Vuzix targets mass market with new Blade AR glasses

Amazon Alexa Enable on Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses

The 75-employee company that specializes in wearable display and virtual reality and augmented reality technologies managed to integrate Alexa into its invention thanks to an Amazon program that enables third-party manufacturers to put the digital assistant into their products. At CES, Brilliant is adding Amazon's Display Cards, so Alexa can show you more info on the screen when you ask a question. "Bluetooth audio-capable devices built with this new kit can connect directly to the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) via the Amazon Alexa App (for Android and iOS) on the customer's mobile device". Amazon is teaming up with the company that makes Blade Smart Glasses. The latest development is a lightweight solution of the AVS Device SDK that the company launched past year to let OEMs start integrating Alexa into their Bluetooth-supported connected devices. However, Vuzix has emerged as the first smartglass maker to showcase the development in real. With alexa's help, you can have the glasses project directions, menus, weather reports, sports scores and other alerts right in front of your eyes. This is expected to happen sometime in 2019. Apple's AR smartglasses are supposed to come to market in 2020. Throughout previous year, Alexa was added to non-Amazon devices including the HTC U11, Huawei Mate 9 and a Moto Mod for the Motorola Moto Z series. The Show combines a touchscreen with a smart speaker. However, its expansion might give a tough competition to Siri that is already powering the Apple Watch in addition to its integration into iPhone and iPad.

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Vuzix smart glasses run the Vuzix Blade OS that offers an intuitive viewing experience and lets users swipe and tap for a seamless navigation experience.

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