At this year’s OPPO INNO Day, the company has unveiled its all-new assisted Reality (aR) device — the OPPO Air Glass. With it, users will be able to access various data such as weather, calendar, health, teleprompter, translation, and more without needing to access their phones.
The OPPO Air Glass connects to the OPPO Watch 2, the Smart Glass App, and any OPPO phone with Color OS 11 or higher. Combining the technology of all three, users will be able to experience four methods of interaction when using Air Glass — touch, voice, hand motions, and head movements.
With the Watch 2, users will also be able to use hand movements to navigate menus or switch application cards. OPPO says you can even close or open applications with head movements like nodding or head shaking.
For its design, the company offers a light and slim frame that’s inspired by feathers. It’s equipped with a monocular waveguide lens that’s responsible for displaying information.
Powering the device is the company’s self-developed Spark Micro Projector which, according to the company, is currently the most compact projector in the industry — merely the size of a coffee bean (0.5cc).
It’s combined with Micro LED technology that offers up to 3 million nits of brightness so the device can be used even outdoors. The OPPO Air Glass offers two display modes — 16-level grayscale and 256-level grayscale. It’s also built with dual-layer sapphire glass to provide protection and improved transparency.
The company also designed the Air Glass to accommodate all types of users by offering a full-frame version alongside the half-frame. The full-frame Air Glass can be an option for users with vision problems such as myopia and hypermetropia.
One of the best uses for OPPO’s new device would have to be for instant translation. The Air Glass is able to pick up voice input and show the translation on the display. Currently, the device supports two translations for Mandarin to English. Mandarin Chines to Japanese and Korean will soon be offered.
OPPO has also announced that the company has closely been working with Baidu to create applications for the Air Glass. Baidu Walk & Nike Navigation, as the name suggests, allows the Air Glass to offer directions for walking or for biking. Explore Nearby, on the other hand, displays information on nearby points of interest-based on the user’s location and orientation.
OPPO expects to launch the Air Glass in China by the first quarter of 2022. It will come in either Black (full-frame) or White (half-frame) and will also have custom frame accessories.