Greenlight Perspective 2020: Smartglasses in the Year Ahead

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Consumer Insights, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Head-Up Displays, Imaging & Video, Insight Articles, Interfaces

2019 saw continued developments further cementing the position of augmented reality as a transformative trend for computing. Unique releases from companies like Amazon, Bose, and Snap have served to broaden and complicate the emerging product category known as “smartglasses” by introducing new key functions and display modalities, such as stereo video capture and augmented audio. In addition, imminent releases from … Read More

Snap Spectacles 3: Why Less Is More for AR at Snapchat

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Apps & Games, Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles

In the latest round of new smartglasses announcements for 2019, Snap Inc. announced on August 13th the release date for Snap Spectacles 3. In trend with previous versions of the camera-equipped sunglasses, Spectacles 3 works alongside the Snapchat app. The device also improves on preceding models with the addition of a second camera, which enables stereoscopic capture and the use … Read More

New Funding Helps RealWear Lead Augmented Reality Strategy Evolution

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles

Augmented reality technology provider RealWear announced on June 1 an $80 million series B financing round, comprised of a combination of equity and debt from investors including Teradyne, Inc., Bose Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Kopin Corporation, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. According to RealWear, the round will fund future development of new upcoming hardware and software platforms and expansion into new … Read More