A smartwatch with a camera app, a camera and an AR interface is in the works for a smartwatch from Murata.
The company unveiled its new “Inductor” smartwatch at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, which has been in the making for some time.
The company unveiled a prototype for the Inductor at CES this year, and while it’s not ready for consumers to try out yet, Murata is hoping it will help get people interested in the technology.
“The Inductus is an augmented reality experience that is designed to deliver a truly personal experience with a truly high-end device, such as a Murata Inducta,” the company wrote on its Inductors page.
“With a simple and intuitive interface, the Inductive device delivers a personal AR experience.
The Inductur will be available worldwide in March 2018.”
The Inductive looks similar to the “Pillow,” a Muras earlier prototype that Murata used to show off the Inductor.
It’s a smartwatches-looking, full-color, curved display with a 5.5-inch OLED touchscreen, and features a 2.1-megapixel camera.
The Inductor is the first smartwatch to feature an AR display, but the device has not been released to the public yet.
The “Pilot” Inductant is expected to launch in mid-2018.
The first-ever inductor from Muras company, Muras “Inductive,” is being developed with Google, Samsung and Apple, among others.
The device will offer a wide array of augmented-reality features, including a “real time map” and “surround” AR experiences, as well as an ambient light sensor, a speaker, and a compass.
The induction is currently limited to certain select markets, but Muras hopes to expand the device to more markets in the future.
“We’re excited to introduce the Induction to a wider audience with an introduction at the Mobile World Congress (MWC),” the company said.
“We will be sharing more details in the near future.”
We reached out to Muras for more information on the Indectors prospects and will update this post when we hear back.