At $350, the Atheer One glasses are a low-cost option to enter augmented reality

Gigaom

Google Glass costs $1,500. MetaPro Glasses will run you $3,000. What’s a person with a smartwatch budget but smart glasses ambitions to do?

Augmented reality startup Atheer released its Atheer One glasses on IndieGoGo today, and at $350, they might be the answer. They will ship to buyers in the last quarter of 2014. A developer kit is also available for $850.

Atheer One augmented reality glasses

I had the chance to try on Atheer’s glasses in early December. I played a shooter video game, watched part of a Star Wars movie and examined a model of a heart. I also explored a blueprint of a house and scanned barcodes. The video below is exactly what I saw:

While the field of view wasn’t as large or immersive as the MetaPro Glasses (co-founder and CEO Soulaiman Itani said it will become much larger before the final version is released), and the graphics did not feel…

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