Smartphones are unarguably the most widely owned mobile gadgets, offering sufficient connectivity and computing options for their owners. But recently, it’s emerging that the upgrade market is diminishing. The technology has already sufficiently evolved to meet all market needs. Now the focus is about to change to a new kind of technology; a technology that will be more convenient and offer an even friendlier user experience. There has been much interest in wearable technology, and finally, it has been embodied through Project Glass in the product so named Google Glass.
What is Google Glass?
Google glass is, by description, a smart pair of wearable glasses which feature a display and a battery concealed in the frame design. Users will use voice commands to access features of Google Glass. Some of the most notable features of Google Glass are
- Photography and 720p HD video recording
- A GPS Chip
- Access to Google applications such as Google Maps for directions and Google Now for voice searches.
- Ergonomically speaking, Google Glass has a pleasant, lightweight, flexible design and will be available in five shades of black, blue, white, orange and grey.
Important Factors Related to Google Glass
- While it is not currently available for consumer purchase yet, it should be before the close of 2013. This is great, as it was initially speculated that the earliest availability would be in 2014.
- Google is also working on designs that will be able to work with your existing glasses, should you have a prescription pair.
- As far as the pricing goes, Google has not given a pricing structure, but it is expected to cost as much as a current smartphone.
Through Different Eyes
- Google Glass is expected to set the trend in a new era of wearable technology.
- While the idea of smart glasses has been around for a while, any attempts so far have not been newsworthy.
- But with its colossal wallet and insatiable thirst for futuristic technology, Google has been able to convert the novel idea into a practical product that is expected to be widely adopted.
- So far, as Google Glass has been undergoing beta testing, the reception has been widely positive, demonstrating that there is indeed a ready market for it.
- Criticisms have of course been raised, but they do not outweigh the desire to have the glasses commercially available.
Google Glass is the next giant step in convenience, as the range of applications supported will help you lead a more connected, and admittedly, a more futuristic kind of life.