Bose AR glasses launched, will tell you what you are looking at

Mindy Sparks
March 12, 2018

Bose has announced a pair of augmented reality-based smart glasses but the company is taking a different direction. We have seen AR Glasses from the likes of Google in the past that have not succeeded as they raised security and privacy issues.

As part of the early version of its smart spectacles, Bose says it's developed a "wafer-thin acoustics package" created to be carried on your face. Secondly, augmented reality (AR) as a technology is largely relegated to stickers and visual details.

The Bose AR glasses are not almost the finished product, but this product will purportedly tell you information about objects in the real world that you are looking at. The miniature acoustic package is embedded in each arm which will keep the audio private.

As for the concept sunglasses, we are not sure whether Bose intends on launching it for the masses just yet.

The glasses are backed by the Bose AR platform that comes with a singular objective of improving daily life by providing relevant information.


Sensors in the glasses track the orientation of a listener and integrate with an iOS or Android device to track location and motion, which is sent to the AR-enabled application in the wearables.

"Bose will be building Bose AR into upcoming audio products and a number of partners will soon publicly announce their intent to begin working on the Bose AR platform as well". The product utilizes visual information captured by the glasses and provides relevant audio information to the person wearing it. Head gestures, voice commands, and taps can be used to control inputs.

This includes the ability to look at signboards and have them translated to your native language, or let users look outside a window to pull up a weather report, or get detailed information about a painting that they are looking at in a museum.

"Bose AR represents a new kind of augmented reality- one that's made for anyone and every day", Bose Consumer Electronics Division Vice President John Gordon said in a statement. "It places audio in your surroundings, not digital images, so you can focus on the unbelievable world around you rather than a tiny display".

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