Xiaomi has launched its smart glasses, a product that we are unable to buy yet but that demonstrates the firm’s potential.
Xiaomi began life as a software firm less than ten years ago. It has expanded under the smartphone umbrella to the point that it is beginning to compete with manufacturers. This was evident when Xiaomi launched its automotive division, and now with its new smart glasses.
The substitute for phones
Xiaomi’s eyewear, unlike those of Huawei or Facebook’s own, is not a gadget to be worn with the phone but rather a device that will eventually replace it.
They accomplish this by projecting information on the crystals, which replicates Google’s failed scheme with Google Glasses.
A technological challenge in a simple device at first sight
When Google unveiled its eyewear, one of the things that became apparent is that people preferred a more conventional look. That’s where Huawei and Facebook ended up, and Xiaomi is following in their footsteps.
Despite that, the Chinese company’s newest product features a Wi-Fi connection, Bluetooth, speakers, voice control, touch panels, and cameras.
But the star feature is a monochrome MicroLED screen that will display information in green. It is 0.13″ and projects the information in our eye making the display size much larger.
In this way, we will be able to integrate the information in our field of vision, although they are not augmented reality glasses.
Specifications of the Xiaomi Smart Glasses
Despite the potential of the glasses, Xiaomi does not want to overwhelm users, which is why it has focused on some specific tasks to enhance them in its new product.
- Navigation: we will be able to have indications on the screen of the glasses on the route we have taken.
- Photographs and video: the integrated 5MP camera will allow us to take photos and record video, and an external screen on one of the temples will warn the people around us that we are doing so, for privacy reasons.
- Calls: the integration of a microphone and speakers will allow making and answering phone calls.
- Messaging: we can also reply to incoming messages, as well as send others via voice text dictation and audio messages.
A product with no definite date
Despite how interesting such a device is, it must be emphasized that Xiaomi sees this as the future, not the present, and there are many questions still unanswered, including the software used and battery life.