Warby Parker launches Virtual Try-On for glasses with ARKit and TrueDepth on iPhone X and later


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. 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.

Virtual Try-On is available today in the free Glasses by Warby Parker app for iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR users. There’s also a share option to send your Virtual Try-On results with others.

I haven’t tried the app yet but, as someone who went glasses shopping a few months ago for the first time, I can appreciate the idea behind the app and the relief from some of the tedium and frustration of trying to find the “right” pair of glasses.