Google Glass tech specs revealed

There's a lot of excitement at the moment surrounding Google Glass, which is set to go on-sale to the public at the end of the year. If you're particularly interested in how the digital eyewear works, and what sort of technology is packed into the frame, Google has today published the tech specs of Glass.

Google says vaguely that there is a "high resolution display" in Google Glass, which is apparently the "equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet [2.4 meters] away" - although other documents reveal that the actual resolution of the display is 640 x 360. When it comes to Glass' audio, it's powered by a bone conduction transducer, removing the need for an in-ear earpiece and keeping the overall look quite sleek.

The camera on the eyepiece, located just to the side of the display, is 5-megapixels and capable of 720p video recording. There's also Wi-Fi 802.11b/g built in (no 802.11n apparently), as well as Bluetooth, a 16 GB flash memory chip (of which 12 GB is usable) and a battery good for "one full day of typical use". The packaging will also come with a microUSB charger for Glass, which Google advises you use to "preserve long and prosperous" use of the unit.

Google has also said that Glass will work with any Bluetooth capable phone, which is of some interest, although it looks like GPS and SMS messaging only work through their MyGlass Android companion app. More information will likely become available on Glass shortly, as word is the first Explorer units are coming off the production line right now.

Source: Google

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Some things you can expect with these:

Some states are already trying to get these banded while driving.

Amusement Park forbid recoding devices on rides. If you are seen wearing these you will have to remove them during the ride. :-(

You won't be able to wear such in courtrooms or other legal proceedings.

They won't be allowed in government office where private things are discuss.

Technology company's will band such from meeting that deal with company tech secrets.

You won't be allowed to wear them in theatres to try to record movies.

Just can't imagine people actually wearing it on a day to day basis.

Needs to be integrated into my contact lenses for full win. Probably a long way off from that though lol

AWKM said,
Just can't imagine people actually wearing it on a day to day basis.

Needs to be integrated into my contact lenses for full win. Probably a long way off from that though lol

Well I guess your imagination is broken. How is it Alexander Graham Bell imagine that one day his telephone would be able to connect the whole world, but you can't seem to see past your eyelids?

TechieXP said,
Well I guess your imagination is broken. How is it Alexander Graham Bell imagine that one day his telephone would be able to connect the whole world, but you can't seem to see past your eyelids?

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the poor troll who can't read more than a single sentence at a time.

BajiRav said,
No quad core processor and 1080p display? This is full of fail.
Exactly what you all said about Android...care to keep trying to predict a futire you know nothing about?

I see these selling like crazy providing they don't cost to much. If they are about $200 a pair or less, they will sell.

Here is what I bet. I bet these will sell better than smart watches.

TechieXP said,

I see these selling like crazy providing they don't cost to much. If they are about $200 a pair or less, they will sell.

Aren't they $1500 right now? Or do you mean in the long run, $200?

Pluto is a Planet said,

Aren't they $1500 right now? Or do you mean in the long run, $200?

was trying to be sarcastic. At $1500 its not going to far...but then again...

TechieXP said,
Exactly what you all said about Android...care to keep trying to predict a futire you know nothing about?

I see these selling like crazy providing they don't cost to much. If they are about $200 a pair or less, they will sell.

Here is what I bet. I bet these will sell better than smart watches.


You need to check your sarcasm meter, it's apparently broken. They are going to cost $1500 initially but we will see.

DAOWAce said,
I'd love to know how this works for people that wear glasses..

Google announced they are developing a model that will be for those who wear glasses.

techbeck said,

Google announced they are developing a model that will be for those who wear glasses.

Incorrect.

The Google Glass you'll buy comes as is. However the camera part on the side will be removable as well as changeable to either side of the frame. What Gogole is working on is with glasses manufacturers for a reference design.

Essentially you'll buy Google Glass and when you buy your next pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses, you'll have to look for one that is "Google Glass compatible". They are working with a lot of manufacturers too.

virtorio said,
So many people are going to get beaten up while wearing these things.

I went to school in 2005. I had a classmate who had a laptop at school, he was 'beaten up' regularly.

Skip to today, if you are at school with paper and pen, you'd be the uncool person

virtorio said,
So many people are going to get beaten up while wearing these things.

At least it's going to be recorded, and put on FB for everyone to see who the bullies are... Thank god for that camera.

Tidus4eva said,

I went to school in 2005. I had a classmate who had a laptop at school, he was 'beaten up' regularly.

Skip to today, if you are at school with paper and pen, you'd be the uncool person

Yup, times change...people adapt. Nothing that hasnt been going on for centuries.

virtorio said,
So many people are going to get beaten up while wearing these things.
you mean like the ones that get beat up and having their iPhones taken away?

I don't kids wearing these to school because most can't afford them likely. Rich kids won't have problems at their schools with these.

I feel sorry from the person who tries to take them from the wrong person.