"We try to destroy $3,500 smart glasses"
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We try to destroy $3,500 smart glasses
It takes a lot to make sure a gadget can withstand this kind of torture.
These $3,500 smart glasses are designed for use on oil rigs in manufacturing or by government agencies Running a modified version of Android, they have similar specs to a regular phone.
The wearer can get hands free instructions on the displays or see realtime notifications.
We're here at the ODG test labs to put these glasses through their paces.
So, we have a salt fog test, a drop test, a projectile test, and a couple more.
Let's go and see how they hold up.
First up the drop test.
From a height of four feet, the glasses fall onto two inches of plywood on the concrete floor.
Three, two, one.
The glasses can withstand eight drops in a row falling on different sides.
The factory workers' glasses that pass high impact tests are a must.
We drop a 500 gram weight shaped like a bullet down a 4 foot tube.
They're designed to take two hits on both lenses.
For extreme temperatures, this freezer keeps the glasses ice cold at -20 degrees Celsius.
They can also withstand heat up to positive 50 degrees Celsius.
So the glasses have been in the freezer for an hour.
Let's take them out and And see if they still work.
Yep, start it up, they're working.
For hot, humid environments, we start with the fog test, putting the glasses in a tank for an hour with warm, salty spray.
Smells salty okay, here we go.
It's wet and salty and smelly but they work [LAUGH] And for the splash test this sheet of paper is colored with indicator liquid that turns pink when it comes in contact with the spray.
If the spray doesn't intrude on the eye area if possible test the labs use a slingshot to test High Velocity impact these quarter inch steel Bowls have the glasses at around 200 feet per second After each torture test, I verified the glasses still worked by doing a quick demo.
Running a simulation to see inside this box, using augmented reality.
But after putting them through this much stress, it's safe to say the R7 are not your average pair of glasses.
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