Google's Android OS is penetrating into the consumer market at a faster pace and is being employed in different types of gadgets including cameras and microwave ovens besides the smartphones and tablets.
Following the launch of Samsung Galaxy Camera and Nokia Android based cameras, Epson has unveiled an Android based wearable display device dubbed as Moverio BT-100 in India.
Commenting on the launch, an Epson spokesperson was quoted saying "While other personal viewing devices limit users to indoor power and bulky playback devices, BT-100 was designed from the ground up to move with you. It frees the user up to enjoy movies, images and more with amazing clarity on the go."
Unlike the normal opaque viewers, the Android based BT-100 has advanced see-through lenses that will keep the users connected to the surroundings and online activities, claims Epson.
Speaking about the specifications of the wearable display, it measures 178 x 205 x 47 and weighs around 240 grams with the lens shade. Epson Moverio BT-100 can project 80 inch perceived 'floating' display up to 5 metres from the user. The device can be used for web browsing, gaming and watching videos.
Epson Moverio BT-100 is equipped with a rechargeable battery, which provides up to six hours of battery life, claims the company. Also, the device has 1G internal memory on the controller supports micro SDHC cards up to 32GB and 3D content.
Moreover, Epson wearable display runs on Android 2.2 Froyo OS and it is packed with Wi-Fi 802.11n connectivity feature.
Price & Availability
Epson Moverio BT-100 is priced at Rs 42,900, and it can be purchased from the leading retail stores across main cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.