It is understood with the smart glasses market that we will frequently encounter in 2021. In fact, this is not a new technology; even when we look years ago, we can see that there are smart glasses produced by small-scale brands. However, with Augmented Reality technology development, smart glasses have had the chance to gain more place in the sector this time.
The ThinkReality A3 lightweight smart glasses announced by Lenovo at the CES 2021 event today also stand out with AR support. The new Lenovo ThinkReality A3 glasses, which are the flesh of the augmented reality, offer solutions especially focused on the business world.
Mainly designed for the business world, this viewer could allow us to take a first look at what will perhaps be the future of interaction between user and PC or smartphone thanks to the so-called augmented reality (AR). It tethers to the devices via a USB-C cable depending on the needs of smart workers anywhere.
According to Lenovo’s statement, ThinkReality A3 smart glasses can be used like ordinary sunglasses without any additional equipment; however, the company advised users to use additional frames from Lenovo to increase the durability of the glasses.
The AR smart glasses are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 Platform for high-quality performance and feature stereoscopic 1080p displays presenting the user with up to 5 virtual displays. The glasses have an 8 MP RGB camera that provides 1080p video for remote expert use cases, while the dual fish-eye cameras provide room-scale tracking.
“The A3 is a next-generation augmented reality solution – light, powerful and versatile. The smart glasses are part of a comprehensive, integrated digital solution from Lenovo that includes the advanced AR device, ThinkReality software, and Motorola mobile phones. Whether working in virtual spaces or supporting remote assistance, the ThinkReality A3 enhances workers’ abilities to do more wherever they are,” said Jon Pershke, Lenovo Vice President of Strategy and Emerging Business, Intelligent Device Group.
The Lenovo ThinkReality A3 will be launched in two different models, PC Edition and Industrial Edition. The first edition will be conceived thinking exclusively of uses that intend to create virtual monitors in order to practically extend the working area of a laptop. In turn, the industrial model will target companies that want to create more complex work environments and involve detailed work in virtual reality environments.
For now, official prices for Lenovo’s new smart glasses have yet to be revealed, and it has just been confirmed that they will be available in select markets worldwide starting mid-2021.