Google glass is a type of wearable technology with an OHMD (optical head-mounted display). Google develops this magnificent device with a great mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Ubiquitous computing is basically a concept in software engineering and computer science where computing is made to appear everywhere and anywhere. Main function of the Google glass is to displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format. For the very first time Google started selling Google Glass to qualified “Glass Explorers” in the USA on April 15, 2013 for a limited time for $1500, before it became available to public on May 15, 2014 for the same price.
You can also change the frame of your Google Glass unit by just removing a small screw. Google also entered in a partnership with the Italian eyewear company Luxottica, owners of Ray Ban, Oakley and other famous brands to offer some additional cool frame designs.
Navigation is one the best features of Google glass. Whether you love to cycle run, or walk. This device makes it easy to stay on course with turn-by-turn navigation.
Strava for the Google Glass makes it easy for you to stay in control of your run by accessing your real time feedback. With the help of this you can easily track your runs with GPS, analyze your performance, set new personal records and see how you stack up against friends
GolfSight is a magnificent golf GPS rangefinder made specially for the Google Glass. It gives you exact accurate pin distance, scoring information and course data, all without having to dig through your pockets.
Make a Call/Send a Message
Whether you skate, ski, snowboard or anything in between, its never easy to keep track of your friends. With help of the Google Glass you can keep your gloves on and send messages and make calls hands free.
It is personal fitness coach that helps keep you on track with your health goals. You can easily subscribe to any workout challenge, track your performance and receive a real time coaching through Google Glass
Google Play Music
Simply say “ok glass, listen to” to fire up your favorite tracks from Google play music. Its simply amazing.
Now it is very easy to see the world in your language with this great World Lens feature in Google Glass. Word lens lets you translate printed words from one language to another. in real time.
Take a Picture or Video
Whether you are into relaxing by the beach or climbing mountains, Google Glass makes it easy to capture memories without taking you out of the moment.
With the help of simple compass, you can easily discover new landmarks and find your way home during your next hike.
Google now provides you with correct information at the correct time. From sports score to the traffic notifications before you head out the door. Google Now for the Google Glass brings you what you need and when you need it.
Specifications of Google Glass Explorer unit’s version 2
- Android 4.4
- 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording
- 640 x 360 Himax LCoS display
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
- 2 GB RAM
- 16 GB storage
- 3 axis gyroscope
- 3 axis accelerometer
- 3 axis magnetometer (Compass)
- Ambient light sensor
- Proximity sensor
So the Google Glass is one the best Inventions in the world and Glass also received recognition by the Time Magazine as one of the best inventions in year 2012. Google also offers a companion Android and IOS app called My Glass, which allows user to manage and configure the device.