Lowe’s is giving home improvement customers an entirely new way to see their homes through Lowe’s Vision, one of the first applications using Tango, a Google technology that enables computer vision software on your phone for augmented reality experiences. Using the app and the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the first Tango-enabled smartphone, customers can visualize virtual home furnishings, fixtures and accents in their real living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.
“Lowe’s Vision and Tango bring our customers one step closer toward eliminating the challenge of visualizing a completed home improvement project,” said Kyle Nel, executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, the company’s disruptive innovation hub. “Tango transforms the smartphone into a digital power tool that helps customers measure and style spaces in their home with confidence.”
By leveraging Tango technology, a set of sensors and computer vision software from Google that senses and maps surroundings, Lowe’s Vision creates a 3D depth sense allowing customers to measure spaces and visualize how products like appliances and home décor will look and fit together in a room.
Lowe’s Vision features at launch include:
Power Measure: Quickly and intuitively capture room dimensions and other interior space and surface measurements with the world’s most powerful digital tape measure.
3D Designer: Select any item from Lowe’s virtual library and place it in the home in real-time to style and preview indoor spaces.
Save, snap & share: After designing the perfect space, save the project and share photos with friends or a professional contractor.
Shopping lists and reviews: Create a shareable shopping list and save to a myLowe’s account. Find additional product information like reviews, related items and promotions.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is available on Lowes.com/lowesvision and in select Lowe’s stores by early December. Lowe’s Vision is available for free download in the Google Play Store.