SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AR smart glasses brand INMO has completed the pre-A round of financing worth tens of millions of yuan, led by Matrix Partners, followed by Unity Ventures, Junsan Capital and old shareholders. In February, INMO received angel round financing from Yilai Investment and 37 Interactive Entertainment. This round of financing will be used for mass production and brand building.
INMO was established in 2020. Its founder Yang Longsheng used to be the general manager of the wearable division of Coolpad Group. The team has more than 50 employees now, and the R&D personnel account for 70%. The core employees are all from Xiaomi and other mobile phone manufacturers that have created many wearable products with shipments in the tens of millions units.
INMO Air——the first mass-produced consumer-grade AR smart glasses
According to the introduction of INMO's co-founder and CMO Lu Yifei, the company is committed to creating an "AR glasses for daily use" .Focusing on the concept of "for daily use", INMO has pioneered the wireless AR smart glasses category, a brand-new technology path, and its product INMO Air will be officially mass-produced and put on sale at the end of the year.
INMO Air pioneers the wireless AR smart glasses category that can be used without a mobile phone, supports independent computing, and has a frequency of up to 2.0GHz. Its weight is less than 80g, which is equivalent to ordinary sunglasses. It can be used continuously for 4 hours or with a standby for 72 hours, which can satisfy the needs of daily wear. Meanwhile, based on optical waveguide technology, INMO teams up with suppliers to re-innovate its optical display system by developing the vertical array optical waveguide display technology. Compared with the previous side projection display technology, INMO Air are completely unobstructed at the front end of the glasses, very close to ordinary glasses in appearance.
According to , in terms of software, INMO has developed its own IMOS based on the Android system. Its R&D personnel have carried out deep optimization in background management and power consumption optimization, which greatly improves the product's battery life. At the same time, focusing on the product concept of "lightweight", INMO has reconstructed the spatial positioning algorithm and target tracking algorithm to ensure that excellent AR display effects can also be achieved under low computing power. In the initial stage of application, INMO Air can be used as "a smart assistant" in work and life, which can implement functions such as memo reminder, dialogue translation and AR navigation, allowing its users to experience the convenience of scene applications such as watching videos anytime and anywhere and snapshot from the first perspective. INMO Air highlights an "unfelt" use from the first perspective, while freeing hands, allowing its users to get a better experience than mobile phones in many daily scenes.
In view, the very difficulty of consumer-grade AR glasses has always been the balance between power consumption and performance. INMO has always insisted on its own path that is to produce AR glasses that are affordable and useful. The official price of also shows the sincerity of the manufacturer.
INMO's newly upgraded brand Slogan: "YOU ARE WHAT YOU SEE". mentioned that people nowadays live in a "solid society", where communication between people is scattered like isolated islands, the relationship estranged, and mutual understanding and trust lost. However, after thousands of years of materialistic survival mode, the Internet and the digital revolution have enabled us to return to "the spiritual society". So, what kind of life do you want? What's the shape of your life?