The Japanese company Epson announced the start of sales of smart glasses Moverio BT-200. They will become a direct competitor to Google Glass.
The Moverio BT-200 glasses were unveiled in January at the annual CES 2014 and now Epson has announced the start of their sales. The glasses are already available for ordering on the official website of the manufacturer, where they cost $ 699.99. For comparison, a test version of Google Glass can be purchased for about $ 1, 500.
Moverio BT-200 are equipped with a binocular screen with a working resolution of 690 x 540 pixels, 8 GB of internal memory and a camera. The glasses are powered by a TI OMAP 4460 dual-core processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. Android 4.0.4 is used as the software platform, and a special touchscreen remote control is offered to control the glasses. The glasses also include a gyroscope, compass and accelerometer.
If Google Glass is considered primarily as an entertainment multimedia device, then Moverio BT-200 is positioned by the manufacturer as a smart device for various fields of activity. For example, the new Epson glasses will find their application in medicine, manufacturing and, of course, for entertainment purposes.