Qualcomm introduced a new generation of smart glasses


They went wireless

In addition to the new chipsets, Qualcomm today unveiled a wireless version of its augmented reality Smart Viewer glasses. This is a reference design that manufacturers can adapt to their commercial headsets.

The Wireless AR Smart Viewer also got a more powerful chipset and a system that uses Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth instead of a USB-C cable.

This can potentially lead to very short battery life. However, Qualcomm says consumer versions may be designed differently.

Like its predecessor, the new glasses connect to a phone or computer and immerse the wearer in mixed reality with full head and hand tracking.

Qualcomm has kept the previous 1920 x 1080 resolution and 90Hz refresh rate in the displays, but narrowed the field of view slightly.