Vuzix, an industry leader in smartglasses and AR products, has entered into a strategic partnership with AccuWeather to bring interactive AR-based weather experiences to Vuzix Blade® Smart Glasses users across the globe. A demonstration of the integration of AccuWeather’s weather data in the Vuzix Blade smartglasses will debut at the CES 2019 in January.
Vuzix users now will have the added convenience of leaving their phones in their pockets while wearing the Vuzix Blade to stay informed and updated regarding the weather without missing a beat.
“AccuWeather is one of the most trusted and recognized weather brands in the world with the largest collection of weather data. We are excited to be partnering with AccuWeather to deliver localized digital weather content and information via the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses for users at home or on-the-go across the globe, wherever they are,” said Paul Travers, Vuzix President and Chief Executive Officer.
More than 1.5 billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather for weather reports. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smartphones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. The weather forecasting services was established in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers, who is now its President and Chairman. Dr. Myers was once named “the most accurate man in weather” by the New York Times, said a press release.
Vuzix Blade users will see a comprehensive weather forecast as a visual overlay that pops into their field of vision.
“With Vuzix, an innovator and category leader in AR smart glasses, we will deliver up-to-date weather forecasts and tools needed to help users prepare and stay prepared for a truly personalized and intimate weather experience on a level that only AR technology can provide,” said Steve Smith, President of AccuWeather Digital Media.
The AccuWeather AR weather app is expected to be released on the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses during the first quarter of 2019.
Demonstrations of “A Day in the Life with Blade,” including the integration of AccuWeather forecasts, will occur at the Vuzix booth (Tech East LVCC, Central Hall – Vuzix Corp. Booth #15036) at CES.
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