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Technology North's next-generation smart glasses arrive in 2020

15:30  10 december  2019
15:30  10 december  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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North has detailed its next - generation AR smart glasses , Focals 2.0, which will replace the original. Focals 2.0 will start shipping in 2020 , North announced today. It was scarce on details in its announcement but did say Focals 2.0 will offer a "10x improved retinal display."

Augmented reality glasses allow people to overlay digital information on top of the real world, but haven't become popular since they're typically very bulky and don't look like normal Kuo said Apple is planning to launch its new lower-cost iPhone SE 2 and a new iPad Pro in the first quarter of next year.

North only made its smart glasses widely available in September, but it's already thinking of the future. The Canadian wearable tech maker has revealed that it's releasing its next-gen eyewear, Focals 2.0, sometime in 2020. It's not saying much about what they'll entail besides showing a teaser image (which doesn't add more). However, it is promising that the new glasses will operate at a "completely different level" -- hyperbole aside, they're supposed to reflect a year of learning how to make and sell these devices.

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You're out of luck if you don't want to wait that long, though. North is ending sales of the original Focals to concentrate on the sequel. The company will continue to update the first-run model, but newcomers need not apply for a while.

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New North Focal AR glasses coming next year are a lot sleeker, and you might actually want to wear them in public. Smart glasses maker North , which developed a pair of glasses called Focals earlier this year, has just announced an updated version for 2020 .

The rumors about Apple augmented reality(AR) glasses have been swirling around for months. Now, according to a translation of a research note by TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will launch an augmented reality (AR) headset, plus new MacBooks, new iPad Pros and the iPhone SE2 in the

The sales cutoff might make sense given North's current situation. While it stands out as one of the few smart glasses creators devoted to style-conscious mainstream buyers, it hasn't had runaway success. It cut 150 jobs in February to ensure it had enough money to keep development on track for at least another "18-24 months." North's future depends on Focals 2.0, and shifting attention to that product could help it both save money and improve the chances of a hit.

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In 2020, smart glasses may start looking totally normal .
New North Focal AR glasses coming next year are a lot sleeker, and you might actually want to wear them in public.The improved glasses promise to be 40% lighter and have 10 times the display resolution of the first version. "We spent the last year in the market learning how to build, sell and support smart glasses with our first-gen product, that we now will combine with over five years of research working on the technology upgrades in Focals 2.0," Steven Lake, North CEO, said in a press release.

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