Vuzix Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

The first real public awareness around augmented reality (AR) glasses was the fleeting glimpse of Google Glass. Unlike a proper product launch, the introduction of Google Glass seemed more like a way to test the public’s appetite for walking around all day with funny looking glasses on your face while everyone around you wondered if you were recording them. Fast forward to today and it seems like some enterprise applications are gaining traction with startups like Augmedix using Google Glass for healthcare applications.

One of our readers brought to our attention a company called Vuzix (NASDAQ:VUZI) which is not only developing and selling augmented reality glasses and virtual reality headsets but is also a publicly-traded stock. Does this mean that there is actually a pure-play AR/VR hardware company that we can buy stock in? The answer is yes, but the fact that both the products and company are not so well known could be both a blessing and a curse. Let’s take a closer look at Vuzix (NASDAQ:VUZI).

About Vuzix

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Founded in 1997, Vuzix has been developing virtual reality products ever since then and began trading their shares on NASDAQ after an IPO in 2010. In 2012, they sold off their “rugged mobile displays for defense markets” and now just focus on consumer entertainment and enterpr

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