Sniper uses Android-powered goggles to shoot his target from 500 yards away (Video)


Precision guided firearm maker TrackingPoint has already demonstrated Glass being paired with guns and today the outfit is literally taking things further. The smart-weapon company recently published a video of its ShotView software being used to broadcast a rifle’s image feed through a set of Smith Optics I/O Recon goggles laced with Android. In this demonstration a marksmen is tasked with hitting an explosives-filled soda bottle from 500 yards away without looking directly through his scope.

If you’re wonder why TrackingPoint made the switch from Glass for this project, the company says that its new setup doesn’t lag as much as Google’s famous eyewear, which can make all the difference in a real-world combat scenario. While it almost looks like something out of a video game, this type of tech could easily be the next step in keeping soldiers safe during heavy firefights.


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