Meta and Amazon are refreshing their wearables line with their latest generation smart glasses. They do more than just protect your eyes from the sun and allow you to check your messages and listen to music without getting your phone out of your pocket.
Meta Smart Glasses
Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has partnered with Ray-Ban to create the Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses, designed to let you easily capture and share your life moments.
The glasses have two 12-megapixel cameras on the front that can take photos and videos in a social-friendly aspect ratio. With a simple voice command, you can also live stream your content to Instagram, Facebook, or WhatsApp.
The glasses also have built-in speakers and microphones that let you listen to music, take calls, and interact with Meta AI, a new voice assistant that can answer your questions and converse with you.
The Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses come in 20 different styles and colours, and you can choose from clear, sun, transition, or prescription lenses.
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Amazon Echo Frames
On the other hand, Amazon has introduced two new models of smart glasses that feature Alexa integration: the Echo Frames and the Carrera Smart Glasses.
The Echo Frames gives you hands-free access to Alexa, controls your smart home devices, makes calls, plays music, and more. It has a VIP filter that lets you customize which messages you want to hear from your phone. You can even put in prescription lenses if needed.
The Carrera Smart Glasses are a collaboration between Amazon and the Italian eyewear brand Carrera. They come with a sleek design and a hidden LED light that indicates when Alexa is listening.
The Carrera Smart Glasses let you do everything that the Echo Frames can do, plus they have polarized lenses that reduce glare and enhance contrast.
The Echo Frames and the Carrera Smart Glasses have a battery life of up to four hours of continuous use or up to 14 hours of standby time. They also have a magnetic charging case that can provide up to two additional charges.
|Feature||Meta Smart Glasses||Amazon Smart Glasses|
|Camera||Two 12 MP cameras with LED indicators||No camera|
|Audio||Open-ear speakers and five microphones||Open-ear speakers and four microphones|
|Voice Assistant||Meta AI||Alexa|
|Storage||32 GB||8 GB|
|Battery Life||Up to 6 hours of continuous use or up to 36 hours with charging case||–|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6||Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 5|
|Styles and Colors||Up to 6 hours of continuous use or up to 36 hours with a charging case||20 styles and colours|
|Lenses||Clear, sun, transition, or prescription lenses||Polarized or prescription lenses|
If you are interested in buying the Meta or Amazon smart glasses, you might wonder when and where you can get them in the UAE. Here is what we know so far:
- The Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses are available on Amazon.ae. You should also be able to find them in select Ray-Ban stores across the UAE.
- The Echo Frames and the Carrera Smart Glasses have been announced but are not yet available, so you’ll have to wait a little longer.
Whether you want to capture your memories, stay connected, or get things done with Alexa, you have a pair of smart glasses. Meta and Amazon are pushing the boundaries of wearable technology and making it more accessible and fashionable for everyone.
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