Product information Vuzix M400C
The Vuzix M400C is a variation of Vuzix’s flagship AR headset the Vuzix M400. The key difference between the two headsets is that the Vuzix M400C is not standalone and requires a PC or Smartphone to work which the M400C can then display data from if wanted. The Vuzix M400C is ideally suited for use in manufacturing, field service and warehouse logistics.
The Vuzix M400C has the following key advantages:
First, like the Vuzix M400 and M4000, the M400C has one of the best cameras available. The camera can capture 12.8 MP images and record and stream videos in 1080P at 60FPS or 4K at 30FPS. This makes it highly suited for use in remote assistance because of the clear visuals, making it easier to provide support.
Second, the Vuzix M400C is one of the few devices that can interface the display of your smartphone or PC on its own screen. This is a major advantage as users can now display applications from their smartphone onto their M400C, this could be for example to use Whatsapp Calls, Facetime and more which are currently not available on the native Vuzix Store. Furthermore, it can also allow the camera of your M400C to be shown on your smartphone, which is not possible with the M400.
Third, the Vuzix M400C does not require an external 4G LTE Modem to be used in the field, rather it can automatically connect with the network of your smartphone or PC that is tethered to the M400C. This also removes the need for a hotspot to be made from your phone to the device as it is tethered which also reduces interference.
Fourth, the Vuzix M400C is highly suited for harsh environments, with an IP67 rating as well as being able to withstand drops from 2 meters.
Fifth, the Vuzix M400C is compatible with all existing M-Series accessories that work with the M400 and M4000. This includes the M-Series headband, M-Series Safety Helmet Mounts and more.
Sixth, the Vuzix M400C is an ideal base model headset for organisations using smart glasses for the first time. The added connection of a smartphone also makes using the device more convenient for first time users as well as integrating it into frontline workers processes.
Pros and cons
Fall, water and dust resistant
Can interface with smartphone or PC
Suited for remote assistance
Good entry-level smart glass
Requires a smartphone or PC to work
|Built-in display||AR View||Monocular||Memory||N/A|
|Built-in audio||FOV (Horizontal)||16.8 degrees||Battery||N/A|
|Stand alone||Weight||180 grams||Battery life||N/A|
|Built in audio||Yes (ear speaker)||Controls||Touchpad, headmotion, Voice|
|Microphone||Yes (noise cancelling)||Operating system||N/A|
|Charging||USB-C||Compliances||IP 67, water, dust and drop resistant, PPE|
|Camera||12MP and 4K 30FPS video||Warranty||1 year|
|1x Vuzix M400C||1x USB-C to USB-C cable||1x USB-A to USB-C Cable||1x M-series frame + 1x Soft case for storage||VR Expert Quickstart Guide|
- Configuration of your hardware
- Installation of your content and applications
- Get started immediately
- Years of experience
- Whitelabel support desk
- Available on all work days between 9:00-17:00 CET
- Build up and installation on location
- Personal event manager
- Support for your event
Does the M400C have voice recognition?
The Vuzix M400C features built-in voice recognition capabilities, allowing users to control the device hands-free using voice commands.
How can I install software on the M400 headset?
Installing applications on the M-Series smart glasses is easy and can be done in two ways. The simplest method is to download apps directly from the Vuzix App Store using the smart glasses when connected to Wi-Fi.
For custom APK installations, you will need a computer and a USB cable. Here are the steps to follow:
- Disconnect the battery unit from your Vuzix M400.
- Connect the M400 to the computer via USB-C or USB 3.2 port using a USB cable.
- On the Vuzix device, go to Settings > Connected Devices > USB and select Transfer Files mode.
- The M-Series smart glass will appear as a device on your computer.
- Drag your .apk file to the virtual SD card of the device.
- On your M-Series smart glasses, open the Files application and locate the file you copied from your computer.
- Select the .apk file on your Vuzix device and install it.
How can you control the smart glasses best?
The M400 can be controlled either with voice command, touch pad and via 4 buttons.
How does the M400C compare to other AR headsets?
The Vuzix M400C stands out compared to other competitors on the market, in 3 specific departments. First of all the M400C, M400 and M4000 are one of the only AR headsets on the market able to capture video in 4K. The M400C is also IP67 certified meaning it is able to handle more rugged conditions than most AR headsets on the market.
How does the Vuzix M400C connect to other devices?
The Vuzix M400C has various connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a built-in cellular modem. It also has a USB-C port for charging and data transfer.
How long does the battery last on the Vuzix M400C?
The battery life of the Vuzix M400C depends on usage, but it can last up to 2-3 hours with the internal battery and up to 12 hours with an external battery.
Is the Vuzix M400c suitable for outdoor use?
Yes, the Vuzix M400C is designed to be rugged and suitable for outdoor use. It is IP67 rated for water and dust resistance and has a durable construction that can withstand 2m drops and bumps.
What are the warranty terms on these Vuzix smart glasses?
VR Expert provides a one-year factory warranty on the M400C smart glasses.
What connectivity methods does the Vuzix M400C have?
The Vuzix M400C comes with integrated WiFi and Bluetooth chips.
What is the IP rating of the Vuzix M400C headset?
The Vuzix M400C has an IP67 rating, which means it is dust-tight and can withstand being submerged in water up to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
What is the resolution of the images that the Vuzix M400C can take?
The camera of the Vuzix M400C allows for taking pictures with a maximum resolution of 12.8 megapixels.
What is the streaming resolution of the Vuzix M400C?
The Vuzix M400C allows streaming video with a maximum resolution of 4k at 30fps. It is also possible to stream at a lower resolution of 1080p at 60fps.
What is the weight of the Vuzix M400C?
The headset weighs 85 grams, however this does not include the battery unit and frames. The combined weight of the headset, battery and frames is 180g.
What kind of applications can be used with the Vuzix M400C?
The Vuzix M400c is designed for enterprise use and can be used for a variety of applications such as remote assistance, training, inspection, maintenance, and logistics. It is compatible with various software platforms such as TeamViewer, Remote Eye, Twin Eye and more.
What kind of display does the Vuzix M400C have?
The Vuzix M400C features a nHD OLED display with a resolution of 640 × 360 pixels, with a diagonal field of view of 16.8°. The display reaches > 2000 nits with a 10.000:1 contrast ratio. Besides that it also is capable of 24-bit color with true black colors.
What Phones has the M400C been tested on ?
- Dynabook dynaEdge DE-100
- Dynabook dynaEdge DE200
- LG V60
- LG V50 Thinq
- Motorola Edge Plus
- OnePlus 7T Pro
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Samsung Galaxy S21
- Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S23 ultra
- Sharp Aquos R5
- ZEBRA TC58B1