Posted January 3, 2023

Next gen AR headset from RealWear

RealWear's Navigator 520, with new HyperDisplay, delivers more efficiency and ease of use with a bigger, bolder, sharper display for its fully-hands free, rugged, head-mounted wearable computer.

RealWearNavigator 520

Unveiled on January 3 in advance the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, RealWear Navigator 520 is the next generation rugged assisted reality headset for frontline professionals. Building on the extensive platform features of its Navigator 500 predecessor, the 520 unit features an upgraded, fully redesigned viewing system, known as HyperDisplay, offering a bigger, sharper and bolder image for enhanced “viewability” for the frontline professional who wishes to use the device for expanded use cases.

The all new HyperDisplay in RealWear Navigator 520 swaps out the Core Display in standard definition (SD) found in RealWear Navigator 500, offering a 20% larger high definition (HD) screen in 720p with twice the pixels, an eye box that is 5X larger, and improved eye relief (the maximum distance your eye can be from the display to view the content easily).

“Being able to utilize the larger display will help our customers tremendously especially with identifying minute details during critical times,” said Darren Crowder, head of TruServices & Smart Services at TRUMPF U.S. “We’re excited for the launch of RealWear Navigator 520 with HyperDisplay, as we find it to drive more value while supporting our customers.” TRUMPF is a high-tech company offering manufacturing solutions in the fields of machine tools and laser technology.

“Looking at all we announced this year, it’s come together beautifully, and will position us for accelerated global growth and user adoption,” said Rama Oruganti, chief product officer, RealWear. “With the launch of RealWear Navigator 520 we’ve continued to put ourselves in the shoes of a modern frontline professional who wants to stay connected and empowered. This product brings together a year of major improvements and innovations on the RealWear platform – devices, accessories, apps and cloud-based control. Today’s launch has set an even higher bar for a full stack enterprise-level wearable solution in the industrial wearables market.”

Oruganti continued, “Our customers are focused on resiliency and retaining technical talent through an unprecedented labor and skills shortage and next wave of digital transformation. Our device is a compelling offering for these moments where every minute of productivity and efficiency must count toward the bottom line.”

RealWear Navigator 520 includes a revolutionary modular platform (compatible with the new thermal module) with an upgradeable 48 megapixel (MP) camera system, a truly hot-swappable battery, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an optional 4G modem. The user interface includes patented noise-cancelation, with support in 23 languages and dialects. RealWear has more than 200 optimized partner apps for remote collaboration, workflow and computer vision.

The list price for RealWear Navigator 520 is $2,700 USD and includes a 1-year warranty.