Google Glass: What It Is?
Google Glass is a computer that can be worn with an optical head-mounted display. The glass along with its voice activation allows users to see and interact with information as he sees in a smartphone.
Google Glass contains Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, speakers, camera, microphone, touchpad and a device that is free to assume any angle by itself. There is a small screen which displays all the information to the user on his/her fingertips.
The designers have really done a great job by cramming everything into the current design. The main thing is that it is a wearable gadget that doesn’t get in the way of daily life.
How to use Google Glass?
Press the power button firmly. The LED behind the button turns on and stays on till Google Glass starts up. Now, the display turns on, and the user hears a rising chime sound. To turn it off, press the power button again until the chime sound falls.
What does it do?
- Google Glass can capture photo and video. You should ask it to record a video and the headset will automatically begin capturing footage. The user will also be able to see exactly what they’re looking at via Google Hangouts.
- It supports both voice-only calls and video chats.
- In addition, it can answer emails and text via voice dictation.
- Translation is another feature that is going to be offered – for example, the user can request it to say ‘Beautiful’ in Spanish.
- It can provide search engine results via Wi-Fi or through user’s data connection of a smartphone.
- When out of Wi-Fi range, the user should pair the phone via the Android app of My Glass – which lets the user setup, manage and add new features to the Glass.
- The voice dictation option lets the user ask Google Glass to identify an object, bring information or answer a question almost instantly.
- Google’s own news app gathers headlines and photos from various sources like The New York Times and presents them in a preview form for the viewer. Path and Skitch allows screenshots to be delivered to the user as a notification
- It can display directions right in front of the face. The headset will be able to inform exactly what street to turn on – in addition to displaying a map of the present surroundings via Google Maps.
- It can be reminded to perform tasks that had been requested earlier as the headset assigns a photo with the assigned task. Also, Google Glass can sync with the schedule calendar to inform the user about the next meeting.
- The high-tech spectacles can provide the user the real-time updates based on his/her location via Google Now. For example, while approaching the major metro station, Google Glass can provide a train’s schedule – existing or alternate, to reach the desired destination.
- Google has designed it to respond to simple facial and head movements. For instance, the user can turn the screen on and operate the device with eye movements or tilt the head to scroll through different screens.
The experts are sure that it will make easier for people to access the Internet while on the go and cause fewer disruptions to social discourse. The device is also being spoken as a potentially valuable business tool that could help police officers, firefighters, doctors and reporters do their jobs better.
It is the most important example of the wearable technology as the device is expected to become more popular over the next few years. About 10 million pieces of this wearable technology will be sold this year, three times as many as 2016. When we talk about innovations, Google undoubtedly wears the crown and this device is just another jewel in the crown.