Attractive frames offer directions and more in heads-up display.
Shima smart glasses are a great improvement on Google Glass, according to Next Reality, which reviewed a prototype of the device from LAFORGE Optical. According to the article, the attractive frames look like regular glasses and offer a robust heads-up display that can provide notifications, fitness data, and directions for walking or driving. Available for pre-order, Shima frames can be fitted with prescription lenses and connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth. They are operated with "subtle gestures" on the frame and offer 18 hours of battery life. Best of all, "you don't creep out other people on the street with a cyborg-style headset."