Smart Augmented Reality Glasses Market

Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Oct 20, 2015, 192 Pages
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GIA-MCP7083

Smart Augmented Reality Glasses Market

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses in Units. 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 2014 through 2020. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 41 companies including many key and niche players such as -

APX Labs, Inc.
Atheer, Inc.
Augmate
Augmedix
castAR

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Smart AR Glasses: The New Age Hands-Free Computing Device in a Connected and Data-centric World
Augmented Reality: Enriching the Real World through Convergence with Digital Information and Media
Ease of Use: A Major Attraction for Experiencing AR on Smart Glasses
From Fixed HMDs to Smart Glasses: The Evolution of Wearable AR Devices
VR4 by Virtual Research & iGlasses by Virtual I/O
EyeTap
Early MREAL System for Mixed Reality by Canon
Vuzix Wrap AR 920
Canon Introduces MReal Mixed Reality System
Commercial Launch of Google Glass Marks the Entry of ‘Smart Glasses’
Vuzix’s M100 Smart Glasses & Epson’s Moverio BT- 100EC & BT-100E
Epson’s Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses & Meta-1 Developer Kit for AR
Microsoft Hololens & Sony’s SmartEyeglass for AR
Strong Growth Predicted for the Smart AR Glasses over the Next Few Years
Smart AR Glasses: Evolution of Target Markets over the Years
Smart Glasses to Replace Smartphones as a Mainstream AR Device in the Long Run
Developed Markets Lead from the Front
Table 1: Global Smart AR Glasses Market (2015E): Market Shares of Developed Regions/Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. COMPETITION
Technology Lockout of “Google Glass” Spells Opportunities for Competing Vendors
Trusted and Established Brands Dominate Smart AR Glasses Market
Snapshot of Competitor Strategies through the Market Evolution Stages
Leading Smart AR Glasses Worldwide: Brief Details of Brand Name and Key Specifications
Leading Market Participants Classified into Early Birds, Emerging Competitors, and Followers
Increasing Adoption and Growing Competition to Result in Decline in Average Prices
Table 2: Global Smart AR Glasses Market (2015): Current Average Prices (in US$) for Leading Models (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Dedicated Content for Smart AR Glasses: Need of the Hour
AR App Developers and Aggregators Bet Big on Smart AR Glasses
Growing Interest among Independent App Developers & Hardware Companies to Create Apps
Dedicated Apps: Essential for Enabling Mobile AR Experience on Smart Glasses
Companies Increase Investments on R&D as Key Competitive Strategy
Wearables Continue to Attract Venture Capital Funding
Crowd Funding: An Important Fund Generation Strategy for New Entrants
Software & Platforms Development Crucial for Success in the Marketplace
Open Source Mobile Operating Systems Currently Score Over Proprietary OS

3. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES & DRIVERS
Rise in Innovative Applications in Industrial and Enterprise Sectors: A Strong Growth Driver
BYOD & COPE and Mobile Workforce Management Offers Huge Growth Opportunities
Table 3: Global Mobile Workforce Penetration by Region/Country (2014): Penetration of Mobile Employees as a Percentage of Total Employee Population for the US, Japan, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
First-Person View (FPV) Communications Significantly Reduce Personnel Overheads
Increase in Accuracy and Proficiency Levels in Warehouses & Logistics through Smart AR Glasses
Inspection, Maintenance & Repair of Production Floor Machinery: The ‘Hands-Free View’ Attribute of Smart AR Glasses Drives Demand
Smart AR Glasses Enable Massive Production Efficiencies and Cost Savings
AR Compliments CRM to Transform Sales and Service Processes in Enterprises
Growing Use of Smart AR Glasses for 3D/CAD Modelling in Design Firms
Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0: The Next Big Thing in the Enterprise & Industrial Sectors
Rising Prominence of Preventive Healthcare Spurs Demand in the Healthcare Sector
Increasing Application of Smart Glasses in the Military & Defense Sector Augurs Well for the Market
Commercial Retail Sector: Huge Untapped Potential for Smart AR Glasses
Gaming and Location Based Search Dominate Consumer Applications of Smart AR Glasses
Computational Advancements Drive Location-Based Augmented Reality Applications
Enhanced Gaming Experience Spurs Demand for Smart AR Glasses
Mobile Augmented Reality: Transforming the Wearables Experience
Success of Mobile Augmented Reality Platform: Opportunities Galore for Smart AR Glasses
Rapid Smartphones & Tablet PCs Penetration: Complementary and Not Competitive to Smart AR Glasses
Spiraling Sales of Smartphones and Tablets: An Important Opportunity Indicator
Table 4: Spiraling Sales of Smartphones Provides the Launch Pad for Smart Glasses Proliferation: Breakdown of Global Sales of Smartphones (in 000 Units) by Geographic Region: 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5: Global AR Ready Smartphones Market Value (in $ Million): 2014 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 6: Growing Smartphone Penetration to Fuel Future Demand: Breakdown of Smartphone Penetration Rate (%) by Country for 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 7: Global Tablet PC Sales (in Million Units): 2013 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Rising Mobile Internet Subscriptions Sets the Perfect Platform for Market Expansion
Table 8: Global Mobile Internet Subscribers (in Million) for Developed and Developing Countries: 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9: Global Mobile Subscriber Penetration as a Percentage of Population: 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Developments in High-Speed Networks to Support New Applications Possibilities
Table 10: Global Mobile Internet Market by Network Technology (2014 & 2020): Breakdown of Number of Mobile Internet Subscribers (in Million) for 2G, and 3G/4G (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Key Challenges Hampering Widespread Adoption of Smart AR Glasses
Privacy & Societal Issues
Cost Continues to Remain High
Computer Vision Syndrome
Narrow Field of View
Latency Issues
Lack of Awareness & Penetration in Addressable Markets

4. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS & ADVANCEMENTS
From Touch Based Interfaces & Voice Commands to Gesture Based Controls
3D Holographic Displays with Gesture Recognition Interface: Future of AR Glasses
Eye Tracking AR Glasses
Waveguide Based Optics: Lighter and Thinner Lenses for Smart AR Glasses
Higher Resolution & Larger Field of View AR Glasses
ReticleOS: A Spectacular Innovation
Heterogeneous Processing System Architecture: An Apt Solution to Battery Life Issues
Future AR Glasses to be Available in Sleeker, Wireless, and Stylish Form Factors
Eyeglasses Paired with Contact Lenses Offers a Novel AR Experience

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Smart Augmented Reality Glasses: A Prelude
Evolution of Mobile Augmented Reality: Key Milestones over the Years
From Large Stationary Systems & Fixed HMDs to Wearable Computers: AR’s First Step towards Mobility
ARToolKit: A Major Breakthrough for Mobile AR
ARQuake Game: First Outdoor Mobile AR Video Game
BatPortal: First PDA Enabled Wireless AR System
Mobile AR Penetrates the Mobile Phone Ecosystem
Smartphones Bring Mobile AR Closer to Mainstream Consumer Market
Tablet PCs Join Smart Phones & Wearable Devices for the AR Experience
‘Smart Glasses’: Wearable MAR Devices Bounce Back Amid Rampaging Smartphone/ Tablet Based MAR

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS
ODG to Unveil R-6 Smart AR Glasses
WRMT Introduces LUMINA™ AR Glasses
Sony to Launch SmartEyeGlass
Mini Introduces AR Glasses for Driving
Essilor to Launch AR Glasses for Visually Impaired
Pcdata USA Rolls Out Smart Glass Pick-to- Vision Product
Vuzix Introduces the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses Manager App for iOS and Android Users
Vuzix Introduces Prescription Safety M100 Smart Glasses
ODG Launches R-6 Smart AR Glasses for Enterprise Customers
Luxottica to Launch its Google Glass Version
Quantum Interface Introduces New Software Technology for Alternative User Experience
Epson Unveils Newer Version of Moverio Smart Glasses
Vuzix to Introduce Fashionable Smart Glasses
LASTER Unveils SeeThru AR Eyewear
BMW Launches AR Smart Glasses
Toshiba Launches AR Smart Glasses
Oakley Announces New Airwave Goggle
Reed Smart Glasses Unveiled in China
Guardian Launches AR Guardian Goggles
Vuzix to Launch WaveGuide AR Smart Glasses

