Lucyd is introducing the world’s first blockchain-fueled smartglasses called Lucyd Lens. Find out how they work today in our review.
What is Lucyd?
Lucyd, found online at Lucyd.co, is an eyeglass company that plans to introduce smartglasses called Lucyd Lens. The smartglasses aim to be the world’s first blockchain-fueled glasses. They’re scheduled for release in Q1 2019.
A few years ago, technologies like Google Glass were considered the future of eyewear. Today, you’d struggle to find anyone wearing Google Glass. Other companies have made smartglasses. However, as the Lucyd website explains, “the few available options have a narrow field of view and a clumsy user experience.”
That’s where Lucyd sees an opportunity. The company is developing smartglasses built on 13 advanced augmented reality patents. The company’s team consists of “renowned optics experts.” They’ve decentralized the platform to drive content creation for Lucyd Lens glasses, making it easy to develop and distribute AR content that’s viewable through the glasses.
How Do Lucyd Lens Smartglasses Work?
Lucyd Lens smartglasses are built on a decentralized blockchain called Lucyd Lab AR. That blockchain makes it easy to develop and distribute new AR-native content.
The Lucyd Lab AR blockchain is powered by the LCD token. This token organically drives content creation. The ultimate goal is to use community-driven content development to create the world’s first AR-driven blockchain with mass appeal.
As the official website explains, “The Lens has the potential to be an evolutionary leap in the way we see the world, and the Lab will let anyone contribute fruitfully to its growth.”
The glasses themselves are ergonomic and easy-to-use. The glasses will connect with your smartphone, and they’ll rely on your smartphone for processing power and data. Using the Lens, you can look up from your phone and see all of your favorite apps in a smooth, AR interface.
The glasses will have a 120 degree enhanced field of view that’s 3x larger than any available smartglasses, along with a discreet body designed to look like regular eyeglasses.
How Do Lucyd Tokens (LCD) Work?
The Lucyd Lab AR blockchain is fueled by LC tokens. Lucyd is holding a token sale where users can buy LCD tokens.
Why buy LCD Tokens? Tokens are used to drive organic app development and user engagement. You’ll receive rewards for developing apps and content, for example, or writing user reviews.
You can then spend your LCD tokens on AR hardware and content from Lucyd when it becomes available.
The company will sell the first 500 pairs of Lucyd Lens smartglasses exclusively to Lucyd token holders. You can buy those smartglasses for about 5,000 LCD.
The Lucyd Token Sale
A total of 100,000,000 LCD tokens will be created, with 50% of those tokens (50 million) available during the sale. The company has set a fundraising goal of $10 million USD.
The token pre-sale begins on October 17 at 8am GMT. The pre-sale gives users a 40% discount, with a token pre-sale price at $0.15 USD. The pre-sale ends on October 31. A total of 25 million LC tokens will be available during the pre-sale.
The general crowdsale is scheduled for October 31, 2017 at 8pm GMT. The token sale price will be $0.25 USD. The sale will end on November 30 at 8pm GMT.
Lucyd Lens Pricing
Lucyd Lens claims the first smartglasses will be available exclusively for LCD token holders. They’ll be priced at 5,000 LCD tokens. Based on the token sale price of $0.25 per token, that means the glasses will cost $1,250 USD.
Lucyd Lens Features
Lucyd plans to implement all of the following features into their smartglasses:
Power: The glasses will power on and off automatically when you unfold or fold the stems.
Front Camera: The front camera provides photo/video capture and object occlusion detection.
Earphones: Bone-conducting earphones are flush in the stems of the glasses.
Microphone: A microphone is mounted in the rims of the glasses for voice control and calling.
Eye Tracking: Lucyd offers “advanced eye tracking for optimizing field of vision.”
LCD: The next-gen LCD provides “microdisplays” for HD visuals in the center and periphery of the lenses.
Wireless: The smartglasses are charged wirelessly via a charging mat. They’re also Bluetooth enabled.
Rx Lenses Available: You can outfit your smartglasses with corrective lenses for easy extended use.
Shape: The smartglasses have a sleek form factor with no buttons, switches, or wires.
Who’s Behind Lucyd?
Lucyd is led by a Singapore-based team. The company was founded in 2017.
The company expects to launch its Lucyd Lens smartglasses to consumers by Q1 2019. Key members of the team include co-founders Konrad Dabrowski (Finance Lead), Eric Cohen (App Development Lead), and Harrison Gross (Media Lead).
Lucyd has ambitious plans to create a futuristic set of smartglasses. The company doesn’t appear to have any working prototype or system currently in place. They’re also not planning to release the smartglasses until Q1 2019. They have no final estimated price for the glasses (although they mention that 5,000 tokens is a good estimate).
Ultimately, there’s a lot we don’t know about Lucyd Lens smartglasses – like whether or not this project will ever get off the ground. However, if you’re confident in the company’s ability to get the job done and deliver the wide range of features listed above, then Lucyd may be the right choice for you.