Thanks to the manual of the device, we’ve been able to learn more things about Facebook’s Project Aria AR glasses. There are many virtual reality glasses that can be found in the market, but they look nothing like the glasses that Facebook has been working on for years. Now a leaked report gives us more ideas about the device.
Detailed information about these AR glasses has been leaked From the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, which is the regulatory authority that certifies new products and designs. The idea behind this project is to create a computer capable of seeing and understanding the world.
These glasses are a concept similar to what Snapchat has previously presented with its new project called Spectacles. However, Protocol delves somewhat deeper into the design of these lenses through the report to which they have had access. They claim that the ultimate purpose of the device is to collect a large amount of data to help the company determine the type of sensors needed for future products.
New information leaked about Facebook’s Project Aria AR glasses
Project Aria AR glasses look similar to normal sunglasses. There are four cameras capable of taking photographs and recording videos simultaneously on the device. The system reminds us of the Oculus Quest 2, but it comes with a lighter style.
In addition to the cameras, these glasses come with a Qualcomm chip, a magnetic port to charge the battery and several buttons to turn the glasses on and off or to control the privacy mode when you want to mute the recording. There’s a LED light that alerts the wearer of the glasses and the people around that the recording is on.
There’s a phone app that controls the configuration of the glasses too. The application is called Ariane in the iOS version, it is not known if Facebook also has a version for Android.
Gemini EVT glasses
In any case, this description does not give us the idea of a product intended for the general public and entertainment activities. The model, which is still a prototype dated 2020, is called Gemini EVT (engineering valuation test).
Being a design from last year, this model is outside the agreement that Facebook announced a few months ago with RayBan for the augmented reality glasses.
Since the report was written they have been able to change many aspects of the design, and from the looks of it, the company is working on many different aspects. Maybe all of these designs will come together in a single device later.