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY
Intel Corporation Takes Over Composyt
JoinPad Inks Agreement with Fasthink
Vuzix Partners with APX Labs for Smart Glass Solutions
Vuzix Inks Partnership with Pristine
APX Partners with Sony for Smart Glasses
NGRAIN Inks Partnership with Epson for Smart Glasses
Pristine Inks with Epson for Smart AR Glasses
Vuzix Inks Deal with HERE to Incorporate in M100 Smart Glasses
Vuzix Inks Partnership with HeadApp for Glasses4Flight
Vuzix Inks Partnership with Octovis to Integrate Telle with M100
Apple Receives Patent for AR Smart Glasses
Google to Stop Google Glass Sales
Google Files Enterprise Edition of Google Glass with FCC
Intel Takes Over Recon Instruments
Himax Technologies Inks Deal with Lumus for AR Smart Glasses
Google Partners with Luxottica for Smart Glasses
Himax Inks Partnership with Optinvent for Smart Glasses
Lenovo Collaborates with Vuzix for Smart Glasses
Vuzix Selects Syndiant Displays for AR Smart Glasses
APX Labs Partners with du to Introduce Smart Glass to the UAE
Intel Inks Strategic Partnership with Luxottica
Vuzix Inks with SAP for M100 Smart Glass
Vuzix Develops Wearable Smart Glasses in Collaboration with Nokia

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS
APX Labs, Inc. (US)
Atheer, Inc. (US)
Augmate (US)
Augmedix (US)
castAR (US)
DAQRI (US)
Google Inc. (US)
Kopin Corporation Inc. (US)
Imagine Mobile Augmented Reality Ltd. (Israel)
Laster Technologies (France)
Lumus Ltd. (Israel)
Magic Leap, Inc. (US)
Meta Glasses (US)
Metaio GmbH (Germany)
Microsoft Corporation (US)
Optinvent SA (France)
Osterhout Design Group (US)
Penny AB (Sweden)
Pristine Inc. (US)
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (US)
Recon Instruments Inc. (Canada)
Vuzix Corporation (US)
Seiko Epson Corporation (Japan)
Epson America, Inc. (US)
Sony Corporation (Japan)
Toshiba Corporation (Japan)
Wikitude GmbH (Austria)

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses by Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 12: World 7-Year Perspective for Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses by Region - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Shipments for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2014, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Tremendous Hype Surrounding Google Glass Sets the Stage for Market Growth
The US Wearable Electronics Market: A Macro Perspective
Table 13: Challenges to US Wearables Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of User Concerns for Higher Price, Data Privacy, Aesthetics, Comfort and Risks to Health (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Favorable Demographics Bode Well for Market Penetration
Table 14: Wearable Devices Market in the US by Race (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Consumer Usage for Caucasian, African American, Asian, Hispanic, American Indian, Mixed Race, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 15: Wearable Devices Market in the US by Gender (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Consumer Usage for Females and Males (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 16: Wearable Devices Market in the US by Age Group (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Consumer Usage for 14
Years, 18-35, 36-55, and Above 55 Years (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Ranking of Factors Influencing Purchase of Wearables in the US:2014
Ranking of Reasons behind Purchase of Wearable Health and Fitness Devices in the US: 2014
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Select Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 17: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Corporate Development
Recon Instruments Inc. - A Canadian Key Player
B.Market Analytics
Table 18: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Key Trends & Drivers in a Nutshell
Product Launches
Select Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 19: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. EUROPE
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
European Wearables Market: An Overview
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Select Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 20: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses by Country/Region
France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 21: European 7-Year Perspective for Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses by Country/ Region - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Shipments for France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2014, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. ASIA-PACIFIC
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
India & China: Two Countries with the Largest Young Population Offer Significant Opportunities
Product Launch
B.Market Analytics
Table 22: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. REST OF WORLD
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Strategic Corporate Developments
Select Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 23: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smart Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Total Companies Profiled: 41 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 43)

The United States (21)
Canada (2)
Japan (3)
Europe (11)
- France (3)
- Germany (2)
- Italy (2)
- Rest of Europe (4)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (3)
Middle East (3)
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