What is Google Glass?
- Google Glass is a wearable, voice-controlled Android device that resembles a pair of eyeglasses and displays information directly in the user’s field of vision.
- Google’s project program for developing a line of hands-free,intelligent devices that can be worn by users as “wearable computing” eyewear. The first product release from Project Glass, Google Glass, was available for beta testers (U.S. residents only) to purchase in 2013, for $1,500 plus tax.
- Google Glass is a headset, or optical head-mounted display, that is worn like a pair of eyeglasses. It was developed with the mission of producing a ubiquitous computer.
Google Glass Features:
1. Record Videos, Take Pictures:
Just say the word and Google Glass will take a picture or record a video ` you will never have to touch the hardware.
2. Show Messages:
Google Glass will show you text messages as well as emails you receive and allow you to reply to them via voice commands.
3. Find Information:
If you are in the habit of Googling things a lot, you will find that your task has been made easier by the new Glass. You simply need to ask a question and the device will pull the answer from the internet.
4. Show Maps:
The widely used Google Maps are integrated into Glass, so that users will be able to chart the course of their journey or look up locations or establishments via voice commands.
5. Live Video Sharing:
Google Glass can show the world what you are seeing ` live! If you are attending a family function, your child’s school play or a concert, you can share the feed with your friends and family in real-time and make them a part of the experience.
6. Integrates Google Now:
Google Now, the digital voice assistant from the search giant, has been integrated in this device. It will keep track of your daily habits, such as when you leave for office or the route you take.
This is a neat feature that may come in handy when you travel abroad. You simply need to ask Google Glass to translate a phrase or sentence from one language to another and it will speak that out.
Applications of Google Glass:
Google Glass applications are free applications built by third-party developers. Glass also uses many existing Google applications, such as Google Now, Google Maps, Google+, and Gmail.
Third-party applications announced at South by Southwest (SXSW) include Evernote, Skitch, The New York Times, and Path.