Vuzix Launches Blade Commercial Edge Software and Companion App
Vuzix Corporation, the company behind the Vuzix Blade augmented reality smart glasses that we saw (and demoed) at CES 2018 last January, announced this week the launch of their Commercial Edge Software Suite and Companion App for the smart glasses.
Available via an OTA update, Blade owners will see a whole host of new features for the glasses that were upgrades from the earlier Developer Edition.
Most notable about the updates is the launch of the Vuzix Blade BETA App Store, which is made available in the update. Vuzex said that as the Blade ecosystem grows, they expect the Vuzix Apps store to “grow significantly.” Some of the other updates include:
- Swipe forward and back functionality in the Photos App,
- Improvements to the camera app that include HD performance and enhanced camera tuning,
- Bluetooth control through the Companion App
- New multi-gesture controls on the touchpad, and more
“The combination of the Blade Commercial Edge Software Suite and the Vuzix Blade Companion App opens up the communication links directly between connected Android and iOS devices,” Paul Travers, Vuzix President and Chief Executive Officer, said in a statement. “The Vuzix Blade not only delivers new hands-free solutions, but content and productivity tools for consumer facing business applications. It also marks the beginning of leaving your phone in your pocket.”
The OTA update should be available to Blade owners now, and they’re encouraged to download the new Companion App through their App Store of choice—either iOS or Android.