RealWear announces new AR headset: RealWear Navigator 500

RealWear announces new AR headset: RealWear Navigator 500

Published: 08-12-2021
Updated: 30-01-2023

U.S.-based RealWear, one of the leading providers of industrial smart glasses, unveiled its new AR headset during an online event on December 8, 2021, called RealWear Navigator 500. 

VR Expert RealWear Navigator 500 Logo

The specifications of the RealWear Navigator 500

The RealWear Navigator 500 has the following specifications:

  • Camera: 48 MP, 1080p 60fps video
  • Display type: LCD 
  • Resolution: 854×480 pixels
  • FOV: 20 degrees
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Noise cancelling: 100 db 
  • Weight: 272 grams

VR Expert Navigator 500 without workband

RealWear announced new Navigator 500 during online event

RealWear announced its new Navigator 500 headset during a launch event called “Look Forward”. The RealWear Navigator 500 is the company’s first product launch since 2017 and comes with a new super sharp 48 MP camera. In addition to that, the camera can record videos in 1080p and 60fps. For comparison, RealWears other device, the HMT-1, only came with a 16 MP camera and videos in 1080p at 30fps.

VR Expert Navigator 500 camera

The RealWear Navigator 500 also features an upgraded processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662. Together with 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM, the RealWear Navigator 500 is now able to run even more demanding applications. The RealWear HMT-1 only has 32 GB and 3 GB RAM.

The excellent voice recognition, which already made the difference with the HMT-1, is of course also one of the main features of the RealWear Navigator 500. The noise-canceling microphones can withstand ambient noise of up to 100db. This was only 93db on the RealWear HMT-1.

Read also: Main differences between the Realwear Navigator 500 and the HMT-1.

VR Expert RealWear Navigator 500

The new RealWear Navigator 500 will soon be available for pre-order at VR Expert.

Delivery is expected by the end of December 2021.

An overview of the specifications of the RealWear Navigator 500 compared to the HMT-1:

Smart glass RealWear Navigator 500 RealWear HMT-1
Display LCD LCD
Resolution 854×480 pixels 854×480 pixels
FOV 20 degrees 20 degrees
Camera 48 MP, 1080p, 60fps video 16 MP, 1080p, 30fps video
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
Memory 64 GB, 4 GB RAM 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Weight 272 grams 380 grams
Battery life Up to 8 hours 5-6 hours