TCL Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition was unveiled on Friday, October 15 in China. The smart glasses come with a MicroLED display and have a waveguide developed in-house by TCL. Thunderbird Smart Glasses look like normal sunglasses with a transparent color screen. TCL smart glasses come with various smart features like inbuilt camera. Glasses can also render multiple screens at the same time. The smart glasses are said to be able to make calls, offer navigation using augmented reality (AR), and capture photos. The device is expected to measure up with the recently launched Xiaomi Smart Glasses and Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories.
The Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition has been announced by the company but the pricing and availability details of the product have not been revealed. The wearable is likely to be made available in China first before reaching the global markets.
According to the video, the smart glasses can be used to set alarms, access smartphone data, watch videos, manage scheduling and calendar, view video messages and manage smart home devices. The Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition can also be used to control the car door lock switch.
TCL’s new smart glasses will compete with the recently announced Xiaomi smart glasses and Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses.
Xiaomi Unveiled Xiaomi Smart Glass last month with a host of features including navigation and real-time text translation. It weighs 51 grams and integrates MicroLED optical waveguide technology to display messages and notifications in front of the user’s eyes. The Xiaomi Smart Glass has an inbuilt dual beamforming microphone and speaker which can also be used for making calls. There is also a 5 megapixel camera as well.
Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories Smart Glasses Come With a price of $ 299 (approximately Rs 21,970). It can take pictures and videos at the wearer’s voice command, and the frames can connect wirelessly to Facebook’s platform via an app. The wearable has cameras mounted in front of the frame but misses out on Augmented Reality (AR) features.