AR and 5G could be the chocolate and peanut butter of tech in 2021 #WearableWednesday
Augmented Reality glasses developer Vuzix hopes 5G will give AR the boost it needs. With more bandwidth, edge computing and much lower latency, AR may become the realtime heads up display we currently only see in video games.
Standalone 5G AR glasses may come as soon as the next year or two. Shrinking all the electronics down to fit within a pair of glasses will take longer than that, but Travers thinks an imminent middle ground will be glasses tethered to a small wearable belt pack with a 5G connection and an all-day battery. It’s not the end game in a march toward lightweight cloud-based AR, but it’s a key step in demonstrating how 5G can boost AR to a new level.
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