About the report

The Smartglasses Roadmap report is based on original research, analysis of public statements from companies in the sector, and personal insights from 14 business executives, innovators and thought leaders in this market.

This is the first in-depth look at the long-term prospects for this new technology. Smartglasses will change how businesses, healthcare providers, first responders and consumers see the world. We find that smartglasses will largely supplant smart phones and smart watches by the end of the decade.

Augmented Reality is technology that overlays computer-generated images on the real world, as recently popularized by Pokemon Go. Smartglasses are sensor-laden displays for Augmented Reality that use data about the real world and the user’s intentions, actions and preferences to provide valuable information.