Epson Announces New Moverio AR Smart Glasses

epsonEpson today announced the Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S, the new generation of Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart glasses. Powered by Epson Si-OLED technology, the new Moverio solutions offer users a number of advances including a wider field of view (FOV), Full HD 1080p display resolution, high contrast, improved connectivity and a more comfortable and an adjustable design.

With a wide 34° Field-of-View at a comfortable position for the eyes, the Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S deliver a unique heads-up, hands-free experience with higher resolution equivalent to viewing a 120″ screen from a distance of 15 feet. Featuring improved connectivity in a new headset design with advanced weight distribution and optional nose pads allows for enhanced comfort. An up to 500,000:1 contrast ratio allows unused display space to appear transparent and an improved aesthetic design offers glasses-style form factor and optional dark shades. The binocular design offers a see-through Si-OLED display.

Equipped with USB-C for smartphones, tablets and computers, the Moverio BT-40 smart glasses offer a plug-and-play solution that can also be managed with the free Moverio Link app. With a large, high-resolution second display only viewable by the wearer, the Moverio BT-40 is also ideal for business users working from home, at the office and public spaces, where privacy and comfort are essential.

The new Moverio BT-40S also includes the option of an Intelligent Controller running Android 9.0 that supports Google Mobile Services (GMS) for custom software integration. Featuring an integrated touchscreen, customized user interfaces, expandable memory up to 2TB, IPx2 rating for durability, and Google Play compatibility, the controller has been tailor-made for a range of commercial applications. Additional controller features include built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, 13-megapixel AF camera, flashlight, noise cancelling microphone and audio jack, and a high-performance rechargeable battery with up to five hours.

Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S smart glasses are available for preorder and will be available on Amazon and through Epson’s distribution in Q2 for $579 and $999, respectively.