Amazon has enhanced the in-app shopping experience with its augmented reality tool that lets you try on shoes.
Virtual Try On is available on iPhone for users in the United States and Canada.
To use Virtual Try On, open the Amazon app and choose a pair of shoes from the Amazon Store.
Press the virtual test button in the center of the page and point the camera at your feet; The boot will appear after a short loading screen.
Amazon says there are thousands of shoes available for digital fit from all major brands, including New Balance, Adidas, and Reebok; Nike, however, is noticeably absent.
A digital shoe experience won’t help judge comfort or fit, but wearers will know for sure if they like the look of the shoe.
The feature is available exclusively on iOS, adding fuel to the idea that iOS 16 contains more than just a small amount of augmented reality DNA.
Amazon and Apple have been using augmented reality to improve the shopping experience since 2017.
The Amazon app offers augmented reality platforms that allow users to experiment with furniture, beauty products, and clothing.
Augmented reality shopping is accessible 24/7, requires no staff assistance, and gets shoppers connected with more stock — and consumers and retailers win.
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The shopping experience that used to be based on thousands of square meters of storefront now fits inside your iPhone.