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Bose's AR glasses to focus on audio, rather than visuals

Bose's AR glasses to focus on audio, rather than visuals

Audio equipment designer and developer Bose and introduced an augmented reality (AR) audio platform at South by Southwest (SXSW). For the most part Bose's AR glasses will offer what we've seen in the past, with Bose hoping to add more visual information in the future. Unlike traditional AR smart glasses from other manufacturers, these glasses blend audio instead of visuals. But someone at Bose is thinking a bit out of the box - at SWSX, Bose announced AR glasses, which is somehow uncharacteristic of the company, but also not surprising that companies are trying to get a slice of the AR pie.

As part of the early version of its smart spectacles, Bose says it's developed a "wafer-thin acoustics package" created to be carried on your face. The miniature acoustic package is embedded in each arm which will keep the audio private.

The glasses are backed by the Bose AR platform that comes with a singular goal of improving daily life by providing relevant information. Unlike the Sony product, these sunglasses are being primarily focussed at AR rather than audio that can also do AR.

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Sensors in the glasses track the orientation of a listener and integrate with an iOS or Android device to track location and motion, which is sent to the AR-enabled application in the wearables.

There are a number of things working in this story - first is that Bose is usually a brand name associated with audio products. Once more, Bose AR is able to function with the use of head gestures, voice commands or a tap on the wearable control content - replacing the need to swipe, type or tap a touchscreen.

In a statement, John Gordon, vice president of the Consumer Electronics Division at Bose, explained that the company's new technology is aware of the way the wearer is facing and is capable of immediately connecting "that place and time with endless possibilities for travel, learning, music and more". "It places audio in your surroundings, not digital images, so you can focus on the fantastic world around you- rather than a tiny display. And it can be added to products and apps we already use and love, removing some of the big obstacles that have kept AR on the sidelines".


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