Meta just took the wraps off its latest smart glasses at today’s Connect event in Menlo Park. We were able to spend a bit of time with the new wearables and were impressed by what they can do — specifically livestreaming, the biggest missing feature from the last gen.
Turns out Ray-Ban Meta will be getting additional features through a software update next year. The “multimodal” update brings some intriguing real-world features, including the ability to identity landmarks in front of you and translate signs.
It’s not quite the live voice translation Google promised on its still unreleased smart glasses a few years back, but it definitely paints the picture of how these sorts of glasses will become more capable moving forward. Of course, the lack of a heads-up display limits potential functionality, so the devices do most of the work through voice commands.