Watch Out, Google: Olympus Says It's Doing Computer Glasses, Too

Olympus glasses MEG4.0

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A week after Google made its Glass available at I/O, Olympus says it has a prototype of its own wearable display, via Louis Goddard at The Verge.The MEG4.0, as it’s called, mounts to your glasses and uses Bluetooth to sync with your phone. It is lightweight, has an eight-hour battery life, and has a built-in accelerometer.

Strangely, Olympus, a company known for its cameras, decided not to include camera functionality in the display. It is incorporating its imaging technology into the glasses to map the interface onto the real world seamlessly.

The Verge noted that this isn’t Olympus’s first crack at digital headgear. In 2005, the company announced a glasses prototype, but that obviously didn’t catch on.

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