The Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses is an Android-based wearable computer, enhanced with a wearable monocular display and computer, recording features and wireless connectivity capabilities designed for commercial, professional, and prosumer users. Its pre-installed apps can be used to record and playback still pictures and video, track timed events, manage your calendar, link to your phone and more. The M100 is compatible with thousands of existing Android apps and easy access to developer resources enables the creation of custom apps to suit virtually any need.
Vuzix M100 provides the features and capabilities of a modern smartphone, without a cellular radio, in a hands-free wearable device. It includes a HD camera for still picture and video capture and enables the user to store their content in expandable onboard memory or stream it live. Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity makes it easy to pair with another Android device or connect wirelessly with Wi-Fi to the Internet. An integrated head tracking and GPS system can not only provide apps with your location but even the direction and angle of your current view for unprecedented situational awareness.
Smart Glasses are a wearable display system with onboard intelligence. They can range from wearable display systems with only rudimentary data display capabilities to products that rely upon remote cloud connectivity for application and data processing, up to devices such as the M100 that incorporate a complete Android system comparable to current smartphones.
The Android system embedded in the M100 is able to run many thousands of existing Android apps plus Android apps customized or created exclusively for its unique design.
A 16:9, WQVGA, full color display floats in or near your line of sight, providing an image visually equivalent to a 4 in. smartphone screen held at a typical 14 in. distance. Display arm adjustments, display tilt, and left or right eye mounting options, enable you to position the M100 for maximum effectiveness and viewing comfort. A convenient display shield maximizes visibility in bright outdoor sunlight and the small display size minimizes the visual blockage of the real-world view.
The Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 incorporates a compact White Pearl™ display module and ultra-low-power driver IC, both from Kopin Corporation.
Which is your dominant eye? Two mounting solutions are provided with the M100, an adjustable over-the-head system as well as a safety-glass solution. Both allow for left or right eye use. The image in the M100 display rotates to accommodate either eye.
How do you control apps and features with a wearable hands-free device? With the M100 smart glasses, you are free to choose the interface method best suited to you and your application. Four control buttons on the M100, a traditional smartphone software interface and controls running remotely on a paired Android device, through voice navigation, or using gesture controls, the M100 supports them all.
The M100’s integrated camera captures 5 megapixel still images and 1080p high-definition video. Video and image capture can be stored directly on the M100’s memory (expandable up to 32 GB) or streamed live. Where privacy may be a concern when recording video, a “video recording indicator” light on the face of the M100 provides an alert, the same as that accepted for use with video cameras around the world.
As hinted by the M100’s form factor, audio-out is provided to a single ear. Dual microphones provide audio recording and voice input with noise cancelation.
Battery life or “runtime” is an important consideration, especially in mission critical business, professional and industrial applications. With so many factors affecting power draw, such as the use of wireless connectivity, display brightness camera usage and more, it is impossible to accurately predict your personal runtime. To alleviate runtime concerns, regardless of your usage scenario, the M100 provides a trifecta of power options: a high capacity rechargeable internal battery, an external USB mini-B power port, plus an external battery pack extending the internal battery’s staying power seven fold.
Display resolution: WQVGA Color display
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Field of view (Diagonal): 15 degrees, equivalent to 4 in. mobile device screen seen at 14 in
Brightness: >2000 nits
24 bit color
Left or right eye usable
OMAP4460 at 1.2GHz
1 GB RAM
Android ICS 4.04, API 15
External Flash Slot
Micro SD support up to 32 GB
4 control buttons
Remote control app, runs on paired Android device
Supports customizable voice navigation
3 DOF gesture engine (L/R,U/D,N/F)
Integrated Head Tracker
3-degree of freedom head tracking
3 axis gyro
3 axis accelerometer
3 axis mag/integrated compass
550mha rechargeable internal battery
Up to 6 hours hands free (display off)
2 hours hands free + display
1 hour hands free + display + camera + high CPU loading
External Battery Pack
3800mha rechargeable battery
Ultra-thin USB mini-B cable
Powers & recharges M100
115 x 58.6 x 10MM
Increases run time up to 6.5 times over base M100
Noise cancelling microphone
5 megapixel stills
16:9 aspect ratio
Safety glasses (included)
Use with left or right eye
Micro USB: control/power/upgrade
Supported Host Devices Software
iOS (in development)
The M100 package contains:
M100 Smart Glasses
USB to Micro USB Cable, Right-Angle
M100 External Battery Pack
M100 Earphone Caps, Short & Long
M100 Safety Glasses
M100 Safety Glasses Adapters, Left & Right
M100 Carrying Case