Google has miserably failed to put a computer on your face, but that does not mean we're done with companies trying to develop such devices. And the more technology advances, the less conspicuous these devices will be. Apple is developing augmented reality glasses that will work with the iPhone, but Apple is just one of the big players in the industry that will soon supply AR eyewear. The AR glasses come from a Canadian startup called North and looks like normal glasses. They are even less noticeable than Snap's Spectacles.
The North Focals can be pre-ordered for $ 999, which is not exactly affordable. They come with prescription or non-prescription lenses, but you need an appointment to customize your couple in each case.
A projector inside the frame will be content in your retina, which explains why the focals look almost like normal glasses
When it comes to the type of AR content Going to deliver the focals, you can expect things like news, calendar updates, reminders, weather details, Amazon Alexa and turn-by-turn navigation. A smartphone is needed to process the actual data sent to your eyes, and the focals are connected to your phone via Bluetooth.
As you can see, there is no camera on the focals, which means you will not be able to take pictures or record videos. That was one of many scary Google Glass features that people complained about.
To control the AR elements that appear on your retina, you need the Loop, a ring supplied with the glasses for you to navigate through menus can navigate. In addition to the loop, this $ 999 also includes a charging case, as well as Focals Services and Sun Clips.
The Focals are available in two versions, including Classic and Round, and three color options (Black, Tortoise, and Gray) Fade). You can schedule appointments in Brooklyn or Toronto showrooms to preorder your order. The first non-prescription units are expected to be delivered by the end of the year. Prescription Focals Will Be Available Next Year
Focals certainly provide an interesting way to interact with a phone without pulling it out of the bag. But only time will tell if North will be able to compete with similar products that will inevitably be launched by various smartphone manufacturers over the next few years.