THE LATEST RELEASE FOR THE M-SERIES DELIVERS:
- Highly accurate location data in a wider range of environments with advanced GPS location tracking using the Vuzix Companion App on iOS or Android smartphones.
- Enhanced document viewer now enables you to access PDF documents and navigate using head tracking software for total hands-free interaction.
- Additional settings provide flexibility to use the touchpad and configure to your personal preference.
Jul 19, 2021 | Display Created a new option under Settings > Device > Display to allow the user to turn off the display without putting the device to sleep. Requires use of the mouse pointer. Select "Mouse" mode under Settings > Device > TouchPad > Mode to use the touchpad as a mouse or use the companion app's virtual trackpad. microG microG is an open-source implementation of Google Play Services and is now available on Blade OS. miroG settings can be found under Settings > System > microG Settings Barcode Scanning Scan barcodes directly from the Blade home screen.
Jul 06, 2021 | Improves Wi-Fi throughput on certain networks. Adds pop-up to open Wi-Fi captive portal settings, and allows the touchpad to optionally control mouse pointer on the captive portal. Adds volume adjustment to the power menu for use while the touchpad is in mouse mode. Changes low-power LED behavior for IEC 60601 compliance. Base speech vocabulary now shows in Traditional Chinese. Allows certain customizations to persist across factory resets. Updates Chromium WebView to v91.0.4472.101. Updates Android security patches to compliance with the June 2021 bulletin. For more information on these security bulletins, refer to the official Android Security Bulletin page here.
May 13, 2021 | Touchpad and Gestures Allows the touchpad to be used as a mouse pointer. Enable this by selecting "Mouse" mode in Settings > Device > Touchpad. Usage: Swipe with one finger to move the cursor. Tap with one finger to click the screen at the cursor. Swipe with two fingers to scroll the view. Tap with two fingers to go back. Adds settings: Touchpad Mode. *Pointer Speed. *Invert Pointer X-Axis. *Invert Scroll X-Axis. Adds Touchpad Mode setting to power menu. PDF Viewer App Adds a default PDF viewer to handle system file view requests. Open PDFs by selecting the file in the PDF Viewer app. Wi-Fi 802.11 Roaming improvements. GPS Updates to GPS logic to support Google Maps when using Companion Location. Audio and Speech Recognition Provides better interactions with BT headphones and Assistants. OTA and Recovery Improved the OTA process while system is in Japanese System Localization updates. Bug fixes. Developers Updates HudResources. Updates HudActionMenu. *Applies to Mouse mode only.
Apr 20, 2021 | Allows the device location to be determined by the companion app running on an iOS or Android smartphone. Adds a default PDF viewer to handle system file view requests. Open PDFs by selecting them from Downloads or Files. Adds a user setting to invert the touchpad. Enable this from Settings > System > Languages & input > Invert Touchpad X Axis. Ensure ADB debugging is off unless explicitly enabled from Settings > Connected devices > Allow ADB. Solves certain audio issues introduced in v2.0.0 regarding headset microphones. Updates Chromium Webview to v89.0.4389.86.
Mar 03, 2021 | Allows the touchpad to be used as a mouse pointer. Enable this by selecting "Mouse" mode in Settings > System > Language & input > Touchpad. Usage: Swipe with one finger to move the cursor. Tap with one finger to click the screen at the cursor. Swipe with two fingers to scroll the view. Tap with two fingers to go back. Tapping the touchpad will no longer wake the device. Pressing any physical button still wakes the screen. Adds compatibility to some third-party USB battery packs. Adds Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan to M4000 regulatory e-label. Updates Android security patches to compliance with the February 2021 bulletin. For more information on these security bulletins, refer to the official Android Security Bulletin page here.
Jan 27, 2021 | Bluetooth Added support for phone call audio when paired as a headset. Companion Added file management support from the Vuzix Companion app on both Android and iOS. Wi-Fi Added 802.1x EAP Wi-Fi support. Added option to join Wi-Fi via QR code scan. Audio and Speech Recognition Added Speech Recognition to soft keyboard. Improved interaction between Speech Recognition and virtual assistants. Reduced navigation feedback click by 15 dB. Camera App Improved Barcode scanning. System/Developer Improvements Added support for Speech to Text. Added PIN lock option. Update to Speech Recognition v.1.91.
