Back in 2015, Corning announced “Project Phire” which aims to create a material for wearables that combines the durability of Gorilla Glass with the scratch-resistance level of sapphire. Finally, the company is ready to show it to the world. Today, Corning announced Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearable devices. It is designed to offer optical clarity, touch sensitivity, and protection required in wearable devices.
According to lab tests, it delivers up to 70% better damage resistance but 25% better surface reflection than its alternatives. These factors make a strong case for the usage of a glass in any wearable device. These improvements in optical performance also enable longer battery life and improved outdoor readability.
Gorilla Glass SR+ is already available commercially. We can expect wearable devices with Google Glass SR+ protection later this year.