Since its first appearance, Google Glass remained an innovation of little or unknown specifications. No one really knew about the head gear’s so-anticipated futuristic details. Finally, straight from Google’s HQ in Mountain View, California, the technical specifications are out in the open. For one, Google Glass will now be commercially called as “Glassware”.
The futuristic head gear’s frames are equipped with 16GB Flash memory – with only 12GB as usable space; 5 megapixel camera, 720p video recording, Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth and a battery which is said to last 1 full day for typical use. More details of such tech specs are below:
- Camera. Google Glass can take 5 megapixel still photos and can shoot 720p videos.
- Storage. Google Glass has 12GB of usable memory, synced with Google’s Cloud Storage for a total of 16GB.
- Display. The Google Glass’ high resolution display is equivalent to a 25 inch High Definition (HD) screen from eight feet away.
- Audio. Bone conduction Transducer.
- Fit. It has adjustable nose pads and durable frame that fits any face. Extra nosepads in two sizes are also available.
- Connectivity. Google Glass is Wi-Fi – 802.11b/g and Bluetooth enabled.
- Battery. If fully-charged, Google Glass will last for one full day of typical use. If using some features such as Hangouts, video recording will require more battery usage, thus reducing battery life.
- Charger. A micro USB cable and charger is included. Glassware is designed and tested with specific charger in mind – Google Glass’ life cycle is preserved long.
- Compatibility. The unit is compatible with any Bluetooth-capable phone. A companion app, “MyGlass” which enables GPS and SMS messaging requires Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher.
While the technical specs of Google Glass have already been released, the technology giant’s innovative wearable computer is not commercially available yet. Google Glass is designed to perform tasks similar to those performed by smartphones. The only difference being the ability of Google Glass to respond to voice commands instead of fingers manipulating a display screen.
The hands-free eyewear allows the user to take pictures or record video anytime, anywhere. Internet searchers will only need to issue voice commands for specific piece of information needed.
To sum it up, Google Glass has everything a tech-savvy person will surely enjoy. But that’s not all there is to this revolutionary gadget. Google is now working on the design of Google Glass for prescription frames. This will give those who wear prescription glasses the opportunity to wear Google Glass.
The Google Glass design is made modular to allow adding frames and lenses that match the person’s prescription. The Google Glass prescription frames are expected to be out in the market later this year.
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