Jan 14, 2021 | Improves localization of built-in apps to French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, German, and Spanish. Simplifies Vuzix App Store settings, and enables connections to the App Store by default. Solves audio bugs in video calling applications. Solves camera contrast problems in certain video calling applications. Added back the Text-to-Speech engine that was present through M400 OS v1.2.2. Enables programmatic control over touchpad enable state. Supports the optional Vuzix Speech-to-Text application as an entry method on the soft keyboard. Adds Korea and Singapore to regulatory e-label. Updates Android security patches to compliance with the December 2020 bulletin. For more information on these security bulletins, refer to the official Android Security Bulletin page here.
Nov 21, 2020 | What's New for VRA Glasses: Multi-Conference for up to 5 users. See a shared desktop from a PC client. New first time user guide. Performance improvements for Picture and Video upload process. Performance improvements for the Vuzix Blade. Improved stability. What's New for VRA Portal: Multi-Conference for up to 5 users. Share your desktop with VRA Glasses or VRA Mobile. Share Guest Call codes via SMS. Improved stability. What's New for VRA Mobile: VRA Mobile iOS update to match all features in VRA Mobile Android. VRA Mobile Android now supports creating Multi-Conferrence Calls. See a shared desktop from a PC client. Improved stability.
Oct 22, 2020 | Upgrades the operating system to Android 9.0 (pie). Changes between Android 8.1 and 9.0 are documented by the Android Open Source Project Release Notes. Allows the language to be selected from the main Welcome screens after a factory reset. Improves navigation and user interface for several built-in applications. Corrects a problem where GPS locations were not stored in the image metadata for photos from the Camera application. Adds the ability to scan QR codes from the soft keyboard. Enables 60 frame-per-second video recording formats. Solves camera video quality issues in certain situations. Updates the Notifications application for improved usability. Reduces audio artifacts in certain video calling situations. Allows Bluetooth connection to iOS companion app to be more reliably maintained. Solves issues with speech recognition in some third-party applications. Increases the size of the notification bar slightly. Simplifies settings for Over-the-Air (OTA) update notifications, and removes warning sound from the alerts. Adds ability to set browser home page and add URL links to the main carousel. Eliminates a case where the device would not power down once USB power was removed. Corrects a bug where companion application input was not properly working while in left-eye orientation. Improves QR-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) enrollment. Reduces the default ring volume. Reduces audio artifacts in certain recording configurations. Updates the Chromium WebView to version 85.0.4183.81. Supports Vuzix speech recognition SDK v1.91. Supports Vuzix barcode SDK v1.71. Updates Android security patches to compliance with the September 2020 bulletin. For more information on these security bulletins, refer to the official Android Security Bulletin page here.
Aug 18, 2020 | What's New for VRA Glasses: HD Snapshot improvements: Improve Performance for multiple HD snapshots. Workflows improvements: Improvements on workflow reports. Improvements for the Vuzix speech recogntion engine Improved stability What's New for VRA Portal: New feature: Vuzix Academy Training System Various minor bugs fixing Improved stability What's New for VRA Mobile: Workflows improvements: Improvements on workflow reports. Improved stability
Aug 05, 2020 | What's New for VRA Glasses: HD Snapshot improvements: Take a HD picture for snapshots even on Low bandwidth calls. Enable/disable the device flashlight (if available) from the smart glasses app or dashboard during a call. Added workflow step options: Record video Take picture Added workflow features: Start video call via the menu button Send workflow report after finishing a Workflow New feature: Record offline video (+upload when internet connection reestablished) Startup tutorial for new customers on the smart glasses. Added support for up/down movement on the smart glasses touchpad Setting to start VRA when the smart glasses are powered on Improved stability What's New for VRA Portal: Edit workflow name Edit group name Individual groups Flashlight feature for calls with Vuzix smart glasses Record video step in workflows Scan QR code step Verify QR code step Settings for email workflow report More detailed logs Improved stability Various minor bugs fixing What's New for VRA Mobile: Enable/disable the device flashlight (if available) from the smart glasses app or dashboard during a call. Added workflow step options: Record video Take picture Added workflow features: Start video call via the menu button Send workflow report after finishing a Workflow Added ability to generate guest call tokens Added ability to generate smart glasses login QR-codes Added ability to generate Wi-Fi credential QR-codes Improved stability and bug fixes
Apr 02, 2020 | Localized speech recognition wake words for French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese. The M300 now responds to “Bonjour Vuzix”, “Hallo Vuzix”, “Hola Vuzix”, ハロー、ビュージックス, and 你好小辐. The wake word in English remains “Hello Vuzix”. Enabled speech recognition wake words to be customized by 3rd party applications. Improved the detection of the default English vocabulary. Enabled speech hints on the Carousel. Applied Android security patches to bring the device up to compliance as of the February 2020 bulletin.For more information on these security bulletins, refer to the official Android Security Bulletin page here.
