A Singapore startup has released the world’s first prescription-compatible Bluetooth smart glasses.
Lucyd’s eyewear Lucyd Loud, uses bone conduction technology to deliver clear, open-ear sound to the wearer, and brings the functions of a Bluetooth headset and more to a normal sunglass-form.
Equipped with a microphone, speakers and a trackpad, Lucyd Loud smart glasses allow users to answer and control calls, listen to music and access voice assistants like Apple’s Siri, all without their smartphone ever leaving their pocket. A number of popular apps such as WhatsApp and Venmo can also be accessed via Siri using Lucyd Loud.
“Our mission at Lucyd is simple: we want to upgrade your eyewear,” explains co-founder Harrison Gross. “The glasses we wear today have hardly evolved at all in the past 100 years and we want to change that. Lucyd Loud is our first product towards delivering on this mission, and over the upcoming months, we’ll continue to roll out new features and products that bring glasses into the 21st century.”
The Lucyd Loud smart glasses have gone on sale on the company’s recently launched eShop, which features the latest technologies and trends in eyewear. Visitors to the site can consult a licensed eye doctor who can answer shoppers’ questions for free and use a virtual try-on app, making the most of the latest in VR technology to virtually ‘try glasses on’ before they purchase them.
And Lucyd says its best has yet to come. The company is working on its flagship product, a visual AR smart glasses called Lucyd Lens, on track to launch next year.
Meanwhile, the Lucyd Loud glasses sell for US$99 and include free two-day FedEx shipping in the US and low-cost FedEx delivery worldwide.