2An Adjustable Fit for Just About Anyone
3An HD Display
4A So-So Camera
Snapping photos with Google Glass might be a subpar experience compared with what is widely available today. According to Google, the eyewear comes with a 5-megapixel, front-facing camera. Considering the majority of smartphones today are at least pushing 8 megapixels, it would have been nice to have seen that bumped up a bit.
5Videos Will Go HD
Video capture is available through Google Glass, but don’t expect it to be full HD. Instead, Google has decided to bundle 720p video support with the device, meaning it won’t stand up to the 1080p resolution the majority of HD cameras have today. It’s another odd omission that might make some users unhappy.
6Where’s the LTE?
Although Google Glass is designed to be worn around town, Google has made a rather unfortunate decision: There’s no 4G LTE support in the eyewear. Furthermore, Google says WiFi support will only include wireless-b and wireless-g, leaving out the faster and more reliable wireless-N. What is Google thinking?
712GB of Usable Storage
One of the reasons Google might have opted for only 720p video capture with Google Glass is because the eyewear comes only with 12GB of usable storage. On the box, it’ll say 16GB of storage, but Google has already said that the software running on Google Glass will take up 4GB of space. So, don’t expect to store much on the eyewear.
8Enough Juice for a Day of Moderate Usage
9Yes, It’ll Work With an iPhone
10But Android Is Needed for SMS, GPS for Now
But as with anything else in the mobile market, there’s a catch. According to Google, the eyewear’s companion software, MyGlass, will be needed for Google Glass’ GPS and SMS messaging features. There’s just one problem: MyGlass requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher to work. So, don’t expect those features, iPhone owners.
11Google Glass Isn’t for Everyone
It’s important to note that Google itself has said that Glass will not be for everyone. Google says that those who wear eyeglasses in addition to Google Glass could experience eye strain or get a headache. Those who have had Lasik surgery should consult a doctor before using the eyewear. Oh, and children under 13 can’t use Google Glass because “it could harm developing vision.”