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The Vuzix Blade is an AR smartglass device that is particularly suited for remote expert use cases. With the Vuzix Blade, the expert can easily watch and manage proceedings during inspections, maintenance & repair jobs.
The digital screen (transparent) of the Vuzix Blade is incorporated in the right lens, adjusting to the added digital overlay can take some getting used to, but does not cause any impairment of the users vision. The Vuzix Blade works best in combination with a smartphone and connects via WiFi or Bluetooth with the Vuzix Blade application.
The Vuzix Blade can be controlled through the built in touchpad or via voice commands. The Blade also has a very attractive price point, but does need a smartphone to be used to its full capacity.
Pros and cons
Connection possible with IOS & Android Smartphones
8 megapixel camera
Touch and voice control functionality
Not water resistant
|Built-in audio||Control||Touchpad, headmotion, Voice||Operating system||Android en IOS|
|Microphone||Connection||Wifi, Bluetooth||Input||Micro USB ear-phone Jack|
|Monocular||Battery||160 mAh internal battery||CPU||Quad Core ARM CPU|
|Binocular||Charger||Micro USB||Weight||90 grams|
|Camera||8MP with 720P video||Warranty||1 year|
|1x Vuzix Blade||1x Micro-USB cable||1x Vuzix Blade Box, 1x Bluetooth earplugs, 1x Earplug charger and 1x Vuzix microfiber pocket||VR Expert Product Guide|
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The voice recognition of the Vuzix Blade is fully operational without internet.
You have several options via the Vuzix Blade application. This way you can find general information about the glasses, photos and videos taken at your settings and adjust them.
VR expert does not currently offer alternatives for accessories.
The battery life of a Vuzix Blade varies between 2 and 8 hours. The battery of the Vuzix Blade is not interchangeable.
The videos are recorded up to 4GB. Based on the settings of the Vuzix Blade, this can vary between 1.5 / 2.5 hours.
It is possible to use the Vuzix Blade outdoors. However, the Vuzix Blade is not water resistant.
The Vuzix Blade can be used in 3 ways, namely via Touchpad, Head Motion and Voice Control.
It is possible to use a Micro SD card of any size with a Vuzix Blade. However, the Micro SD card must be formatted as FAT32.
The screen of the Vuzix blade is located in the right eye and is a square of 480 x 480 pixels.
The Vuzix Blade is supported with speech recognition. Speech recognition on the Vuzix Blade allows you to navigate through the glasses without touching the device. In normal use, the touchpad on the Vuzix Blade is often used.
The photos and videos taken can be found in the Vuzix Blade at the ‘photo application’.
No. The Vuzix Blade works together with the Vuzix Companion application on your smartphone.
You can install various applications on the Vuzix blade. Some applications that are applied to the Vuzix Blade are: Remote Eye, Vuzix Assist and Jujo Tech
Do you want to buy the Vuzix Blade? A big advantage is the form factor or the design. The frame is more like standard glasses than comparable AR glasses. Functions can be used with finger movements on the frame, it is also possible to use voice control. A view of the surroundings is maintained thanks to the see-through effect. In a Vuzix Blade review it should be noted that the product is less suitable for industrial applications.
The Vuzix Blade has the design of normal glasses, which makes the model suitable for different situations and applications. So you can control other smart devices and applications with touch or voice control, the biggest advantage is the ability to control other smart devices. The frame has two lenses, of which an AR image is displayed on only one side.
The Atax zone 1 certification indicates that the product is very safe.
To transfer files from the Blade via USB, you must first change the USB mode in Settings to MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) or PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) mode. This can be accessed from Settings under USB mode. Once enabled, you can navigate the file system on the Blade when it is connected to a PC via USB as standard USB storage device.
Videos can be recorded up to a limit of 4 GB
Depending on the selected settings on the Blade, this can vary from 1.5-2.5 hours
Speech recognition on the Blade works completely offline and requires no internet connection.
