Epson unveils new Moverio AR glasses

The Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S

Epson announced the Moverio® BT-40 and BT-40S, an update to its Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart glasses offering a wider field of view (FOV), full HD 1080p display resolution, high contrast, improved connectivity, and a more comfortable, adjustable and easy-to-wear design. With a wide 34-degree field-of-view, the Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S delivers a heads-up, hands-free experience with a resolution equivalent to viewing a 120-inch screen from a distance of 15 feet. The device features improved connectivity in a new headset design with advanced weight distribution and optional nose pads allowing for enhanced comfort. An up to  500,000:1 contrast ratio allows unused display space to appear transparent and an improved aesthetic design offers glasses-style form factor and optional dark shades. The binocular design offers a see-through Si-OLED display.

Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S smart glasses are available for pre-order and will be available on Amazon and through Epson’s distribution in Q2 for $579 and $999 MSRP, respectively.

“With over 10 years in the AR market and its long history in the projector segment – having delivered high performance optical engines and impeccable color production – Epson is bringing that same legacy to this next generation of Moverio smart glasses,” said Remi Del Mar, senior product manager, Digital Experiences, Augmented Reality and Commercial Display Solutions, Epson America, Inc. “These new Moverio models bring advanced image quality in a binocular display with improved comfort and wearability to the rapidly increasing markets where we are seeing AR adoption grow, including industrial field service and front-line applications such as remote assistance and accessibility usage scenarios. As a pioneer in this space, we look forward to seeing how these new smart glasses are implemented by customers.”

The Moverio BT-40S version also includes the option of an Intelligent Controller running Android 9.0 supporting Google Mobile Services (GMS) for custom software integration and featuring an integrated touchscreen, customized user interfaces, expandable memory up to 2TB, IPx2 rating for durability, and Google Play compatibility. Additional controller features include built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, 13-megapixel AF camera, flashlight, noise-canceling microphone, and audio jack, and a high-performance rechargeable battery with up to five hours.