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North Focals

North Focals
  • Field of View

    15°

  • Resolution

    300 x 300 px

  • Battery Life

    18 h

Description
North Focals are the world’s first pair of augmented reality glasses with with a field of view of 15°, 360 tracking, and facial recognition software designed to look and work like a normal pair of glasses. Don't let the light weight fool you, these glasses pack a powerful punch. You can play 360° games, browse social media feeds, catch up with emails and texts, all while looking like you're only checking your reflection in a window. With an LCD display that is projected just above your eye level, North Focals are the most discreet way to get an AR experience without the bulk of other headsets or handheld devices.
Specification
Other
Front Camera?
YES
Voice Command?
YES
Battery Life
18 h
360 Tracking?
YES
Bluetooth?
YES
USB?
YES
Usable with Glasses?
YES
Display
Resolution
300 x 300 px
Field of View
15°
Overview
Category
AR Glasses
Model Name
Focals
Country of Origin
Canada
Brand
North
Release Date
2018
Reviews of the North Focals
Rated 3.4 / 5 from 8 Reviews
Stealthy, Stylish Smart Glasses
tomshardware.com
  • - 3
Focals offer a highly comfortable, snug fit and unprecedented style and design for smart glasses. It has basic apps like texting, directions and calendar, plus Amazon Alexa. But the AR display could be sharper.
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The future is (almost) here
techcrunch.com
They are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination — they’re slightly heavy and don’t feel quite as seamless as science fiction promised they would — but this may be the best pair of smart glasses yet. The Focals are fine looking glasses, and in general, the tech works. Now it’s about refinement.
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Peer through these custom-fitted smart glasses and you can almost see the future
wired.com
  • - 3.5
Finally, smart glasses that look almost like real, if slightly thick, eyeglasses. Custom design and fitting process ensures the display is aligned with your eyes. Works with Alexa. Solid battery life.
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Excellent AR glasses that fall just short of perfection
mashable.com
Focals by North are a great first step into everyday augmented reality. With limited showrooms and a $599 price tag, the Focals may be a hard sell to the average user.
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After A Year With North's Smart Glasses, Here's Why I'm All-In On Focals 2.0
slashgear.com
  • - 3.5
The good news is that, from the teasing North has done already about its second-generation product, it sounds like that wish-list isn't impractical out of the gate. Combine a sleeker, more comfortable set of smart glasses with North's proven commitment to pushing out new and clever apps and services, and you have something which – though probably still not for the mass market yet – is fit for the faces of a much bigger audience of tech enthusiasts. In that sense, North Focals did just what it was meant to: help crystalize a sense of just what smart glasses are meant to look like and do in our everyday lives. Now, Focals 2.0 just needs to deliver that.
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Has the benchmark for Apple’s AR specs been set with North's new Focals smart glasses?
trustedreviews.com
  • - 3.5
Focals could be AR’s route into the mainstream. They deliver pertinent information to a non-invasive heads-up display, providing a well-thought-out interface, offering Alexa support too. They have a premium build, stylish design and support for prescriptions. With further display refinement, the company could be onto something.
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A $600 SMARTWATCH FOR YOUR FACE
theverge.com
  • - 3.5
I can’t recommend the Focals by North for iPhone users, particularly because of the iMessage problem. Android users, however, will be able to use their usual phone number, so if you’re willing to spend at least $600 on a smartwatch for your face, then it’s neat technology to try, it’s intuitive, and it feels like a hint at what the future of wearables might be.
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I tried $600 smart glasses and learned why they haven't replaced smartphones yet
businessinsider.com
My overall rating for the Foc als would be 3 out of 5. Personally, I did not find them to be an ideal everyday wearable. I'm not really a techy person, but it was a really nice challenge to wear these smart glasses for a week and step into the future.
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