This comes as the company has released plans to launch a first-generation product next year.
On Wednesday, the world’s largest social media company announced that it has partnered with EssilorLuxottica, the manufacturer of Ray-Ban glasses, to launch smart glasses in 2021.
The social media giant has also announced a research project called Project Aria to collect data that will support the development of more advanced eyeglasses in the future.
Michael Abrash said (Michael Abrash), Who heads Facebook Reality Labs Research (RLR): The fully interactive display and audio capabilities cannot be housed in lightweight devices such as eyeglasses, which he estimated would have to weigh about 70 grams to be applicable.
These capabilities include the ability of people to see and interact with shared virtual objects, such as a virtual whiteboard, that they can collaborate on, he explained.
“These glasses are still a long way off, and this is not something that can appear in 2021, but rather I’m talking about the future,” Abrash said.
A company spokeswoman said: There will be no display in the first 2021 product that will work with and depend on mobile phones.
Many in the industry believe that the glasses will eventually completely replace the functionality of cell phones, making their development a controversial race among tech giants such as Apple, Amazon and Google.
Snap’s Spectacles, which were first released in 2016, began integrating augmented reality elements into its third-generation product last year.
Abrash said: Smart glasses need to rely on devices, such as phones, for the foreseeable future due to limitations, such as battery life and heat generated by processing.
The other devices become accessories for the glasses with the real augmented reality glasses, because the glasses are the way you see and interact with the world.