Ray-Ban Meta Skyler Glasses get a new style and video calling feature

Looking for a vintage vibe this summer?

Right in time for sunglasses season, Meta has unveiled the new Ray-Ban Meta Skyler Smart Glasses, featuring fresh styles tailored to fit a wider range of face shapes. The Skyler frames sport a cat-eye design inspired by an era of timeless jet-set fashion. In addition, the Wayfarer and Headliner models are receiving a splash of new colours. The Headliner, known for its rounder lenses, is also introducing a low-bridge fit option for those who struggle with glasses slipping down their nose.

Meta has also upped the ante with new additions to its Skyler Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses, including video calling features and the introduction of Meta AI, albeit the latter is currently only limited to the US and Canada. 

With the video calling feature, you can share your view on a video call via WhatsApp and Messenger, all hands-free. The rollout of video calling on Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses is happening gradually, so if you don't see the update immediately, hang tight—it's on its way!

The glasses come packed with an ultra-wide 12 MP camera and a five-mic system, allowing you to capture high-quality photos and immersive videos. Another cool feature is that you get the ability to switch between your phone and glasses camera during video calls or livestreams. Ray-Ban says the open-ear speakers are custom built to deliver extended bass and high maximum volume, even in noisy or windy environments. 

Moreover, with the new Skyler Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses, you can use voice commands to call and message, capture content, and manage media settings—all without having to take your phone out of your pocket. Alternatively, you can activate these features with a single touch using the touchpad and capture button on the glasses.

The glasses offer a battery life of up to four hours, and the charging case provides up to eight additional charges, ensuring you stay connected and capturing memories on the go.

Meta also launched an early access program for its multimodal AI in December, which is now rolling out in beta to all users with glasses in the US and Canada. There's hope that this feature will make its way to India sooner or later. The multimodal AI feature lets you take pictures with the glasses and receive additional context from Meta's AI. For example, you can ask the AI to identify plant species, generate Instagram captions, or translate signs written in foreign languages. Keep circling back for more updates on the pricing of these glasses.