There has definitely been a lot of buzz around the Google Glass and everyone has been wanting to try their hand at it. Thanks to The Startup Centre and Vijay Anand for arranging a Google Glass Workshop at the Startup Centre. Thanks to Harihara Sudhan, Murtuza Kutub and Surendran Kandasamy for facilitating the demo and the device.
For those Google Glass Enthusiasts and people who missed out the event today, a few insights from the event which might help you.
I initially had a worry that the screen might affect your visibility but as shown in the Google Glass Videos, the small rectangular screen was placed on the top right corner of the screen and did not create much of a hindrance. Ok, Glass is the command to be given to activate the device for further commands. They could either be given through voice commands or touch interface on the side of the glass.
The recognition of voice commands was good but the user did have a lot of trouble with a couple of the applications.
The above picture is a picture taken by Google Glass (5 MP Camera). The quality was way better than what I had expected from the device.
The device has a storage space of 16 GB. 4 GB of the space is located for built in applications and around 12 GB is available for further purposes.
Connecting to the Internet
There are typically two ways of connecting to the internet. You can either pair your Glass with your phone (Apple and Android) over Bluetooth and use it for connectivity or connect it over WiFi. The functionality of the Glass gets limited to taking photos and videos when the connectivity is not present.
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In Google Glass, cards are replacing screens. We are not very sure whether the fonts can be changed or not but there is a lot of limitation to how much you can edit the interface of the device. There are two types of cards – static and live cards.
The Google Glass has a battery life of around 3- 4 hours which was a complete shock for me. It is very difficult for you to charge the device every couple of hours to continue your routine.
According to the user, the navigation on the Google Glass is way better than the navigation being done on the phone.
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For all the developers who want to develop Applications for Google Glass App, you should check out the Google Developer Link – Click here.
On a final note, the Google Glass is definitely a revolutionary product predicting its use cases but due to the lack of Apps available the functionality of the product does not match its prize of 1500 $. But I definitely believe once the number of Applications start increasing on the platform the device could become extremely useful and powerful for every individual. Good work Google.
If you think I have missed out any points mentioned or if the data mentioned above is wrong, feel free to comment below and I am open to discussions. Thanks for reading.