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Focals AR glasses

February 14, 2019.

Focals by North.

Focals. © North Inc.

North’s Focals smart glasses look like regular glasses, but provide an AR environment. Unlike Google Glass, they don’t have a camera; but they do let you see notifications from your phone through Bluetooth, much like a smartwatch. You can control them discreetly through a ring that acts as a joystick and button. The laser-produced picture, which is 300 x 300 pixels, is very clear, according the The Verge’s reviewer, who tested the glasses. The basic model is priced at 600 USD, while the prescription version costs 200 USD more. You can’t buy the glasses online and instead have to go to one of the company’s showrooms in either Toronto or Brooklyn (New York), to get fitted.

The Verge, “North Focals glasses review: a $600 smartwatch for your face.”