Not one to be left behind, Sony is planning to enter the head-worn technology market with its Google Glass rival, which will be released by the end of March, 2015.
Sony is releasing the software development kit for the SmartEyeglass and plans to have hardware kits available for developers to purchase by the end of March. The wearable is packed with sensors, including a gyroscope, an accelerometer and an ambient light sensor, along with a 3 megapixel camera. So there will be plenty for developers to play around with.
The SmartEyeglass overlays information onto its lenses, giving notifications, directions, and other information to the wearer. The issue it may face, in its current guise, is that it is far from subtle. Not everyone can pull off the look like Edgar Davids, after all.
Any smartphone running Android 4.1 or later will be compatible with the headset, though you’ll need to use a handset running Android 4.3 or later if you want to use the camera's video function.
You can see more of the SmartEyeglass in the video that Sony released below.