Lenovo's ThinkReality A3 smart glasses are built to get work done

ThinkReality A3 smart glasses Lifestyle
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What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced the ThinkReality A3 smart glasses at CES 2021.
  • The smart glasses can show up to five virtual displays at once.
  • The smart glasses can tether to PCs or select Motorola phones.

Lenovo announced its ThinkReality A3 smart glasses at CES 2021. The smart glasses worth with PCs or select Motorola smartphones through a USB-C connection. The AR glasses run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform and have stereoscopic 180p displays. The ThinkReality A3 smart glasses will be available starting in mid-2021. Lenovo has not released price details for the glasses at this time.

The ThinkReality A3 glasses have two different types of cameras. For room-scale tracking, they have dual-fish-eye cameras. The smart glasses also have an 8MP RGB camera that allows people to share 1080p video.

With the glasses, people can see up to five virtual displays. Lenovo highlights how these large virtual monitors can help people be more productive while also increasing privacy. These virtual displays can be used to run Windows tools and applications. The glasses can also immerse people into content such as architecture or other large-scale projects. The virtual monitors displayed by the smart glasses are optimized for Lenovo's ThinkPad laptops and mobile workstations.

In addition to connecting to PCs, you can tether the ThinkReality A3 smart glasses to select Motorola phones for AR-supported tasks. Lenovo explains that the ThinkVision Reality A3 smart glasses could be used in a number of scenarios, including factory floors, laboratories, retail environments, and hospitality spaces.

Lenovo states that Motorola smartphones using Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processors or better that have DisplayPort capability can work with the ThinkReality A3 smart glasses. The company does not specify the PC requirements for using the AR smart glasses.

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