Jun 23, 2020 | Enables the camera app to zoom-in and zoom-out. Reduces the power usage during suspend mode. Supports Vuzix speech recognition SDK v1.9.
Jul 23, 2020 | Audio and Speech Recognition Upon installing version 2.11, regardless of the previous configuration, Speech Recognition will be enabled with Tap Detection disabled Try saying “Hello Blade”, “Speech Commands” to get started To disable this feature, navigate to Settings > Device > Speech Recognition and press Turn Off Speech commands added for the following apps Launcher Photos Settings Camera Notifications/Home Ability to view and use speech commands on the main rail Set device's default volume at 85% This will not override previous changes to the volume System/Developer Improvements Added support for the Vuzix Barcode SDK Added "barcode zoom" camera resolution The Vuzix Companion app can now trigger applications on the Blade to take actions on links clicked on the paired phone Example: Click a Zoom meeting link on your paired smart phone to trigger the companion app to “Send the link to your glasses” and auto join the Zoom meeting on your Blade Updated Haptics SDK and UX Design documentation on website Implemented security patches up to Apr 2020, refer to the official Android Security Bulletin page here for full details
Jun 17, 2020 | What's New for VRA Glasses(Version 2.5): Offline workflow Various minor bug fixes and improved stability New flashlight feature during call If the quality is not HD, taking a snapshot will switch to HD for a better quality Added Speech recognition for English language Workflow now support Japanese characters. Ability to call users from workflows What’s New for VRA Portal(Version 2.1): HD snapshot improvments Various minor bugs fixing Workflow improvements Groups improvements New Billing System implementation What's New for VRA Mobile Android and iOS(Version 2.4): VRA Mobile now avaible for iOS. Find it on the Apple App Store Offline workflow Various minor bug fixes and stability improvements. Proximity sensor for audio during call (speaker on/off) Creating an external call from mobile is now possible Drawing on snapshot from mobile is now possible Mobile to mobile calls are now starting with audio only Added zoom on pictures from gallery Workflow now support Japanese characters
May 14, 2020 | Supports voice input on soft keyboards, camera, gallery, and barcode. Improves localization to Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Enables adb to be enabled from Connected Devices menu. Enables anti-burn-in feature to be disabled. Improves the PIN lock screen. Removes Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) configuration option. This features is always enabled. Adds Argentina and China regulatory marks. Supports Vuzix speech recognition SDK v1.8.
Mar 23, 2020 | Adds speech commands to the main carousel Increases the field of view for certain camera resolutions Supports Vuzix speech recognition SDK v1.7 Allows the user to mute audio using the touchpad by swiping down with two-fingers then holding Displays the battery level of the 478T0A001 Power Bank Minor bug fixes and enhancements
Mar 05, 2020 | System/Developer Improvements Connectivity V2 SDK now available. Framework now available for use in iOS applications. Developer resources can be found here for Android and here for iOS. Full details can be found on github: VuzixConnectivity Improved Speech Recognition robustness. Speech SDK v1.7 available Added Mute gesture - two-finger swipe down and hold for 1 second. Modified audio feedback for various gestures. Various bug fixes. Applied Android security patches to bring the device up to compliance as of the November 2019 bulletin. For more information on these security bulletins, refer to the official Android Security Bulletin page here. Home/Notifications App No longer display historic iOS notifications Camera App Added shutter sound when an image is captured. Added sound on start/stop when video recording. Connectivity Settings Added a modify option when you tap on a saved network. Added support for 8 digit Bluetooth pairing codes. Compass Improved accuracy of compass indicator
Feb 20, 2020 | Adds speech commands to take a picture and record a video. Simplifies the speech recognition settings. Supports Vuzix speech recognition SDK v1.6. Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Feb 03, 2020 | Adds Mexico regulatory marking. Improves the quality of speech recognition in noisy environments. Corrects a scenario where the M400 would not properly power-down when unplugged.
