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Google Glass gets some competition from the Vuzix M100 smart glasses

vivuz m100 smart glasses

Vuzix is set to battle Google's Project Glass with its upcoming M100 smart glasses. We saw a prototype version of the company's display glasses at CES earlier this year, and now the new hands-free unit's SDK is ready to reach the hands of developers. The M100 is equipped with a camera capable of 720p video, 4GB of flash memory, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and can project a WQVGA display. According to Android Central, the smart glasses are running a customized version of Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich, allowing users to download apps directly to the wearable unit. Through the headset, wearers can view video, text messages, email, and listen to audio when synced with a device.

Details regarding price and availability have yet to be announced, but those who purchase the SDK for $999 starting next month will receive an early production unit of the M100 when they become available. In comparison, the prototype Explorer Edition of Google Glass went up for pre-order during the company's I/O conference in June, with the $1,500 units expected to ship early next year.

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