Xiaomi launched its own smart wearable device with MicroLED imaging technology.
On Tuesday, Xiaomi announced its new smart wearable device called “Xiaomi Smart Glasses” with MicroLED imaging technology.
Days after Facebook and Ray-Ban revealed its “Ray-Ban Stories” shades, Xiaomi officially launched its own smart wearable device.
In a blog post, Xiaomi said that its new smart wearable device was capable of combining imaging system and sensors into a subtle, ordinary glasses design through MicroLED optical waveguide technology.
Weighing a mere 51 grams, the company’s new smart wearable device was able to display messages and notifications, make calls, capture photos, navigate, and translate text right before the user’s eyes.
Also in a blog post, Xiaomi said that subtle challenges on imaging and internal component arrangements must be overcome in order to match the form of ordinary glasses.
Xiaomi’s new smart wearable device adopted MicroLED imaging technology to lower the design space needed in structural design as well as the overall weight of the device.
MicroLED undoubtedly was the most optimal choice in order to fit the imaging system seamlessly into the frame. Like OLEDs, MicroLEDs pixels were individually lit as its emissive property allowed for brighter displays and deeper blacks.
But MicroLEDs have a longer lifespan and a higher pixel density while having a simpler structure. This allowed for a more compact display and easier screen integration as well.
According to the company, “Xiaomi Smart Glasses” has a display chip measuring 2.4 mm x 2.02 mm.
“Under a microscope, the display is roughly the size of a grain of rice, with individual pixels sized at 4μm—enabling the display to be fitted perfectly within the frame of the glasses,” Xiaomi said in a blog post.
In order to allow sufficient light to pass through complicated optical structures before reaching the user’s eye even in harsh direct sunlight, Xiaomi opted for an “ultra-efficient monochrome display solution”.
By adopting the optical waveguide technology which refracted lights at 180°, the MicroLED display accurately transmitted light beams to the human eye through the microscopic grating structure of the optical waveguide lens.
Xiaomi also said that its new smart wearable device wasn’t just a “second screen” for a user’s smartphone, but instead functioned as a new smart terminal with an independent operating capability as it integrated a total of 497 components including communication modules and miniature sensors.
The company’s new smart wearable device can also independently complete functions such as taking photos, navigation, teleprompter, and real-time text and photo translations as well.
Aside from this, Xiaomi shared that the 5MP camera on the front of the glasses can also take photos and translate text in photos, which was highly convenient when traveling.
By utilizing the proprietary translating algorithm and built-in microphone, Xiaomi said that its new smart wearable device was “capable of transcribing audio into text with translations in real-time”.
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