Facebook on Thursday has launched its first smart glasses, in partnership with the biggest sunglasses maker Ray-Ban, offering people an experience of augmented reality. The company has named the smart glasses Ray-Ban Stories.
Facebook, in a blog post, said Ray-Ban Stories will give people a new way to record videos, capture photos, listen to music and take phone calls hassle-free. Smart glasses will make it easier for people to stay connected with family, friends and the world around them while wearing those shades, Facebook added.
Ray-Ban Stories price, features and specification
Currently, the smart glasses are available only in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Ireland, Italy, and Australia at $299 (roughly Rs 22,000). Ray-Ban Stories come with a dual-integrated 5 MP camera, which will allow users to take photos in HD quality, it records video up to 30 seconds with the same photo capturing button or Facebook Assistant voice commands.
The company has provided three microphones with open-ear speakers that will allow users to have a good voice and sound transmission for videos and audio calls. The company claims the device will provide an enhanced calling experience same as normal smartphones.
Users can pair smart glasses with the new Facebook View app, which will allow them to import their captured content on the smart glasses to the app then the user’s phone. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his team is also working on an advance version of smart glasses which will allow users to play games on their couch or share something on their social media without using their smartphones.
Facebook, which has been trolled and criticised by millions of people for handling their data, said on Thursday that it will not access any media or data of users by its smart-glasses.