Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 Will Compete Against Google Glasses Come 2013

Ever since Google started registering patents and promoting their Google Glasses platform which would introduce wearable computing for your eyes, every other company has had something brewing. It turns out the first to make note of is the Vuzix Smart Glasses M100, an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-based virtual display eyepiece, integrated with WiFi and Bluetooth, a 720p HD camera, and head-tracking sensors (including  gyroscope, GPS, and a digital compass), all the while can work in partnership with your iOS or Android smartphone for augmented reality apps — thus bringing actual life to everything you’d do on a computer.

All of this is processed by a 1GHz OMAP4430 processor with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage and a battery that provides 8 hours of continued hands-free usage for things like phone calls and just 2 hours with the display activated. The WQVGA resolution with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio is what the display tries to achieve when viewed over the left or right eye, and gives the impression of looking at a 4-inch smartphone display viewed at a distance of 14-inches with more than 2,000 nits of brightness for viewing outdoors.

Doubtless, it’s complex, but technology like this is exciting.