New Ray-Ban Stories Glasses Could Feature Livestreaming
The upcoming iteration of Ray-Ban Stories, its second generation, is en route, and fresh details have emerged regarding potential new features.
Ray-Ban Stories glasses can be put to multiple uses including making calls, capturing photos and videos, enjoying music and podcasts, as well as dictating or having messages read aloud. Despite lacking a conventional display, they boast a weight of under 50 grams and closely resemble ordinary sunglasses.
Speculations have been in circulation for a while now, suggesting that Meta and EssilorLuxottica, in partnership, are gearing up for the release of a new version of Ray-Ban Stories. The first generation of this wearable was introduced in September 2021.
In March, The Verge provided information that the second generation of the glasses might be launched in the fall of 2023. A more recent report from the Wall Street Journal indicated the potential for a launch in either the upcoming fall or spring.
Livestreaming and Adaptive Volume
In the most recent edition of his Lowpass newsletter, reporter Janko Roettgers asserts that he has had access to internal documents from Meta regarding the forthcoming Ray-Ban Stories.
Arguably the most significant addition is the inclusion of livestreaming capabilities through Facebook and Instagram. According to Roettgers, individuals engaging in live streams will have the ability to directly interact with their viewers, as the glasses will transmit comments audibly through the integrated headphones.
Meta is also in the process of developing adaptive volume functionality. Through this capability, the glasses will automatically gauge the surrounding background noise and enhance the playback volume in louder environments.
Improved Cameras and Longer Battery Life
According to Roettgers, the new glasses will prevent the capture of photos or videos if the LED has been interfered with. The LED indicator illuminates while pictures and videos are being recorded, serving as a signal to the nearby surroundings. The reporter highlights that presently, it is feasible to obscure the LED using paint or tape.
Roettgers reports that the upcoming iteration of Ray-Ban Stories will introduce a variety of new frames, while the older models are currently being phased out. Notably, The Wall Street Journal’s report mentions enhancements in the cameras and extended battery life for the new Ray-Ban Stories.
The introduction of these new features and enhancements is essential, given that the previous Ray-Ban Stories reportedly see regular use by less than 10 percent of customers.
Display Unit to Be Added From 2025 Onwards
Roettgers writes that the forthcoming iteration of the smart glasses will not feature an augmented reality (AR) component.
As outlined in Meta’s present product roadmap, the third generation is expected to feature a display and is slated for release in 2025, as reported by The Verge in March. This display will manage more simpler functions, including showcasing smartphone notifications and translated text, without supporting full augmented reality. Meta’s inaugural commercial augmented reality glasses, known by the codename Orion, are not projected to launch until 2027, according to a report by The Information.
Further insights regarding the new Ray-Ban Stories and Meta’s augmented reality ventures could potentially emerge during Meta Connect 2023, scheduled for September 27th.https://virtualrealitytimes.com/2023/08/26/new-ray-ban-stories-glasses-could-feature-livestreaming/https://virtualrealitytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/New-Ray-Ban-Stories-Smart-Glasses-600x338.pnghttps://virtualrealitytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/New-Ray-Ban-Stories-Smart-Glasses-150x90.pngBusinessThe upcoming iteration of Ray-Ban Stories, its second generation, is en route, and fresh details have emerged regarding potential new features. Ray-Ban Stories glasses can be put to multiple uses including making calls, capturing photos and videos, enjoying music and podcasts, as well as dictating or having messages read aloud....Rob GrantRob Grant[email protected]AuthorVirtual Reality Times