As part of its Inno Day 2022 announcements, smartphone brand Oppo has unveiled the second generation of its connected glasses: Air Glass 2.

Despite only announcing the first-generation Air Glass device a year ago during Inno Day 2021 (and launching it in early 2022), Oppo already plans to release a new, spec-improved version. The most obvious change is that the monocle design of the original became a pair of full-frame glasses, but Oppo promises that the improvements are more than cosmetic.

For starters, the Air Glass 2 glasses can be fitted with corrective vision lenses, allowing them to function not just as a smart device, but as a regular spec pair as well. The glasses are also super light at only 38g, so you shouldn't feel too tired wearing them on your face all day.

As for its functionality, the newly added microphones and speakers allow the device to stream music, make phone calls, translate foreign languages, and provide real-time speech-to-text transcription. Best of all, the Oppo Air Glass 2 retains the wireless design of the original; Unlike the Nreal Air and VITURE One glasses, you won't need a cable to pair these specs with your Oppo smartwatch or smartphone.

Air Glass 2 smart glasses could improve the capabilities of your Oppo Find X5 (Image credit: Future)

As impressive as these glasses are, we hope they don't suffer from the same issues as their predecessors.

While testing the original Air Glass, Adi Robertson of The Verge (opens in a new tab) found the experience quite uncomfortable. The most likely causes of this irritation are the low refresh rate of the device's screen - just like in VR, noticeable screen flicker at close range can be nauseating - and the fact that the single lens forces Each of the user's eyes to focus at different distances at the same time. weather.

Oppo is said to have improved the lenses of the Air Glass 2 and its Micro-LED projectors, and with the transition to a dual-lens setup, these new specs are expected to feature a design that alleviates both issues. However, you will have to test them to be sure.

Our other concern is that the wireless and feature-rich yet lightweight design will make these smart specs very short on battery life. We've seen how smart glasses have consumed the charge of the smartphones they're connected to, so if the Air Link 2's specs don't include a big enough battery, you may not be able to wear them for long periods of time. .

In other words, if you can really get it. At this time, there is no word on the release date, price, or even if the Oppo Air Glass 2 will be available in regions outside of China and Asia. Since the original Oppo Air Glass didn't launch globally, we wouldn't recommend holding your breath for a US, UK, or Australian launch.

That said, with AR glasses becoming more and more popular, we wouldn't be too surprised if Oppo decides to use Air Glass 2 to make a name for itself in this emerging market globally in 2023.

Interested in buying an Oppo smartphone? Check out our best Oppo phones guide to see which of their phones is better than the rest.

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