TCL Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition was unveiled in China on Friday, October 15. TCL developed its own waveguide and MicroLED display for the smart glasses. Thunderbird Smart Glasses are transparent colour screens that resemble traditional sunglasses. A built-in camera and other smart features are included in the TCL smart glasses. Multiple screens can be displayed simultaneously on the glasses. Smart glasses are said to be able to take photos, make phone calls, and provide augmented reality (AR) navigation. The device is expected to compete with the recently released Xiaomi Smart Glasses and Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories.
The Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition has been announced by the company, but no pricing or availability information has been provided. The wearable will most likely debut in China first, with subsequent markets following.
TCL has released a video that walks you through the features of the Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition. The device includes a MicroLED display with 4m (micrometer) pixels.
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According to the video, users can use smart glasses to set alarms, access smartphone data, watch videos, schedule and manage calendars, view video messages, and manage smart home devices. The Thunderbird Smart Glasses, Pioneer Edition, can also be used to control the car door lock switch.
TCL’s new smart glasses will compete with Xiaomi’s Smart Glasses and Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses, both of which were recently announced.
Xiaomi introduced the Xiaomi Smart Glasses last month, which feature navigation and real-time text translation. It weighs 51 grams and displays messages and notifications in front of the user’s eyes using MicroLED optical waveguide technology. To make phone calls, the Xiaomi Smart Glasses include a built-in dual beamforming microphone and speaker. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera included.
The Facebook-exclusive Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses will set you back $299. (roughly Rs. 21,970). The frames can respond to voice commands by taking pictures and videos, and they can connect wirelessly to Facebook’s platform via an app. Despite having cameras in front of the frames, the wearable lacks augmented reality (AR) capabilities.