Lenovo M100 smart glasses unveiled in China with local language feature
Lenovo has unveiled its own range of smart glasses in China. Lenovo hopes to capture the Chinese market with the local language feature. Lenovo displayed a prototype of the M100 smart glasses (Android 4.0.4) at a press conference in Beijing yesterday. The M100’s Chinese-language software and applications make them suitable for Chinese users, to a level that other smart glasses cannot reach especially the Google Glass. With Vuzix providing hardware support, the M100 features OMAP4460 at 1GHz processor, WQVGA Color display (432 x 244 pixels), voice and gesture recognition, 5-megapixel camera, 1080p video and a built-in storage of 12 GB. It also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Target users for M100’s mainly will be industrial customers with medical, remote maintenance, and materials management businesses. Besides the M100, Lenovo is launching a “New Glass” eyewear device for ordinary individuals. Lenovo M100 will be on sale in China this October for approximately 8,000 yuan (about US$1,290). A Google Glass 2 sold in the Chinese mainland costs US$613 more. The M100 smart glasses measure 158.75 x 47.62 x 34.92 mm and weighs 51 g.