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Vuzix take on Google with M100 Smart Glasses for 2013 launch

updated 06:44 am EST, Wed November 14, 2012

Wearable computer records 720p video, runs Android 4.0

Vuzix has revealed its upcoming wearable computer. Competing with the similar-in-appearance Project Glass from Google, the Smart Glasses M100 seems to offer most of the usability of a smartphone in a wearable format. Connectable to an Android or iOS smartphone over BlueTooth and Wi-Fi, the M100 allows wearers to take calls, read text messages and e-mail, along with other standard tasks.

As well as having the WQVGA display, the headset has a HD 720p camera capable of recording H.264 video, three-degree head tracking, and an integrated compass and GPS. It is powered by an OMAP 4 processor, fully optimized for Android 4.0, that uses 1GB of RAM and up to 8GB of storage via the integrated microSD slot. Battery life is claimed to last up to two hours when used continuously, or up to eight in what the company calls "typical usage."

While exact pricing and an expected release date have not been revealed, save for a representative telling SlashGear it is due in early 2013, a developer kit complete with sample code and an emulator is priced at $1000.



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