12 Fun facts about Google glasses

Interesting facts about Google glasses

Do you know what is Google Glass? Do you know that Google Glass, as many says, is the future of technology? Find your answers below in our very interesting article that contains Google glasses facts.

Google Glass is actually a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that was developed by Google in the Project Glass. The mission of this project was producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer and they did it successfully in February, 2013. Google glass displays information in hands-free format, same as on smartphones, and these cool looking glasses can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. It sounds very simple, but this is a computer built into the frame of a pair of glasses which is supposed to change augmented reality. You can take and share pictures, make a video chat, check and respond to emails and appointments via voice commands and even surf the web, all that without touching a keyboard or mouse or any other input device.

Facts about Google glasses

Facts about Google glasses

If you find this stuff interesting about these cool glasses, I strongly recommend you to continue and read some fun facts about Google glasses.

“Okay Glass” to start the device

To activate your Google Glass say “Okay Glass” and then send a question or give a command. Tilting your head up does the same thing.

Connect your Glass on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

You will just need a Google account to use Google Glass and a Google+ account (if you want to share photos and videos). It isn’t a mobile phone, but it can connect to one using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, and you can also use it on your own home Wi-Fi network.

Not a smartphone replacement, but a useful add-on to your phone

Google glass is not a replacement to smartphone, as people talk, because there is no option to insert a SIM card which means you can’t use it for making calls. But Google glass can be used as a very useful add-on to your smartphone.

You can make calls via Glass

If your Glass is connected to your phone, you will be able to make calls by simply talking to the device. If you want to call a friend of yours, simply say “Okay Glass, call my friend Jon” and it initiates a call. As simple as that.

“Take a picture”

You already know that Google Glass responds to voice commands, such as “take a picture” to instantly take a snapshot of whatever object you are looking at. What is more fun is that your Glass uploads automatically the pictures onto your Google+ profile.

Fun choice of colors

The Explorer Edition that will be released at the end of 2013 and will be seeded to developers only are available in white, black, gray, orange and sky blue. Your favorite color’s not here? Don’t worry, because more colors are in development.

Google Glasses will advertise

Despite the lead engineer on the Google Glass project, Babak Parviz, said no advertising will be on this device, but Tod Wasserman suggested that Google Glasses will provide coupon offers, gamification and personalized ads, or in other words advertising on spectacle steroids.

Google Glass is never a distraction

By positioning the device slightly above your right eye, you get to do fun things with it without any distraction from your environment. The device is very light and ultra sturdy allowing you to use it for most situations. Google Glass allows you to catch fleeting moments with your friends or family and it offers the first-person point of view snapshots that would otherwise be lost forever.

With Google Glass you will never get lost

Google Glass is built with a GPS chip and so it will be able to help you navigate, with help from Google Maps. This feature will take away your look down at your smartphone and it will be especially handy when you are driving or walking through crowded streets. This is a perfect example of augmented reality.

Easily breakable?!

Google desired to make the Google Glass as unobtrusive as possible, but they look very fragile. In a situation where the glasses might be dropped or come loose, consumers will be pissed off for the big price they’ve paid and got nothing for one single drop off. Consumers need some assurance that these glasses won’t easily break.

One-day battery

Google says that device’s battery life will last a full day if you do not use more-draining features like a Google Hangout. But this doesn’t mean that the final product will not have an improved battery life.

The product is still not the final release

Google Glass is still in the development phase. The ‘Explorer Edition’ is a semi-prototype released specifically for early adopters and developers, who need to pre-order a pair from Google, attend I/O conference attendee, live in US and are ready to spend $1500 to get a pair of Google Glass. The final product should be on sale at the end of 2013.

Goran Nikolov is a content writer of Protista, a website where you can find a lot of interesting lists. He is from Macedonia and has a passion to write lists about everything that surrounds him, especially about sports, health, music, technology and history. Goran loves to play basketball in his free time, enjoys playing on his guitar and sharing his thoughts with others.