Vuzix has released an updated version of the operating system that powers its M400 and M4000 Smart Glasses. In addition to some standard performance upgrades, OS Version 2.0.2 will introduce a slew of new language features that will improve the utility of the M400 and M4000 glasses for non-English speakers.
Most notably, the platform will add Korea and Singapore to its regulatory e-label, while the built-in apps will offer better localization in French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese. Vuzix also highlighted the platform’s transcription technology, which supports 12 languages and provides the wearer with translated subtitles during an conversation in real-time.
According to Vuzix, the updates were developed based on user feedback, so the demand for better language capabilities speaks to the growing international market for the company’s products. Many of the other improvements are language agnostic, and concern the Vuzix App Store. For example, the update will simplify the Settings and enable default connections to the App Store, and add support for an upcoming speech-to-text Voice Input app that will allow customers to use their voice to enter information into the soft keyboard.
The update will also enable programmatic control over a touchpad state, and deliver the necessary security patches needed to comply with the Android Security Bulletin that was released in December. Vuzix boasted that the update demonstrates its ability to implement new features in a timely fashion.
The M400 and M4000 glasses have rapidly gained traction in the healthcare industry. Vuzix has noted that its glasses have been used to facilitate remote surgical training, and it has worked to deliver other features to improve health outcomes during the pandemic. The company added thermal imaging capabilities through a partnership with Librestream, and then joined forces with TensorMark to create a solution that lets wearers scan COVID-19 test credentials.