A few months ago I had the opportunity to take a look at a new media interface for ODG's R-9 Smartglasses, and the experience was impressive. Now, after weeks of secrecy, I can finally show what I've seen.
The interface is part of what ODG calls the ReticleOS operating system, and while a beta version of the software was released months ago, many people familiar with ODG smartglasses know users with self-curated content can interact to read text and watch videos with the device, but this latest demo shows how the R-9 can interact with a future commercial media app via head tracking.
The video demo shows just about everything I've experienced with the prototype app in June, including the ability to select movies with nothing and start more than head movements. The same functionality worked flawlessly as I opened documents and books that were surprisingly easy to read even though I used the device in a very well-lit area.
In fact, I admit that I was impressed with the experience made possible by ODG's UX / UI software design director, Morgan Fritz (pictured below), during the recent AWE conference Place to buy. Nonetheless, there is currently no release date for the app, the company is displaying it to show users how powerful the device is when freehand media consumption occurs.
To get a sense of the overall capabilities of the R-9, you can look back on our hands-on experience with the device over the past year. The R-9 features two stereoscopic 1080p displays, a 50 degree field of view, 128GB of internal memory, 6GB of RAM, a 14 megapixel 4K camera with 60 frames per second and 6DoF tracking (degree of freedom). 19659007] ODG video hands-free ReticleOS Media Player for R-9 Smartglasses "width =" 532 "height =" 532 "style =" max-width: 532px; height: auto; "/>