I was as excited as you were, when Google rolled out the Glass in 2012. It was the first time I heard the term ‘Wearable Technology’ and I feel very privileged and lucky to be testing out and working with various Wearable Technologies at work today.
The google glass is an amazing device and a lot of people feel that it is going to be an alternative to your phone. Glass is an entirely new product category in itself and is not meant to replace something. It augments our reality, bringing the physical and the digital together in perfect harmony. It’s there when we need it and it’s invisible when we don’t. One of the coolest functions of Glass is it allows for hand-free work and this, I believe is an area of great potential, moving beyond taking pictures and videos. It allows the user to do tasks and physical activities using both their hands with information and visuals on demand.
A lot of my friends and family have been asking me what I do at work, how it feels to wear the Glass and what it can do. The following is a very quick something that I put up over the weekend, just to illustrate the possibilities of the device and gives a very very tiny glimpse at the potential of it.
The device is years ahead of its time, and for sure, it looks ugly, heats up soon, has bad battery life, is expensive and all – all factors which do not matter right now as the product is still a prototype and still has a long way to go.