Samsung Targets Eyewear Technology To Compete With Google Glass

Posted: Oct 25 2013, 4:38pm CDT | by , in Hot Gadgets


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Samsung has a design patent for wearable computer glasses. Design patents look pretty close to the final product, fueling rumors that Samsung is ahead of the race with Google a close second.

The battle for top spot in smart technology has moved from the fingers to the eyes, with consumer electronics companies targeting eye-wear as the next big thing in communication technology.

The race to the top promises to be an exciting one, with two completely different designs from Google and Samsung competing for top spot. While Google is designing a self-contained wearable Android device that tethers to a phone wirelessly, Samsung has proposed a wired design with a micro USB connection.

Informally christened 'Samsung Spectacles', these glasses plug physically into a smartphone drawing power from the smartphone, making it less bulky than Google Glass which runs on battery since it connects wirelessly to a smartphone. Tethering the phone physically also opens up a plethora of possibilities, unavailable to Google Glass. On the flip side, a physical connection can be limiting in terms of movement, Google Glass scores brownie points for wire-free design.

Samsung has opted for ear-bud integration into the frame of the glasses, offering consumers a popular feature that Google has overlooked – music. Just like Google Glass however, Samsung has a few questions to answer – pricing of the glasses, device compatibility with other gadgets, performance, battery power, and comfort.

While both designs have their merits, Samsung seems to be a wee bit ahead in the game at this stage. The wired design should not pose too much of a threat given the popularity of headphones and earphones. A good pricing strategy can place Samsung miles ahead of other companies due to the advantages of a wired connection. Consumers are looking forward to the latest offering by Samsung, promising to arrive with a bang.

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