First Amazon Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses to Be Shown at CES

We've built a way to answer those questions: The GearBrain - a compatibility checker designed for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, displaying every smart device that works with either of the leading smart speaker assistants.

Talking with Bloomberg, Vuzix confirmed that its pair of AR glasses will be the first with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant integration.

The inclusion of Alexa on a non-Amazon product is not a first, though, as a year ago the smart assistant debuted on the HTC U11, Huawei Mate 9, and Motorola Z series smartphones. This is expected to be a win-win situation for both firms. AR is a technology that superimposes digital information such as maps, text messages and more onto a person's view of the real world, while VR submerses a user into a completely different digitally created world.

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While the smart glasses can react to voice commands and serve up all manner of information including navigation directions, they can also assist field engineers by providing hands-free instructions for jobs or help identify what may be wrong with a faulty circuit board, for example. Some of the offerings that are being showcased at CES 2018 in Las Vegas will come with pre-installed Alexa app. So for those who do not have an account yet but are already planning to purchase the smart glasses, there is still time. The AR glasses will reportedly arrive in the second quarter with a cost around $1,000 (approximately Rs. 63,400). While it's a "high price point", he said, "the ultimate goal is to have it under $500, and we'll be able to do that" by 2019.

Launched with speaker family back in 2014, Alexa is now taking on Google Assistant with its recent debut in the market of smartphones. Everyone's attention was previously focused on Apple and its rumored AR smart glasses.

The addition of Amazon Alexa on Acer, Asus, and HP computers poses a major challenge to Microsoft's own Cortana, which the company has integrated into its Windows operating system.

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