AR-enhanced smart binoculars launch on Kickstarter

UNISTELLAR, the innovator behind advanced and user-friendly smart telescopes, announces the Kickstarter launch date and new specs for its ENVISION smart binoculars.

Officially launching on Kickstarter on June 25th, ENVISION will redefine the way enthusiasts explore both the celestial heavens and the terrestrial landscape.

Innovative technology for unparalleled exploration

ENVISION smart binoculars mark a leap forward in optical technology, featuring a collaboration with Nikon for optical design. With a magnification power of x10 and a 50mm diameter, these Porro architecture binoculars are poised to deliver clarity and precision.

They integrate high-quality optics with augmented reality (AR) features, to overlay contextual information directly onto the natural field of view at the user’s command. Whether navigating the night sky or exploring the Earth's surface, users will experience a enhanced perception and understanding of their environment.

Designed for ease of use, and seamlessly integrating with a smartphone via the dedicated App, ENVISION smart binoculars guarantee an intuitive yet vivid and detailed exploration experience wherever you are. They provide instant access to a comprehensive database of maps and contextual information, so users can explore the night sky like a seasoned astronomer and earthly terrains like a professional guide.

Key features of ENVISION smart binoculars

ENVISION offers four distinct modes to enhance exploration:

  1. Smart scouting mode: transform your field of view with a 3D map overlay, highlighting landmarks, water sources, trails, and points of interest during the day. At night, gaze upwards to see detailed contextual information about celestial objects within your view
  2. Guided navigation mode: at night, the App suggests stars, comets, and other celestial objects to explore. During the day, visual cues guide you to sought-after points of interest, enhancing your navigation in complex and unfamiliar terrains.
  3. Shareable target-lock mode: lock onto any target – be it a camouflaged animal or a distant star – and pass the binoculars to friends. The binoculars will guide them precisely to the same target for a shared viewing experience
  4. Classic optical mode: for those moments when you want to disconnect from technology, switch off the AR overlay to enjoy the pristine optics of a high-quality pair of classic binoculars

 Technical specifications: 

  • x10 magnification power
  • 50mm diameter
  • Porro architecture
  • Battery life: 1,000 binocular engagements per charge, or five hours of continuous use.
  • Field of view: 6°
  • Exit pupil diameter: 5mm
  • BAC4 Fully Multicoated glass
  • Number of astronomical targets of interest: 1,000
  • Number of stars: 200,000
  • Number of terrestrial targets: more than 1 million hills, mountains, and peaks.
  • Hundreds of thousands of trails, shelters, water springs, caves and more.

Prepare for launch

Following the success of the eVscope Kickstarter campaign, which raised over $2.2 million and redefined backyard stargazing, ultimately earning UNISTELLAR the strategic support and investment of Nikon in 2023, UNISTELLAR's ENVISION smart binoculars will set new standards in exploration technology.

"We're thrilled to unveil ENVISION smart binoculars, a testament to our commitment to innovation in exploration," said Laurent Marfisi, Co-Founder and CEO of UNISTELLAR. "Excitement continues to grow within the global community of explorers and technology enthusiasts alike. From amateur astronomers to outdoor adventurers, ENVISION will empower these users to discover and engage with their surroundings in ways never thought possible."