Speedo, the swimwear and swimming accessories brand and subsidiary of the British Pentland Group, recently announced the launch of a virtual try-on feature in three of their UK stores and on their website, which allows customers to visualise swimming goggles on their face before purchase. This augmented reality (AR) experience was developed in collaboration with
These AR statistics are further proof of the impact that augmented reality has already had and of the success it will bring to many industries. The AR industry is already large and is expected to only get larger, especially with instagram releasing AR effects this summer.
Augmented reality is improving the way the retail industry works dramatically. From virtual try-ons and fitting rooms to in-store AR experiences, retailers are rapidly adopting AR. They want to provide their customers with a more enjoyable shopping experience leading to an increase in sales.