Lenovo Replicates Google Glass with New Wearables Prototype

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3Q 2014 | IN-1019814

Lenovo’s New Prototype and Its Uncanny Similarities to Google Glass

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Last week Lenovo's unveiled of its latest prototype for a new wearable device. Lenovo's new product, a smart glass titled the C1, is the group's first major venture into the wearable devices market, and it is set to directly compete with Google Glass. Both products look remarkably similar with the only discernable difference being the large battery pack that is placed on the user's neck, which is connected to the main body of the C1 with a short blue wire. Google Glass positions its power supply closer to the user's ear.

The market for smart glasses is expected to record a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 76.5% over a 6-year period from 2013 to 2019; the largest growth rate within the wearable computing devices sector, according to ABI Research, albeit from a small base. While both products are similar in design and structure, the qualities which are likely to set the two products apart are thei...

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