Update: A recent video has been published on YouTube which shown off 720p video recording capability of Project Glass by Google during Google+ Photographer’s Conference. The Video shot by someone jumping around on a trampoline shows us just how versatile the device is. The device will apparently be capable of recording on 720p, for now, but whether or not that would be boosted to 1080p full HD is something we can let our curiosity run with.
What we know about Google Project Glass is this is an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD) resembles a pair of normal eyeglasses where the lens is replaced by a heads-up display to change your everyday life by displaying of information currently available to most smartphone users, and allowing for interaction with the Internet via natural language voice commands, similarly to the iPhone’s Siri. Google project glasses will be running on Android.
Recently Google Shows us demo of Project glass. But now the first shot of Google Project Glass itself emerge online in courtesy of Chris Chabot on Google+ which shows the device actually not worn by anyone. A full Photo album published on Google+ titled as Google Glass walk. Here is what Chris says about it:
Yesterday we were lucky enough to be able to take a very small group of our friends on a very special photo walk where they could try out +Project Glass.
I think the general reaction for anyone who got to put them on was whoah, we’re in the future already it’s such an exciting project and to imagine what will be possible with these in the future, is like reading a scifi story, to me it’s right up there with self driving cars and jet packs, apparently the future really is now!
Jim Goldstein was one of those people who had the chance to try it out on Google+ Photographers conference. Here is what he said;
“They weren’t too heavy and they were very easy to wear. Considering what is packed into this small form factor it’s tough to believe how much functionality you actually get out of them. They include a camera, a heads-up screen to review photos and review augmented reality data tied to what you’re seeing and where you are (this later part was not seen nor tested). Unfortunately for me I’m left-eye dominant and the glasses were for a right-eye dominant person. For this reason to really see much I had to wince, closing my left eye.”
Lets’ see what can be found on the photos: On the top edge of the Eyeband itself seems to hold a camera shutter button, there is a small power button on the bottom of the side panel and off-course a microUSB port for charging the device.
The interesting news is, What we see now might be completely changed in time it become available for public. There is a long way to go..
“These are very early prototypes, mostly hand assembled and no where near what the final product will look like” Chris Chabot, of Google+ Developer Relations said in response to a spec question. “So all those specs are likely going to change dramatically before they get close to even being in beta.”