One of the problems of smartglasses is that they just look somewhat geeky, for lack of a better term. Smartwatches are different; so many people wear them now that it doesn’t identify you as being someone who just can’t separate from their tech. But with smartglasses, you can see what they are, and either people will think they’re really cool, or yes, a little dorky.
But that’s not the case with Huawei Eyewear smartglasses that are just as smart-looking as they are functional, fusing fashion and tech, just as smartwatches did eventually as well.
Huawei Eyewear Smartglasses
The Chinese tech company partnered up with Gentle Monster, a South Korean glasses brand to develop the new smartglasses. They look just like regular eyeglasses and sunglasses yet still carry all the technology of smart glasses, allowing you to answer phone calls as well as use a voice assistant.
Huawei’s smartglasses made their debut in Paris. Gentle Monster CEO Hankook Kim even made fun of Google Glass and Snapchat Spectacles not being very fashionable while promoting the fashion quotient of Huawei Eyewear.
While they definitely showed how beautiful they are, this debut didn’t reveal much of the tech specs.
However, they did announce they have dual microphones and speakers to allow hands-free calling. The company also vowed that artificial intelligence would reduce the noise on the calls to give you great sound quality.
The antenna, charging module, microphones, chipset, speaker, and battery are in the temple of the glasses.
Another spec they released is that they are IP67-rated, meaning they can be submerged in shallow water for a short time and not withstand long-term damage.
These smartglasses will charge wirelessly and use NFC to pair with the Gentle Monster case they come with that has a 2,200mAh battery. The case has a USB-C port on the bottom
But what the smartglasses don’t seem to have is a projector or screen, unlike other smartglasses. These screens mirror notifications and other data to the lenses so that you can see the information while wearing them. A screen is not mentioned in the few specs that have been released, nor is a camera, and there isn’t one that is visible. It seems all information will come from the voice assistant
Fashion Over Function
It seems that while Huawei’s goal was to fuse fashion and tech that they have decided to sacrifice some of the function, with the absence of a camera, screen, or projector, in order to maintain the fashion.
Huawei Eyewear smartglasses will be available in July. Do you think you will be more interested in buying a pair of these than you would other smartglasses that employ more noticeable technology, or would you rather have the tech than the fashion? Add your thoughts to the comments below.
Image Credit: Huawei Eyewear First Look on YouTube