Jan 29, 2020 | M300 OS Version 1.7.2 - Release Notes Modified the Wi-Fi roaming logic to make better decisions and introduce additional retries to prevent connectivity losses. Added a new configuration parameter DHCP Renew on Roam under Setting > Wi-Fi > Advanced. The older M300XL and M300 versions always performed a DHCP Renew when roaming. Enabling this option will match the previous behavior. However, certain networks do not respond to DHCP renew messages in a timely manner and enabling this will cause connectivity interruptions. It is recommended to leave this option at the default disabled state unless your network administrator requires otherwise. Applied Android security patches to bring the device up to compliance as of the December 2019 bulletin.For more information on these security bulletins, refer to the official Android Security Bulletin page here.
Jan 24, 2020 | What's New for VRA Glasses: VRA now supports the Blade! M300 and Blade devices will now default to VGA mode for video calls. Small UI tweaks to the in-call menu to improve the overall experience on Blade devices. Bug fix for workflows in which long instruction text was not being displayed properly. Bug fix for Japanese characters not properly displaying in workflows. What’s New for VRA Portal: Configuration change to allow M300 and Blade to default to VGA mode for video calls. Bug fix for images in the Shared Files location not syncing properly across Mobile + Glasses. Bug fix for when the call quality was showing up as undefined when switching between VGA and HD modes. What's New for VRA Mobile: Added a pop-up message for users when an outgoing call gets rejected. Bug fix for phones running Android 9+10 where rotating the phone during a video call would sometimes disconnect you. Bug fix for Samsung phones where the "Activate automatic user selection on call" setting was not working. Bug fix for Japanese characters not properly displaying in workflows.
Jan 06, 2020 | Glasses What's New New features, bug fixes and performance improvements for a better experience: Unified user type. This allows users to log in with their credentials on any of the supported platforms (dashboard, mobile, glasses). Improved reconnection rate for dropped calls caused by Wi-Fi roaming or disconnecting Concurrent login fixes. Users will now be notified if another person logs in to a device using their credentials. Various UI bug fixes Mobile What's New Video calling. VRA Mobile now supports video calling, permitting users to log in using VRA credentials and perform calls right from their mobile device. Workflows. Workflows enable users to follow quick step-by-step instructions in order to complete simple tasks. Anonymous caller. This feature allows users to join a 24-hour temporary call room in which someone without VRA can connect without needing an account. Gallery support. Capture, save, and view pictures taken during call sessions within the mobile app. Glasses QR Login. Generate a login QR code from within the app that can be scanned by a smart glasses device in order to log in.
Jan 03, 2020 | Adds a system setting to disable the touchpad sensor. Adds a system setting to use Bluetooth microphone for speech recognition. Allows the device to wake from sleep using any button. Updates chromium WebView to 79.0.3945.79. Updates speech recognition wake words for French, German, and Spanish. Now supports “Bonjour Vuzix”, “Hallo Vuzix”, and “Hola Vuzix”. English, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese remain unchanged “Hello Vuzix”, ハロー、ビュージックス, and 你好小辐. Allows APK applications to be installed by scanning QR codes of URL. Reduces the flash illumination LED brightness. Corrects touchpad up/down gestures when worn on the left eye. Updates Android security patches to compliance with the October 2019 bulletin
Dec 26, 2019 | M300 OS Version 1.7.0 - Release Notes Enabled support for the Vuzix Smart Glasses Companion App which runs on most Android and iOS smart phones. Solved an issue that could prevent the device from shutting down automatically once power is removed, occasionally resulting in a completely dead battery after storage. Allows the WebView to be manually updated to allow compatibility to applications requiring this. Supports Vuzix Barcode SDK version 1.5. Supports Vuzix Speech SDK version 1.5. Updated the MicroG libraries to revision 0.2.9.19420. These allow compatibility to Google location service and firebase messaging. Updated the End-User Software License Agreement stored on-device. The updated text of the agreement can be found on https://www.vuzix.com/support/EULA Applied Android security patches to bring the device up to compliance as of the November 2019 bulletin.
