9 Fascinating Applications of Augmented Reality

By  Maham Qasim

February 28, 2022 1:38 am EST

Augmented Reality (AR) was created a long time ago, but only recently has it been used in some fascinating ways.

We all know about the Snapchat filter that can place fun animations on your face – and we also see how these filters went viral with the selfie generation – but there are other real-world uses of AR that can be used in business and for social good.

1. AR Navigation:

If you’ve been worried about being unable to read a map while driving or being lost, then AR navigation apps can help solve your problem. Instead of glancing down at a paper map every few seconds, you’ll hold up your phone, and it will guide you.

2. AR Art Gallery:

The AR art gallery app lets users experience famous paintings, sculptures, and other forms of original art in real life – with the touch of their fingertips!

As they move around the pieces on display, they can learn more about the artist’s inspirations and what makes these works unique.

3. AR Museum:

While the AR art gallery brings art into your life, this museum lets you get your world into a museum that’s full of priceless artwork from around the globe!

Whether you’re taking a trip to Italy or just staying in your hometown, let this app bring you into an art gallery right from your phone.

4. AR Travel:

Are you looking to take a trip somewhere exciting?

With the help of augmented reality, travel just got a lot more interesting – and we don’t mean through filters on Snapchat! You have the ability to use your phone as a virtual “window” as you fly through cities and countries in 3D– through this app!

5. AR Fitness: 

Although we’re used to seeing fitness apps on our phones, AR fitness might be the next step in this industry.

You only have to look at your phone, and you’ll be able to see the numbers that matter. Apps like these can help you track your progress and motivate you to keep going when you think all is lost.

6. AR Sports:

Like fitness, AR apps can also change how we interact with sports!

If you’re a massive fan of football or basketball, this app might interest you because it allows for a truly unique experience. Users can hold up their phones and watch as their favorite players come to life!

7. AR War: 

Unfortunately, AR doesn’t just have to be used for good – there are some creepy sides to it too.

For example, the American Civil Liberties Union created an app that allows users to see what it’s like through someone else’s eyes and experience the world as a black person in the US.

8. AR Disaster: 

The American Red Cross has also used AR to help those affected by disasters, and it’s pretty incredible!

This app allows people to see what they can do to help victims of natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma through real-time video footage. The best part is that users can even donate money to the cause with the touch of a button.

9. AR Therapy:

If you happen to be feeling depressed or need someone to talk to, there’s also an app that can help!

This app allows users to hold up their phones and interact with online therapists who are always ready for a chat at any time of day. This is a great way to get the help you need without even leaving your home.

In conclusion, there are countless applications of augmented reality. While some might seem more practical than others, we’re looking forward to seeing which one comes out on top and changes our lives for the better.


Maham Qasim

Maham is a copywriter and content creator who's always been drawn to the idea that there's more than one way of getting things done. Her writing career can be thought of as just another side hustle for her; when she isn't crafting content or reading Oscar Wilde, Maham often strategizes about how best to reach out with an engaging voice in this ever changing marketplace!

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