glasses Manager companion application is designed to enhance the user experience of the M100 by enabling additional input methods and access to applications and settings. The application is available for both iOS and Android in smartphone and tablet versions, and connects to the M100 over Bluetooth.
OS2.0 Native Application Tour
With OS 2.0 many of the base applications that come preinstalled on the M100 have been written to take advantage of the new OS 2.0 capabilities and are considered native applications. Here are just a few examples.
The Audio Recorder application is a Native M100 Application. It can be controlled standalone by Voice, Buttons and Gesture or by using the partner device Smart Glasses Manager application installed on the Partner Device.
Press Audio Recorder icon on the partner device and then press the START button to begin recording. As shown, the M100’s VU meter will track the audio levels as it is recording. Recordings will then be saved in the M100 Smart Glasses audio library.
Sample voice commands supported: record audio, pause recording, resume recording, delete recording, go library, go audio recording
The Calendar application is a Native M100 Application designed to sync with the calendar on the partner device. It can be controlled standalone by Voice, Buttons and Gesture or by using the Smart Glasses Manager application installed on the Partner Device.
Press Calendar icon on the partner device and then adjust the date to the day required and as shown the M100 will show the event calendar for that day.
Sample voice commands supported: Scroll Down, Scroll Up, Next Day/Week/Month/Year, Previous Day, Stop/Halt, View calendar for date
The Camera application is a Native M100 Application. It can be controlled standalone by Voice, Buttons and Gesture or by using the Smart Glasses Manager application installed on the Partner Device.
Press Camera icon Select Camera or Video mode and press “camera image” to take pics or “RECORD” for video.
Sample voice commands supported: focus, zoom, take picture, take video, start recording, stop recording.
The Clock application is a Native M100 Application. It can be controlled standalone by Voice, Buttons and Gesture or by using the Smart Glasses Manager application installed on the Partner Device.
Press Clock icon on the partner device and then select the “Clock”, “Stopwatch” or “Timer” mode. Setup the M100 through this interface and press “Start”.
Sample voice commands supported: go clock, go stopwatch, go timer, start, resume, stop, halt, reset timer.
The Contacts application is a Native M100 Application designed to sync to the contacts database on the partner device. It can be controlled standalone by Voice, Buttons and Gesture or by using the Smart Glasses Manager application installed on the Partner Device.
Press Contacts icon on the partner device carousel to start contacts on the M100. Press “Sync” to sync the Partner Devices contacts to the M100. Selecting a contact name will open it and allow calling, email, SMS, etc. through the Partner Device using the M100 as a hands free headset. The M100 will also show the contacts on screen.
The Gallery application is a native M100 Application that manages the videos and pictures taken on the M100 Smart Glasses and allows them to be moved/copied to the partner device. Using the launcher on the M100 images and videos can also be connected directly to social media sites. The Gallery app can be controlled standalone by Voice, Buttons and Gesture or by using the Smart Glasses Manager application installed on the Partner Device.
Press Gallery icon on the partner device carousel to start Gallery on the M100. The partner Device will show all pictures and videos that have been recorded in the M100. As they are scrolled through they are also shown on the M100. To copy them from the M100 to the partner device press the “Save a copy” button.
The Scanner allows you to read QR Codes and Bar Code using your Smart Glasses camera. It has been integrated into certain features of the M100 to make it easy, for example, to open websites, log onto WiFi networks, shop and research products on the web, and the likes. Simply run the Scanner application and point the M100 to a QR Code. You can scan in both landscape and portrait modes, and can even scan mirrored images!
To create your own QR or Bar codes we recommend using the QR Droid site located at www.qrdroid.com . the m100’s scanner is based on the qr droid software.
Press Scanner icon on the partner device to start the Scanner on the M100. The scanner will start up on the M100 and immediately go into scan mode. Once a bar code is scanned (either 2D or 1D) the ability to search the web to identify what was scanned for more details and or to shop is then presented. The Scanner can also be used to automatically connect to WiFi hot spots or go to websites or follow QR Codes on marketing and advertisement etc.