Lowe’s, a home improvement company with stores in the US, Canada and Mexico, has launched an augmented reality (AR) app for the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro called Lowe’s Vision. The app utilises Google’s Tango technology to enable customers to see and design their homes with AR tech.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the only smartphone on the market at the moment to support Tango, and with it customers can visualize virtual home furnishings, fixtures and accents in their real living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Using the sensors built into the smartphone Lowe’s Vision can measure spaces enabling users to accurately see how products will look and fit before purchase.
At launch Lowe’s Vision will feature: Power Measure, to quickly and intuitively capture room dimensions and other interior space and surface measurements; 3D Designer, select any item from Lowe’s virtual library and place it in the home in real-time; Save, snap & share, after going through the design process, save the project and share photos with friends or a professional contractor; and finally Shopping lists and reviews, which allows customers to create a shareable shopping list and save to a myLowe’s account whilst finding additional product information like reviews.
“Lowe’s Vision and Tango bring our customers one step closer toward eliminating the challenge of visualizing a completed home improvement project,” said Kyle Nel, executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, the company’s disruptive innovation hub. “Tango transforms the smartphone into a digital power tool that helps customers measure and style spaces in their home with confidence.”
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro launched this week and developers have already begun utilising Tango for videogame projects. Climax Studios launched Towers for Tango, a building title that allows players to create their own skyscraper then manage all the residents to make it a financial success.
As more Tango enabled software comes to market, VRFocus will keep you updated.