This February 14, 2022 Motorola made public its new creation, a 5G XR collar through which it seeks to provide broadband internet, low latency that would be specifically used for the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) glasses.
It was introduced by the brand as «the next generation of wearable technology» created under a collaboration with technology company Verizon.
The function of this new device would be to provide connectivity for lenses focused on virtual and augmented reality and with it, it would seek that the experiences of peripheral users are more «immersive», in addition to that it would imply having a greater degree of portability by not having to be connected to a cellular device.
The technology was presented as an «untethered experience», without having to use your hands and without any network limits.
To achieve this, the 5G XR collar incorporates a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset (of the latest generation) and works through Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network, which they claim has a very low latency in connectivity.
However, even though this new necklace was unveiled, neither Motorola nor Verizon revealed any official release date, nor product pricing.
Hand in hand with this new product, Motorola reported that it will develop augmented reality lenses that will be ultra light, so they will seek to make the technology immersive in more fields, such as the fact of sports training. The firm emphasized that it will continue to work hand in hand with Verizon to develop more applications and thereby «demonstrate» the potential of the new technology of augmented and virtual realities.
Virtual reality is the complete immersion of the user in a fictional world, through the simulation of a complete sensory experience; for its part, augmented reality consists of the real environment being complemented by digital objects, through the use of glasses, helmets or even the cameras of mobile phones.