odafone Spain has announced that as of June 1, its customers will be able to purchase the new Nreal Light augmented reality glasses. The smart glasses were designed for daily use and connect via a USB-C cable to a smartphone to take full advantage of a next-generation Android device for processing tasks and providing an immersive augmented reality experience for the wearer.
The Nreal Light smart glasses offer consumers high quality augmented reality and mixed reality experience, with an advanced awareness of the user’s surrounding environment due to the glasses’ six degrees of freedom (6DoF) tracking, plane detection and image tracking. Sporting two cameras, two microphones and two speakers, the Nreal Light smart glasses allow users to search the web and watch videos directly in their field of vision. Information will be displayed as a large transparent screen, additionally, the user can move around as normal without the projection being disturbed.
To enhance this experience even more, Vodafone also announced that it has created ‘Vodafone 5G Reality AR’, an augmented reality app which enables users to extend their own reality, developed in collaboration with Virtual Voyagers and Optiva Media. The app features a list of application widgets, allowing users to create their own virtual dashboard, combining 2D and 3D screens. If an app is not available, users can simply open a browser window and view it from the glasses display instead. The new Vodafone 5G Reality AR will be available free of charge and can be downloaded via the Google Play store. Users will access the app through Nebula, Nreal’s native 3D system for the Light glasses.
The announcement makes Vodafone the first mobile operator in Spain to bring to market a consumer focused augmented reality device with real use cases, thanks to an exclusivity agreement with Nreal. Vodafone also stated that:
“The advantages provided by the Vodafone 5G network are essential for the operation of these glasses, since speeds of up to 1Gbps and latencies of less than 10ms make the experience smooth and comfortable for the user.”
Vodafone also added that the company would continue to develop other use cases to further enhance the advantages of its 5G network that will be implemented in the coming months.
Nreal Light is available as of today from [nofollow]vodafone.es/nreal. Customers can purchase the glasses at Vodafone physical stores or digital points of sale.