Google Glass: 10 Features That Will Determine the Device's Worth
Google Glass' Proper Fit
They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. And when it comes to Google Glass, that's certainly true. The technology is made to fit onto the person's face like glasses, but there's only one lens. Some have said the glasses look nice, while others balk at such a claim. The big question, though, is how will it work with standard glasses, including corrective lenses?
A Clock Sitting on Your Nose Looking You in the Eye
Sure, it's easy to look down and check the time, but with help from Google Glass, users can simply find out what time it is by looking through the lens. That's just one of the many features that will find their way to Google's technology.
Capture the Better Moments
Google Glass might just be the Swiss Army Knife of technology. In addition to telling the time, users can tell the glasses—yes, as in speaking to the device—that it's time to take a picture. The built-in camera will then snap a photo and save it for later viewing.
Bring On the Video
If Google Glass can snap photos, it only makes sense that the technology will also work with video. Users can capture video through the lens and get an interesting point-of-view look at what they were seeing at the moment.
Sharing the Moments With the World
Let's say that the Google Glass user has a family member who couldn't be at a special event. In the past, the only way for that person to actually find out about the event was through pictures and video. But with Google Glass, full streaming capability is possible, meaning someone can watch an event from afar as if they were right there.
Bring On the Google Maps
It should only make sense that Google, a leader in mapping technology, would integrate that into Google Glass. By turning on the mapping functionality with the glasses, users will get directions, find out where they are and get a sense of what direction they're facing. Like all the other features, it's all being shown through the Google Glass lens.
What Was That You Said?
Since most of the Google Glass functionality is made possible through audio cues, Google decided to build audio recording into the device. In other words, people can either record what's being said around them or record what they're saying and listen to it later on. That should make for rather interesting conversations.
Location-Aware Information at Your Eyelash Tips
One of the more interesting things about Google Glass is that it can deliver information to users about where they are, regardless of their locations. As Google itself points out, folks traveling on the Brooklyn Bridge can ask their glasses how long it is and after a quick search, it'll display the results.
Showing Its Value in Travel
Folks at an airport might like to know when their plane is leaving and at what time. Google Glass can help. In fact, the search giant illustrates how the glasses can provide up-to-date information as the user walks through the airport.
Ask and You Shall Receive
Google Glass is designed to be a little search engine on your nose. So users can quickly ask the glasses for information on a given topic, and it'll deliver it. That could become an important component in Google's ability to monetize the glasses. If the search results are relevant and people search through the glasses, new advertising initiatives arise with this new type of mobile search.