Warby Parker’s AR app for iOS lets you try on glasses using your X-class iPhone

“Warby Parker is out with an update to its iOS app that brings a useful new feature to its collection of spectacles: Virtual Try-On,” Michael Potuck writes for 9to5Mac. “With Apple’s ARKit and TrueDepth camera tech, the company’s new software lets users see ‘the realistic color, texture, and size of each style — using just your iPhone X [and later]’ while shopping for new glasses with its app.”

“Warby Parker’s app previously launched TrueDepth camera support for recommending glasses to users, but hasn’t implemented the tech into a virtual try-on experience until now,” Potuck writes.

Potuck writes, “Warby Parker notes using Apple’s 3D TrueDepth camera technology provides a hyper-realistic virtual try-on experience: ‘Our Virtual Try-On tool determines how glasses truly fit on your three-dimensional face using accurate measurements and a proprietary method we call ‘unique placement.’ Our placement algorithm mimics the real-life process of placing a pair of frames on your face, taking into account how your unique facial features interact with the frame. When you couple that with each frame’s vibrant color and vivid detail, the result is an experience so lifelike you’ll think you’re actually wearing them.'”

Warby Parker's AR app for iOS lets you try on glasses using your X-class iPhone
Warby Parker’s AR app for iOS lets you try on glasses using your X-class iPhone

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Here’s a great use for AR and yet another reason to choose a modern X-class iPhone!

The app, Glasses by Warby Parker, is available for free via Apple’s App Store here.


  1. Maybe a better option than their current option of mailing you sample frames. I did this once and all of the frames were dirty: covered with fingerprints and were greasy from people trying them on and the sample frames apparently never being cleaned. GROSS. Didn’t exactly want to make me rush out and order some Warbys.

  2. Been thinking about giving these people a try. Luxottica has basically created a monopoly in eyeglasses and used it to jack up the prices of eyewear to ridiculous levels.

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