The long-awaited Facebook-designed augmented reality glasses, which have been in development for years with Ray-Ban, are now expected to be revealed.
After years of speculation, Facebook and Ray-Ban have revealed the date for their augmented reality eyewear. This Thursday, September 9, will be known throughout the world as the day when Facebook’s king of social media rivals Snapchat’s Spectacles glasses.
Ray-Ban has confirmed its partnership with Facebook, the famous brand of glasses, in late July. Now it’s Ray-Ban who is announcing their collaboration 24 hours before the event. Everything appears to be in order for the debut of these new lenses, which will purportedly be used in augmented reality (AR).
The debut has acted as a prologue for several Facebook executives to post home videos shot with the cameras that will be built into the glasses on their social media accounts. Although there is no indication of AR experiences in this sample.
First videos of Facebook and Ray-Ban’s smart glasses
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the collaboration between Facebook and Ray-Ban a month ago at the firm’s financial report conference. In any case, he is interested in developing the augmented reality sector for work or pleasure.
His daughter was seen fencing with him a few hours ago on his Instagram account, which is run by Facebook and has over 100 million followers. Looking at it from this viewpoint, the video could have been shot using the new specs.
Bosworth also stated, “We’re working on a lot of different things. One of the big ones is stationary AR.” Bosworth has been seen in several videos with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his family on vacation. A sunglasses emoji, which is a nod to the event that will take place, accompanies the video.
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The videos in this gallery, while they are not identical to the style of films produced by Snapchat’s Spectacles sunglasses, are similar. However, its Spectacles have been famous for years and have already shown a number of augmented reality experiences where realty merges with fantastic realms. Facebook appears to be waiting until tomorrow’s presentation to demonstrate it.
Interacting with the world
The collaboration with Ray-Ban has a clear aesthetic goal. Both social networks intend to move away from the heavy and bulky virtual reality glasses that have been presented so far such as the Oculus Quest 2.
According to the data, Facebook has supplied so far, the glasses will take pictures and monitor their surroundings, providing useful information about them. They’ll be able to notify you if you’ve left your keys or direct you to your destination instead of replacing part of the functions of a phone.
On the next day, the device will be launched. We’ll learn everything Facebook’s labors have been up to for years, as well as when people will be able to buy these futuristic glasses if they’re released.