Presented competitor Google Glass from Epson

As part of the CES 2014 exhibition in Las Vegas, Epson announced its new development - the second generation Epson Moverio smart glasses. They have every chance of becoming a worthy competitor to the Google Glass augmented reality glasses.

Augmented reality glasses Moverio BT-200 replace the first generation of smart glasses from Epson. They, according to the manufacturer, are much lighter and more compact than their predecessor. The new glasses are equipped with a binocular display with a resolution of 690 x 540 pixels, a compass, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a built-in camera and run on the Android 4.0.4 mobile operating system. The processor uses a TI OMAP 4460 dual-core chipset, clocked at 1.2 GHz.

The amount of RAM is 1 GB, the built-in memory is 8 GB. The latter can be expanded using microSD cards. In addition, there is a head tracking system and support for Bleutooth and Wi-Fi. An HDMI connector is provided for connecting to external devices.

A remote control with support for touch input will be supplied with the glasses. It runs on Android 4.0 platform.

Epson plans to start selling Moverio BT-200 augmented reality glasses in Russia and Europe in May. They have a suggested retail price of 700 euros.