Augmented reality is of interest to some tech giants. This is the case of Apple, as everyone knows. Lenovo is also in this camp, the brand unveils today a pair of glasses.
Lenovo has decided to delve deeper into augmented reality applications with its ThinkReality A3 glasses. These glasses are quite special in that they target mobile professionals, according to Lenovo. It should be said that the uses of this technology for industry and professionals are diverse and varied, and this trend is expected to continue, at least in the short term.
Lenovo Unveils ThinkReality A3 Augmented Reality Glasses
For augmented reality to become more democratic, it will have to be more affordable, it will have to be less noticeable, and it will have to offer autonomy similar to that of our smartphones. This is not possible today. In the professional world where only productivity counts, size, weight, and finally price, are not really important if it allows being more efficient.
And that’s exactly where the Lenovo ThinkReality A3 can make a difference. Once connected to a Windows computer, they are designed to replace physical displays with virtual ones – up to 5! These glasses are larger than traditional eyewear, but apparently much more comfortable than a headset.
To simulate up to 5 screens of a Windows PC
ThinkReality A3 “Industrial Edition” eyewear connects to an Android device via Motorola ThinkReality software. This configuration allows you to perform a number of hands-free actions with, potentially, full audio/video communications with a support team. This is one of the most popular uses in the industry today for augmented reality.
The ThinkReality A3 glasses are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 (for eXtended Reality) platform and feature multiple cameras for video communications and scanning their environment in 3D. Qualcomm demonstrated its Snapdragon XR2 platform in February 2020. Products that take advantage of it, such as the Oculus Quest 2 helmet, are beginning to reach the market. It would not be surprising to see Lenovo making this update on its glasses.
The question will be whether the image quality on these virtual screens will be high enough. It will be necessary to wait to be able to test these glasses to judge. One thing is sure, the market is starting to organize itself on this segment but few are currently offering a product like this ThinkReality A3. For the moment, no information about their price. Let’s hope that Lenovo will manage to make them attractive. To be continued!