NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PogoTec, Inc., an innovator in wearable devices, today announced that it has received a patent for its PogoTrack technology allowing for compatibility with more than 130 electronic devices. PogoTrack is an elegant metal track embedded in the temple design of modern eyewear that allows a PogoCam camera and other wearable devices to attach and detach magnetically to eyewear having a PogoTrack. PogoTec has presently licensed PogoTrack to three global frame manufacturers, including ClearVision Optical, FGX International and Argus Vision. PogoTec anticipates licensing other frame manufacturers and device manufacturers in 2018.
This newly granted patent causes eyewear having a PogoTrack to become a proprietary platform for attaching wearable devices. When a device is not attached, PogoTrack appears as a fashion design feature in the temple of eyewear. The global eyewear market is expected to witness significant growth and is projected to exceed $180.0 billion by 2024. The non-prescription sunglass market alone is expected to surpass 450 million units by 2024 (Global Market Insights, July 2017).
Until now, attaching or embedding a camera to eyewear by conventional techniques distracted from the cosmetic or fashion-look of eyeglasses as well as significantly reduced the selection. This patent addresses the shortcomings of wearable technology and electronics embedded in eyewear for the benefit of the consumer and comes days after the company announced the purchase availability of PogoCam, the world's smallest and lightest camera that unobtrusively attaches to virtually all eyewear so consumers can capture and share the world from their point of view.
"We are pleased to add this additional patent to our roster of innovation. The possibilities that this lends itself to are endless and we will continue to explore new products and revenue streams as a result of technologies that we are creating," said Brendan Sheil, CEO of PogoTec.
PogoTec™, Inc. (www.PogoTec.com) is a privately owned company incorporated in Delaware. Its core initiative is to enable electronic wearable devices with a special focus on eyewear. PogoTec's product offerings consist of; PogoTrack: a proprietary attachment means integrated into the eyewear design for attaching electronic wearable devices to eyewear while maintaining the fashion look of eyewear, PogoCam: the world's smallest and lightest camera attachable to eyewear and PogoLoop; a proprietary universal connector for attaching electronic wearable devices to eyewear in such a way that it can be retrofitted on most eyewear not having a PogoTrack . PogoTec's management team and Board of Directors have extensive experience in creating and commercializing innovation. PogoTec has been extremely diligent in protecting its intellectual property and has numerous patent applications filed around the world. For more information about PogoTec, please visit www.PogoTec.com.
PogoCam (www.PogoCam.com) is the smallest and lightest camera attachable to eyewear in the world. PogoCam was designed for the mass market and is easy to use. It comes equipped with a five-megapixel sensor providing quality photos or video comparable to a smartphone. The camera is resistant to water and perspiration. PogoCam is capable of capturing in excess of what a typical user would take per day. PogoCam can capture and store 100 still photographs or up to three minutes of continuous video having 720p HD video at 30 frames/second with full audio (six 30-second clips) before having to be downloaded and charged. The camera is activated by pressing a single button and images are uploaded to a mobile device. PogoCam's camera function is focus free with auto- white balance making it easy for the user to capture high quality images and video. A smart case that easily fits in one's pocket is included with each PogoCam. Simply insert PogoCam into the smart case and it can recharge PogoCam up to three times in as little as 35 minutes for each recharge cycle. The smart case also transmits your images wirelessly to your smartphone using Bluetooth while it backs up your memories to its internal memory chip. PogoCam is designed to attach magnetically to frames having PogoTrack technology or to PogoLoop (universal connector which is attachable to the vast majority of eyeglass frames). While attached to PogoTrack, PogoCam can be moved along the length of the track – allowing the user to bring it forward only when in use. The camera can be attached and removed easily with one hand without removing the frames, allowing it to be stored in a pocket or purse when not recording images.