Meta enhances ray-ban smart glasses with innovative hands-free functionalities.

Meta has rolled out a series of updates to its Ray-Ban smart glasses, significantly enhancing the user experience with innovative hands-free functionalities. These improvements integrate seamlessly with popular platforms like Instagram, Amazon Music, and the meditation app Calm.

One of the standout features of this update is the ability for users to effortlessly share images directly to their Instagram Story without needing to reach for their phone. Users can capture a photo with the smart glasses and command, “Hey Meta, share my last photo to Instagram,” or take a new photo by saying, “Hey Meta, post a photo to Instagram.”

This move by Meta mirrors the functionality introduced by Snap Spectacles in 2016, which allowed users to capture photos and videos with their smart glasses for direct sharing to Snapchat Stories.

Meta’s Ray-Ban smart glasses now offer hands-free integrations with Amazon Music and Calm. With voice commands like “Hey Meta, play Amazon Music,” users can stream music without handling their phone. The Calm integration allows users to access mindfulness exercises and self-care content by simply saying, “Hey Meta, play the Daily Calm.”

Expanding its style offerings, Meta has introduced new designs in 15 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, and parts of Europe. Among these styles are Skyler in Shiny Chalky Gray with Gradient Cinnamon Pink Lenses, Skyler in Shiny Black with Transitions Cerulean Blue Lenses, and Headliner Low Bridge Fit in Shiny Black with Polar G15 Lenses. These glasses are available for purchase on both Meta’s and Ray-Ban’s websites.

The introduction of these new features follows Meta’s AI upgrade to the smart glasses, which integrated multimodal AI capabilities. This enhancement allows users to interact with their environment more effectively, enabling features such as real-time translation using the built-in camera and Meta AI.