Augmented reality interests some tech giants. This is the case with Apple, as everyone knows. Lenovo is also in this camp, the brand today unveils a pair of glasses.
Lenovo has decided to delve further into the applications of augmented reality with its ThinkReality A3 glasses . These glasses are quite special in that they target mobile professionals, according to Lenovo. It must be said that the uses of this technology for industry and professionals are diverse and varied and this trend is expected to continue, at least in the short term.
Lenovo unveils its ThinkReality A3 augmented reality glasses
For augmented reality to become more democratic, it will need to be more affordable, not to be noticed, and to provide battery life similar to that of our smartphones. Which is not possible today. In the professional world where only productivity matters, size, weight, and ultimately price, are not really important if it helps to be more efficient.
And this is precisely where the Lenovo ThinkReality A3s can make a difference. Once connected to a Windows computer, they aim to replace physical screens with virtual screens, up to 5! These glasses are bigger than traditional glasses but much more comfortable, it seems, than a helmet.
To simulate up to 5 screens of a Windows PC
The ThinkReality A3 “Industrial Edition” glasses connect to an Android device through the Motorola ThinkReality software. This setup allows a number of hands-free actions to be performed with, potentially, full audio / video communications with a support team. It is one of the most popular uses in the industry today for augmented reality.
The ThinkReality A3 glasses are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 (for eXtended Reality) platform and have multiple cameras for video communications and scanning their environment in 3D. Qualcomm demonstrated its Snapdragon XR2 platform in February 2020. Products that take advantage of it, like the Oculus Quest 2 headset, are starting to hit the market. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Lenovo make this update on their bezels.
The question will be whether the image quality on these virtual screens will be high enough. We will have to wait to be able to test these glasses to judge. One thing is certain, the market is starting to organize itself in this segment, but few currently offer a product like these ThinkReality A3s. At this time, no information regarding their price. Hopefully Lenovo will manage to make them attractive. To be continued !