The Pokemon Go augmented reality experience is limited by technology. Trainers have to look "through" a smartphone to see Pokemon. Augmented Reality glasses are the solution. Here is video showing Pokemon Go played with AR glasses.
Pokemon Go makes you look at your smartphone all the time. Much better of course would be to encounter Pokemon without having to look at your smartphone screen. US based Osterhout Design Group (ODG) demonstrated how Pokemon Go would look through augmented reality glasses.
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In a short video ODG demonstrate Pokemon Go on their R-7 Smartglasses. Augmented Reality glasses are still bulky, especially if they are self contained like the R-7.
The R-7 glasses are powered Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor running our custom ReticleOS operating system atop Android Kit Kat and featuring Qualcomm Technologies Vuforia Mobile Vision Platform. Osterhout Design Group offers their R-7 smart glasses for $2,750.
It will still take some time until augmented reality glasses are available for mass market adoption. The success of Pokemon Go will though accelerate the development as there is suddenly a need for mixed reality glasses.
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Pokemon Go is unstoppable since its release on July 6. The official rollout continues in big steps. On the weekend Niantic announced 26 new European countries and as of Sunday, Canada is also part of the official Pokemon Go countries. There has been another big server outage over the weekend, that was likely caused by a hacker attack.