Facebook CFO David Wehner lowered expectations for what that the company’s upcoming AR-style smart glasses will be capable of.
Facebook CFO David Wehner offered insight into smart glasses the company is building with Ray-Ban on Tuesday, saying the forthcoming device will not be close to what the tech company hopes to accomplish in the long run with augmented reality (AR) technology.
“The first product we’ll have in that space, it’s—I’ll set expectations—it’s not going to be anywhere near where we want to eventually go, but it’s the smart glasses from Ray-Ban in partnership with Luxottica later this year,” Wehner said, speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference.
Facebook announced the Ray-Ban smart glasses in September 2020, but provided few details on what features or capabilities the product, due to be launched this year, will include.
Facebook is joined by Microsoft Google, Apple and Amazon among companies that are racing to build and release augmented-reality smart glasses as the next step forward in computing devices.