“Meta wants to launch the first real AR glasses in 2024”

According to The Verge, sources say Mark Zuckerberg will see smart glasses as an opportunity to experience an “iPhone moment.” He sees the AR glasses, which can project visualizations onto glasses and record audio and video, for example, as the next step towards mobile phones.

Project Nazare, the name Meta uses, is also meant to expose Zuckerberg’s ambitions at Apple and Google. He would be annoyed by the way Meta-apps like Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp should follow the rules of the two main mobile phone platforms.

Meta’s first glasses therefore work without a smartphone connection. Instead, consumers should get a small box in the shape of a smartphone that can supply some of the computing power of the glasses. Through the glasses, you should be able to talk to other people’s holograms, which should, among other things, be more realistic than video chat, as Zuckerberg said.

“Don’t expect it to be sold out”

The expectations for the sales figures of the first edition of the glasses will still be low. This is said to be primarily for tech fans who want to try the latest gadget. In addition, according to The Verge, Meta is still working on simpler, lighter glasses that still work with a mobile phone, under the name Hypernova.

Meta hopes to ship tens of millions of smart glasses by the end of this decade. Zuckerberg’s decision to change the company’s name from Facebook to Meta last year was meant to show confidence in the future of such products.

Technology is not that far away

There are currently smart glasses from Meta on the market and special Ray-Ban sunglasses that can record video and audio and use them to make calls, but they are not yet available. on the lenses. Other glasses that can currently project, such as Snap’s Spectacles, are not common yet and are usually aimed at a small group of professionals who can experiment with them.

So the technology is not as advanced as promised. Battery life is usually still short and apps are still limited. Glasses usually have a small area where you can see the digital projections. Zuckerberg hopes to increase that field of view to 70 degrees with his first glasses, but that is unlikely, according to The Verge.

Source: RTL