Recently Meta, formally Facebook, announced its latest stab at smart glasses in conjunction with Ray-Ban. Here is said announcement:
the most interesting part of this, aside from Bose Frames like audio being piped into your ears without the need for headphones, is the ability to video stream. As it stands, on release they will be able to stream to Facebook and Instagram, interesting, but not very useful unless we want to broadcast our clumsy escapades to the world. What I do find interesting however, is that you can make WhatsApp calls through the glasses by voice. It therefore isn't a huge leap to hope that one could start a video stream via voice on WhatsApp to a friend or family member for sighted assistance.
I know that many folks on here are from the states and WhatsApp isn't quite as big over there as it is here in the UK and Europe, you're welcome for USB-C by the way... But, from a personal perspective, this could be awesome.
Saying that, there is no sign that they will add such functionality to the glasses and companion app and, unless there is an obvious need for it, I don't know if they will. It is certainly tantalisingly close though.
I, like many, was interested when Apple announced their vision headset but, since then, as with many, my interest has cooled. It is over priced and under featured for people such as ourselves. We don't need a screen, but we do need a camera. Considering Envision has just announced a $150 a month subscription service, which is ridiculous and, forgive me for saying it, just another example of a company tapping into community and government provided funding, a DIY system such as a pair of these glasses, for a little more than a single month of Envision's subscription service, seems all the more appealing.
Anyway, just my thoughts on these. They've not even been released yet and I'm already demanding functionality... I'm a monster... It's all headed in a good direction though, as long as we can nudge it to fit our needs.