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By sev7en, Senior Member on 12th May 2014, 02:36 AM
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Dear all,
my device landed yesterday in Europe and it should be delivered today... I am speaking about the long-awaited Epson Moverio BT-200, the Wearable display way according to Epson.



I would like to set an official thread to discuss about it as well to look a way to help eveyone with that new device.




Official Webpage: http://www.epson.eu/ix/en/viewcon/co...overview/12411
XDA's news: http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...c-qhd-display/


An introducing video...



Features List:
  • The only affordable¹, binocular, see-through smart glasses on the market - perfect for unlocking the potential of augmented reality
  • Perceived image of up to 320 inches in qHD resolution
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and Miracast² connectivity
  • Built-in sensors including a camera, gyroscope, GPS, accelerometer and microphone
  • 1.2 GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory, with the ability to add up to 32GB of additional memory with an SD card
  • Battery life of up to six hours
  • Runs on Android 4.0.4
  • Dolby Digital Plus immerses users in cinematic surround sound
  • Compact and light design
  • Watch side-by-side 3D content

-- for the moderators, please move that thread in the best place, I did a search before to publish and I found only a BT-100 thread in the FAQ area.
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13th May 2014, 08:17 PM |#2  
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Dear all,
finally, I got them...











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I was able to install play store on mine.

First, needs root. The only one I found that worked was Baidu Root here.
http://root.baidu.com/

Once it's rooted, I installed Super SU
http://play.google.com/store/apps/de...infire.supersu

After Super SU, install Root Browser
http://play.google.com/store/apps/de...ot.browserfree

After Root Browser is installed, download CM9 Gapps to your pc.
http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip

Unzip the zip file, and copy GoogleServicesFramework.apk and Phonesky.apk to the device.
edit: also copy GoogleLoginService.apk

Open Root Browser, and copy GoogleServicesFramework.apk and Phonesky.apk from wherever you copied it to /system/app. You cannot just install the play store APK's normally, they must be copied to /system/app. Change permissions to match other apps. Shut down device and restart. Play store should be in app drawer now. After running, it should auto update to latest play store version.

Overall, pretty good. Still some apps show as incompatible (such as chrome, sadly), but light years ahead of the BT100's play store compatibility. Plus I can always backup and side-load apps from my phone for any that show as incompatible on BT200. Quickpic works fine, diceplayer works fine. Great for some SMB movie streaming from my file server. Touchpad input is annoying as hell to use. If you stroke the very very edge of the touch-pad, it works as single line scroll. May be able to remap these later to back or home buttons, but then again if I use an external BT keyboard I'm afraid it might remap the cursor keys too. The visor lens is a little tricky to remove, you don't unscrew it, you pull it outward (if you were wearing the device, pull away from your eyes) by 2mm until it clicks then pull downward.

I don't know if you noticed, I don't see it in your pics, I have a clear visor lens included in the pocket here.


Also, the moverio camera quality absolutely blows.
15th May 2014, 02:19 AM |#4  
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alcuin,
first of all thenks for your suggests, I will add them in the main post. Yes... on my package I missed the clear visor lens you speak about. Could I have a picture of that accessory? I would contact Epson to get it back.

For the Software Development Kit, developers can work with the Wikitude SDK, a stand-alone (really priced sincerely, €2,499) package optimized for the BT-200.



It is possible to download a trial version of the Wikitude SDK (last update 3.2.2 - (24.02.2014)) after the registration from here: http://www.wikitude.com/download
It's a maintenance release as reported by the log: http://www.wikitude.com/developer/ne...tude-sdk-3-2-1

and I have some dubts if it is the same version of the commercial one as really outdated.


The Epson Moverio Documentation: http://www.wikitude.com/developer/documentation/epson

The Developers Forum, but without a specific area for our wearable glasses: http://www.wikitude.com/developer/developer-forum
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Will post the lens pic, I keep forgetting when I go home from work, sorry about that
16th May 2014, 07:23 PM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alcuin

Will post the lens pic, I keep forgetting when I go home from work, sorry about that

alcuin, don't worry. I should get my glass within that week as my dad sent it before to snap the pictures (I am working outside my hometown).
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Here it is finally. I was wrong though, it's not a clear lens that's included; it's a darker lens, and one insert for using prescription lenses. If you want clear, just take off all the lenses.

23rd May 2014, 09:02 AM |#8  
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My first 3 videos, Italian language, english version soon:







Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eCIc...XvS3DJNH46y9qQ
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMhbI...XvS3DJNH46y9qQ
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfx_f...XvS3DJNH46y9qQ


@alcuin: I have also them, I confirm.
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Dear sev7en,would you tell me what the width of the BT-200 ? Thanks.
28th May 2014, 06:35 PM |#10  
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Dear seven,would you tell me what the width of the BT-200 ? Thanks. I can't find any detail on google.

Dear babyfish0226,
I did a review but it is en Italian language... now I rooted the glass and I have installed the Google Play and some apps just for testing. Sincerely I am not happy for that and I guess the Google Glass will outshine it quickly as the target is not the casual user than the professional. It isn't wearable for the "brick" you have to pick with you and the result of the projection is far from my old Sony HUD (HMZ-T2).

I have to play it more, I have to look into the core apps for more details but as Prelaunch product is really premature.
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installing apk
Dear seniormember,

I purchased the Moverio BT200, but do not manage to install any apk files. For example, i tried tot install de astro filemager apk
Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks
Barend
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