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Epson Unveils Latest Moverio AR Smart Glasses

Epson’s Moverio range of augmented reality (AR) smart glasses already has three devices in its product lineup for businesses to choose from and soon there will be two more. The company has just announced the Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S smart glasses which are now available to pre-order.

Epson Moverio BT-40
Epson Moverio BT-40

With a binocular design powered by Epson’s see-through Si-OLED display technology, the Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S both offer a 34° field-of-view (FoV), full HD 1080p display resolution, improved connectivity, and comfort for the wearer.

The setup provides the “equivalent to viewing a 120″ screen from a distance of 15 ft” states Epson, with both glasses easily connecting to a range of devices via a USB-C connection. The difference between the two models comes down to the BT-40S’ Intelligent Controller. Housing a range of features including an integrated touchscreen, customized user interfaces; expandable memory up to 2TB, Google Play compatibility; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth; GPS, compass; accelerometer, gyroscope; 13-megapixel AF camera and more, it’ll last up to five hours on a single charge.

“With over 10 years in the AR market and its long history in the projector segment – having delivered high-performance optical engines and impeccable colour production – Epson is bringing that same legacy to this next generation of Moverio smart glasses,” said Remi Del Mar, senior product manager, Digital Experiences, Augmented Reality and Commercial Display Solutions, Epson America, Inc. in a statement.

Epson Moverio BT-40s
Epson Moverio BT-40s with Touch Controller

“These new Moverio models bring advanced image quality in a binocular display with improved comfort and wearability to the rapidly increasing markets where we are seeing AR adoption grow, including industrial field service and front-line applications such as remote assistance and accessibility usage scenarios,” Del Mar continued. “As a pioneer in this space, we look forward to seeing how these new smart glasses are implemented by customers.”

The Epson Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S smart glasses are available to pre-order now, retailing for $579 USD and $999 respectively. Shipments are due to begin in Q2 2021. For further updates on the latest smart glasses coming to market, keep reading VRFocus.