Dec 09, 2019 | Home App/Notifications App Resolved issues with notification actions while connected to Android 10 based devices Control App Improved formatting and performance for media control System/Developer Improvements Improved settings intent handlers HudActionMenu is now theme-able Various bug fixes
Nov 18, 2019 | Home App/Notifications App Resolved issues with notifications not syncing after reboot on iOS Companion Link Resolved connectivity issues with iOS 13 devices Control App Improved stability and performance for media control Fixed an issue where Control would report "Unknown" if no music was playing Settings App Added the ability to configure Static IP addresses under advance WiFi settings Modified Bluetooth profile naming scheme Improved Bluetooth volume management Added a new regulatory image for China and South Africa certification for the Blade System Modified available symbols while using the on-screen soft-keyboard for number and symbol entry Added OTA status popups Applied security patches to bring the Blade OS up to compliance as of the October 2019 bulletin. For more information on these security bulletins, refer to the official Android Security Bulletin page here. Various bug fixes
Nov 01, 2019 | Adds support for the Vuzix companion app which runs on most iOS and Android phones and tablets. Adds the MicroG replacement for Google Play Services. This allows location and cloud messaging to the M400. Provides full compatibility to the Vuzix Barcode SDK version 1.4 and higher. Adds the Android Management API to enroll and provision a new device. Corrects minor user interface issues. Fixes a problem that caused the camera preview to freeze or update very slowly.
Oct 01, 2019 | Adds Japan regulatory mark. Upgrades Webview to 77.0.3865.92.
Sep 20, 2019 | Corrects an issue that caused the gravity sensor to stop reporting data. Corrects minor user interface issues. Improves camera performance.
Oct 02, 2019 | Home App/Notifications App Redesigned notifications look and feel Fixed notification specific bugs Settings App Added Auto-connect function for Wi-Fi Camera App Improved shutdown procedure to gracefully handle saving video prior to shutdown System Added OTA status popups Applied security patches to bring the Blade OS up to compliance as of the September 2019 bulletin. For more information on these security bulletins, refer to the official Android Security Bulletin page here. Various bug fixes
Sep 17, 2019 | M400 Version 1.0 is now available.
Aug 20, 2019 | System Updated Webview to version 76. YouTube video playback now supported in browsers available on the Vuzix App Store. Audio and Speech Recognition Updated Speech SDK to allow developers to add their own Speech Recognition trigger words. Settings App Added an option to the display timeout settings to never sleep the display.
Jul 01, 2019 | M300 OS Version 1.6.3 - Release Notes Enabled users to disable the soft keyboard. Corrected a problem where the camera's optical image stabilization (OIS) motor may continue to operate after having been configured in Settings to be disabled. Applied security patches to bring the M300 OS up to compliance as of the June 2019 bulletin. For more information on these security bulletins, refer to the official Android Security Bulletin page here.
Jun 04, 2019 | M300 OS Version 1.6.2 - Release Notes Applied security patches to bring the M300 OS up to compliance as of April 2019. For more information on these security bulletins, refer to the official Android Security Bulletin page here. Fixed other minor bugs.
Mar 26, 2019 | M300 OS Version 1.6.1 - Release Notes Implemented significant changes to the Wi-Fi roaming algorithm to reduce the time to complete Wi-Fi roaming handovers in most network environments Corrected a bug which prevented automatically re-connecting to access points that have been power cycled Updated MicroG service to version 0.2.6.13280 Applied security patches to bring the M300 OS up to compliance as of the February 2019 bulletin For more details, reference the official Android Security Bulletins page here
Jun 11, 2019 | Virtual Inputs Added ability to navigate the Blade interface with a mouse input controlled via the Companion App virtual trackpad Companion App version 1.3.0 or higher required System Added two instructional screens to the Blade first time user experience tutorial Various bug fixes