Last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that it would be releasing its first Smart Glasses soon. Here’s good news for all, as Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that the next product will be the first smart glasses from “Ray-Ban” brand.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg Confirmed Facebook Ray-Ban Smart Glasses to Launch Soon
Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the launch of “Ray-Ban” smart glasses at the company’s second-quarter earnings call. However, the official launch date or other details are not revealed, but we can expect the Facebook Smart Glasses later this year.
“Looking ahead here, the next product release will be the launch of our first smart glasses from Ray-Ban in partnership with EssilorLuxottica”.
The smart glasses will look like regular glasses only. However, Facebook CEO explains the glasses will let you do some pretty neat things.
Ray-Ban smart glasses by Facebook will be the first product in the futuristic glasses department. However, this will not be an AR glasses, as the users will not be allowed to overlay digital objects in the real environment.
According to the reports, these Facebook smart glasses will allow the users to take calls, live-stream their vantage point, and display the call information.
Mark Zuckerberg also said that the smart glasses would have a classic Ray-Ban design. With this, it is expected that the company will soon develop true AR glasses also. The company is currently working on the Aria project, a research project for futuristic AR glasses.
The Facebook Ray-Ban Smart glasses are under the project, and we can expect it will offer a similar experience to the Amazon Echo Frames and Snap Spectacles.
For many years, the company had plans to build AR devices similar to the standard pair of glasses. Facebook has worked with Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica to design the frames of the smart glasses.