Market Overview

Global Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses Market 2015-2024: With Apple Not Yet in the Market, Android Rules the OS Space for Smart AR Glasses


Dublin, July 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to's offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2024. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses in Units.

The report profiles 54 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • Atheer, Inc. (USA)
  • Avegant Corp. (USA)
  • Epson America, Inc. (USA)
  • Everysight LTD (Israel)
  • GlassUp (Italy)
  • Google Inc. (USA)
  • Laster Technologies (France)
  • Lumus Ltd. (Israel)
  • Magic Leap, Inc. (USA)
  • Meta Company (USA)
  • Microsoft Corporation (USA)
  • NVIS, Inc. (USA)
  • Optinvent SA (France)
  • Osterhout Design Group (USA)
  • Penny AB (Sweden)
  • Recon Instruments Inc. (Canada)
  • Samsung (South Korea)
  • Sony Corporation (Japan)
  • Sulon Technologies, Inc. (Canada)
  • Tobii AB (Sweden)
  • TRIVISIO (Germany)
  • Upskill (USA)
  • Vrvana, Inc. (Canada)
  • Vuzix Corporation (USA)

Key Topics Covered:

With Wearable Computing Gaining Mainstream Attention, the Time is Ripe for Mobility in the Realm of Augmented Reality
Market Review
By Combining Augmented Reality with Mobility, Smart AR Glasses Wield a Clear Advantage Over Competitive Substitutes
Smart AR Glasses Roadmap
Competition in the Market Remains Volatile & Transformative
Does Google Have What it Takes to Bring Down Microsoft, the Present Leader in Wearable Holographic Computing?
Where Does Google Fit in the Current Scenario?
ODG & Meta Company Gang Up With Google to Battle Against Microsoft
It is a Long Wait Before Google Glass 2.0 & HoloLens are Opened to the Consumer Market & Here's Why
A Review of Major Market Trends and Drivers
Growing Investments in Smart Workforce Mobility & Productivity to Benefit Adoption of AR in the Enterprise/ Industrial Sector
Increasing Investments in BYOD Brings Greater Market Opportunity for Smartphone Tethered Smartglasses in the Enterprise Sector as Against PC Tethered Variants
With Apple Not Yet in the Market, Android Rules the OS Space for Smart AR Glasses
The App Ecosystem, the Most Vital Ingredient in Making Augmented Reality Enterprise Ready
Rapid Sales of Smartphones to Benefit Smartphone- Dependent AR Glasses in the Immediate to Medium Term Period
The 3rd Wave of MAR Standalone SARGs to Replace Smartphones in the Long-Run
A Peek Into Emerging New Application Possibilities in the Enterprise & Industrial Sectors
AR, the Next Revolution in Retail & Shopping
SARGs Enable Hands-Free Order Picking in Warehouses & Logistics
Hands-Free Inspection, Maintenance & Repair of Production Floor Machinery
AR Compliments CRM to Transform Sales and Service Processes in Enterprises
Growing Use of Smart AR Glasses for 3D/CAD Modelling in Design Firms
Revolutionary Impact of AR in Healthcare & Medicine
Key Challenges to Growth
Privacy & Societal Issues
Cost Continues to Remain High
Computer Vision Syndrome
Narrow Field of View
Latency Issues
Lack of Awareness & Penetration in Addressable Markets
Market Outlook


Vuzix's Partner Upskill Introduces Next Gen Skylight Platform
ODG Introduces R-7HL Smart Glass
Espacetime Releases Novel Range of AR Smart Glasses
Lumus Unveils AR Glasses Display with a 55-Degree FOV
Vuzix Showcases New Blade 3000 Smart Glasses
ODG Introduces R-8 and R-9 Smartglasses
Lenovo Launches Glass C200
Kopin Introduces PupilTM Smallest Smart Glass Display
Vuzix Releases M300 Smart Glasses
Epson Launches Moverio BT-300 Smart AR Glasses
Penny Introduces C Wear 30 AR Compute Stick Glasses

Vuzix and MPC Energy Ink Strategic Partnership
Vuzix Collaborates with BlackBerry
Vuzix Partners with Ubimax
Atheer Completes Acquisition of SpaceView
CastAR Discontinues its Business
Apple Acquires SensoMotoric Instruments
Upskill Takes Over Pristine
Crunchfish Collaborates with LLVision
Vuzix Inks Development Agreement with Toshiba
Apple and Carl Zeiss Partner for Developing AR Smart Glasses
MIGU and ODG Partner for Launch of ODG Smartglasses in China
Microsoft Launches Microsoft HoloLens in Japan
Atheer Inks Partnership Deal with Wikitude
Microsoft Expands HoloLens Presence
Zerintia Signs an Agreement with Vuzix
Epson Inks Partnership Deal with DJI
Recon Collaborates with APX for Delivering Smart-Eyewear Solution
21st Century Fox Acquires Minority Stake in ODG



Total Companies Profiled: 54 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries 56)

  • The United States ((23)
  • Canada 4)
  • Japan (3)
  • Europe (17)
    • France (3)
    • Germany (3)
    • Italy (3)
    • Spain (1)
    • Rest of Europe (7)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (6)
  • Middle East (3)

For more information about this report visit

         Laura Wood, Senior Manager
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         Related Topics: Virtual and Augmented Reality 

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