Amazon dumps Ring, moves Google Glass Rival Echo Frames out of beta

All New Echo Frames from Amazon with Alexa

Crucially, the Echo Frames are now available to everyone in the USA, suggesting Amazon is confident it can make a mainstream success of a device that puts Alexa on our faces. The Echo Frames also support Google Assistant and Siri from compatible devices.

What that means for consumers is, the Echo Frames are now available for pre-order and will begin shipping on December 10, 2020, just in time for the holidays. Production and sales are ending, but Amazon says that customers' Loops will keep working as they do now and will continue to receive updates and support.

The upgraded Echo Frames are priced at $249.99 ( ₹18,539 approx) and are available for sale in the US. While using the Echo Frames, you'll have the ability to make calls, play music, control your smart home, hear notifications, and more with the power of Alexa.

Woman Wearing Amazon Echo Frames
Amazon Echo Frames smart glasses now available, Echo Loop smart ring dead

Amazon claims the glasses' battery life is now up to 40% longer for continuous playback, with the volume jacked up to 60%. Echo Frames, as per the company, give users prescription-ready eyewear with open-ear audio and hands-free access to Alexa. Another element likewise kills the edges when they are set topsy turvy for three seconds, which will additionally help in expanding battery life. "The volume can now be set to automatically adjust at the start of playback based on the noise level of your environment and your selected listening profile-increasing the volume in noisier environments and lowering the volume in quieter environments", as per the company. The Echo Frames direct solid to your ears while limiting what others can hear. Amazon says the microphone is created to only hear the wearer's voice, and can be muted with a double-press of a button. Sources also confirm that Amazon has rolled out Hindi support to the Alexa app on Android and iOS earlier this week. The Echo Frames will continue on, but the Echo Loop will be discontinued.

Customers who had the Day 1 Edition Echo Frames will be able to update their frames for $70 which is roughly around Rs.5,200.

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