Google Glass: Key specifications

Google has finally released the technical specifications of its highly talked about, next generation gadget - Google Glass.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Google has finally released the technical specifications of its highly talked about, next generation gadget - Google Glass.

Google Glass is a wearable pair of glasses, connected to the internet, which was developed under the Project Glass research and development project.

Following Google's announcement that it has started shipping the first ‘Explorer' editions of its Project Glass headsets, the company has confirmed the device's specifications.

Google Glass is supposed to perform many of the same tasks as smartphones, except the spectacles respond to voice commands instead of fingers touching a display screen. Here are some of the amazing features of the device which is being touted to take mobile computing to a next level.

Looks: The Google Glass looks like any other pair of glasses. It is a head-mounted device with adjustable nosepads and durable frame that fits any face. It will come with extra nosepads in two sizes.

In terms of fit, Google claims that one frame suits all but that comfort can be improved via adjustable nose pads. Anyone who wears reading glasses and has been for a fitting will know that that is an extremely bold statement to make.

Display: How would the screen look like? Google claims that the experience is equivalent to looking at a 25-inch full HD screen from a distance of eight feet. The device features a high resolution display. According to reports, Glass has a 640 x 360 display.

Camera: The front-facing camera is capable of capturing 5-megapixel still images and recording video in 720p (not full HD, but not too shabby).

Because no hands are required to operate them, Google Glass is supposed to make it easier for people to take pictures or record video by just a voice command.

Audio: As revealed through recently published patent applications, audio will be via bone conduction, which essentially turns the wearer's head into an amplifier and it is a sensation that will be familiar to anyone who uses a waterproof MP3 player.

Storage: The device is geared up to sync with Google cloud storage by default so running out of space shouldn't be an issue as long as the wearer can get an internet connection. However, it will come with an inbuilt 16 GB of total flash storage on-baord, of which 12 GB is usable. The 4GB storage will be given up to its operating system.

Connectivity & compatibility: Google Glass supports wi-fi and Bluetooth. For charging and wired data transfer, the device features a micro USB port and Google recommends that it is charged every night, suggesting a full day's use is possible on one charge, but not if they're used for video conferencing or video recording.

With Agency Inputs