Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is reportedly working on smart glasses that work with Alexa.
Here’s what we know about the plans for Amazon smart glasses.
- Amazon is planning to have the smart glasses look like a normal pair of glasses.
- These smart glasses won’t be a stand alone device, but will instead sync to a smartphone.
- Owners of the smart glasses would be able to easily contact Alexa for questions and performing tasks.
- The device will use a bone-conduction audio system.
- This means that users won’t have to wear earphones to hear Alexa while wearing the smart glasses.
- The report claims that Amazon may be preparing to release the Alexa-enabled smart glasses before the end of the year.
- Babak Parviz, the founder of Alphabet Inc’s (NASDAQ:GOOG,GOOGL) Google Glass, was hired by Amazon in 2014 and has been working on the smart glasses.
- Several other engineers with experience working on smart glasses have joined the online retailer’s secret labs.
- The smart glasses from AMZN reportedly won’t include a camera to avoid privacy concerns and extend battery life.
- These smart glasses will also easily allow customers to get in contact with Alexa without having to unlock their smartphones.
- The report also claims that the Amazon smart glasses may include AR functions to tap into the growing market.
You can head over to the Financial Times to see more about the Amazon smart glasses.
Amazon’s efforts to create smart glasses will hopefully go better than Alphabet’s. Google Glass didn’t perform well with consumers and was ultimately a failure. However, the tech company has launched a version of the smart glasses for businesses.
As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.