Yes, to enable this feature, go to Settings> Device> Speech Recognition – Select “Enable”.
The Blade’s camera specifications are n8MP with 720P Video
After winning the 2019 Innovation Award at CES, all eyes are on the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. Or rather; the eyes look through the lenses of these AR glasses that project a small screen for the right eye. The frame is just a bit too big to pass for normal sunglasses, but it looks a lot “friendlier” than the Vuzix Augmented Reality glasses for industrial use. The price tag is also friendly, on the other hand, these glasses are not expandable with peripheral accessories.
In 1995 Forte Technologies released the Forte VFX1, the first Virtual Reality headset for consumers. Two years later, the strategy was changed and Vuzix was founded. Since then, the company has been developing AR solutions for industrial purposes, the military and with the new Blade now also for consumers. This product has some similarities with the M100, M300 and m300 XL series, the main difference being the focus on everyday use.
Full-color DLP display
Quad Core ARM processor
Touchpad with motion tracking
Camera 8MP photo, 720/1080 video
Android operating system
Remote control app
What makes the Vuzix Blade special?
Attractive design: Although the Blade will not yet win awards for eyeglass design, these AR glasses are definitely an advance on the traditional Augmented Reality glasses. The sleek exterior also feels more comfortable than smart glasses with often small parts that protrude.
Stay informed: By communicating with the smartphone, notifications appear before your eyes. Even images and video are displayed in color. This way you can receive messages without taking the smartphone out of your pocket.
Take photos and record video: With the 8MP camera, you can easily take photos and record video. A subtle red light illuminates to indicate that video is being recorded.
App for Android and iOS: Although the AR glasses are based on Android, you can use most functions with both an Android and an Apple device. You do not always have to scroll through long menus on the glasses because you can use your own mobile phone for advanced applications.
Voice assistant: Amazon Alexa is the standard voice assistant on the Vuzix Blade, but Google Assistant also works with these glasses. With the built-in microphone you can give hands-free voice commands, the answer is shown on the display in front of your eyes.
Prescription lenses: The lenses are replaceable, so it is possible to order prescription lenses. This service is not currently offered by Vuzix, but it is possible through an external provider.
Turn-by-turn navigation: When paired with an Android smartphone, you can use turn-by-turn navigation via Google Maps or Here We Go. That way you can keep your eyes on the road.
Limitations to take into account
Unlike the 300 XL, you cannot expand the Blade with the standard accessories of the 300 series. The camera also has a somewhat lower resolution, and does not match the photos that you can take with a modern smartphone. Since the screen is limited to the right eye, it is not possible to detect depth. The pseudo-3D image is therefore perceived as flat. The design is a big improvement on the Google Glass from 2015, but does not match the elegant Focals Smart Glasses from North. But those Focal glasses get warm pretty quickly and don’t have a built-in camera.
AR for business use
While the Vuzix Blade may appear to be a consumer product at first glance, that’s not entirely true. It is a wearable for on-site use, which makes it extremely useful, for example, for a supervisor who visits construction sites. The route planner will also prove very practical for representatives who need a hands-free navigation system. Recording calls is possible, which increases safety on the road. You do need earplugs or a headset, there are no speakers in the frame. That you can also use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant means that you continuously have a virtual assistant at your disposal. In short; As Augmented Reality glasses for business use, the Vuzix Blade is not at all wrong. But you won’t be able to do much with it on the assembly line or in the warehouse.
The Vuzix Blade lives up to the promise of the earlier Google Glass in many ways. The design is a lot more attractive, the wearer can use a striking number of interactive functions via these smart glasses. In combination with a smartphone you can achieve quite a lot hands-free, the touch-sensitive touchpad offers you even more possibilities. The number of apps will be expanded considerably, according to the manufacturer, of course it is also possible to delay your own apps
No, this is not possible.
The resolution of the Vuzix Blade is 480×853.
The Vuzix Blade’s battery lasts 8 hours.