Google’s how it feels through glass video previews what Google Glasses will look like to the user. From this video, I thought it would be worthwhile noting what features will be available:
- The time and date can be displayed on the top right hand corner of the screen.
- Record a video
- Like most commands, starting with “ok glass”, it’s easy to record a motion picture
- Text someone on the move
- Voice detection allows you to speak to text
- Hang out with
- You can connect to your G+ account, specifically hang-outs
- Google can be used as a command, such as, “Google photos of Ireland”, for example.
- Mini screen
- Get small text boxes of definitions, receive viewable text messages, or, share photos with friends with the mini screen feature
- Weather information
- Such as, temperature…
- Take a picture
- Get directions to…
- Details of flights
- Flight times, departure/arrival information
- Say [x] in Thai
- Linked to Google Translate, you can hear words and phrases in
Project glass concerns
Google plus will be key to Project Glass because features, such as hangouts, need to have a G+ account. Looking at the broader picture, will Project Glass be safe to use when driving? Will this be a distraction?
What about WiFi blackspots? Will Project Glass work in old buildings (e.g. thick walls etc)? What about hacking? Will people be able to speak to your “ok glass” nearby?
I am not saying that Project Glass is not good, I am trying to highlight possible limitions. I want this to be successful: I would really like a pair of Google Glasses.