Epson Moverio BT-300 AR Smart Glasses Review

What to Expect from the Moverio BT-300

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Epson Moverio BT-300 AR Smart Glasses Review

The Epson Moverio BT-300 represents the third generation of the company’s portfolio of augmented reality smart glasses. This updated headwear features an even more lightweight structure than previous models – up to 20% lighter than the BT-200 glasses. However, despite the reduction in weight, many other aspects of the glasses have improved, including the silicon-based OLED screen, and the fantastic Atom X5 processor for producing HD displays.

The exceptional Moverio BT-300 glasses combine lightweight functionality through a silicon-based OLED with technology that drives quick responses for employees in need of AR information. Epson tells us that these glasses represent the latest advancements in First Person View wearables (or they did when they were first released).

Epson Moverio BT-300 Review: Visuals

One of the biggest selling points of the Epson Moverio BT-300 is the fact that you’re getting an extremely lightweight set of glasses. It’s much easier to wear a headset that isn’t wearing you down. However, Epson has been careful not to reduce image quality along with the weight.

Thanks to heavy investments into R&D technology, Epson can ensure that it’s constantly developing new and improved projection technology. This includes the development of the incredible Si-OLED display in the BT-300, which offers a high contrast ratio of 100,000:1. With fantastic clarity, the images in your Moverio glasses can blend seamlessly with the real world, making everything feel totally natural.

You’ll have a 720p HD display experience, and high brightness levels to help maintain crisp and clear colours. The HD front-facing camera also means that you can send high-quality videos and pictures back to other people that you’re connected with through your headset.

Epson Moverio BT-300 Review: Performance

Perfect for all kinds of enterprise work, and drone video capture, the Epson Moverio BT-300 comes with a powerful Intel Atom Quad Core CPU. This x5 1.44GHz CPU promises smoother performance when you’re working with all kinds of applications – including content heavy ones. A large array of sensors, including extra motion sensors in the controller and headset, it’s easy to get immersed.

There’s a microphone, camera, GPS, and various other features included in the Epson BT-300 too, so you can experiment with different kinds of content capture while you’re on the job, and send information to people that includes both audio and video, as well as location details.

The front-facing camera that we mentioned above is 5MP in size, and you can activate it completely hands-free too. There’s a little flash on the camera itself to let you know when it’s in use and inform anyone you’re talking to that you may be recording.

Epson has even built the latest Wi-Fi innovations into its technology with Bluetooth Smart Ready functionality, Wi-Fi, and Miracast too. Your headset can easily connect to a wide selection of devices to receive data and content at high speed.

Epson Moverio BT-300 Review: Verdict

The Epson Moverio BT-300 is a next-level AR solution for companies that want a convenient way to deliver information to people on the job. This product is better and more efficient than its previous counterparts, with a lighter design and a stronger visual performance. An additional separate controller with a full-sized battery also means that it’s easier to use the Moverio for extended periods of time (as long as 6 hours).

Though this isn’t the most advanced AR headset we’ve seen, it has enough cloud to capture the attention of many business users.


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