When Google first revealed their new wearable device called Google Glass a lot of people were wondering what specs it carried. The company has finally revealed the official specifications of their upcoming product which we have listed below.
- Fit: Adjustable nosepads and durable frame fits any face. Extra nosepads in two sizes.
- Display: High resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.
- Camera: Photos – 5 MP, Videos – 720p
- Audio: Bone Conduction Transducer
- Connectivity: Wifi – 802.11b/g, Bluetooth
- Storage: 12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total.
- Battery: One full day of typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive.
- Charger: Included Micro USB cable and charger. While there are thousands of Micro USB chargers out there, Glass is designed and tested with the included charger in mind. Use it and preserve long and prosperous Glass use.
- Compatibility: Any Bluetooth-capable phone. The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging.
In the next few days the first batch of Google Glass “Explorers” will be getting their hands on the device. These lucky individuals are not to be confused with the winners of Google’s #ifihadglass contest.
The device looks pretty impressive based on its specs. As stated, wearing it feels like viewing a 25 inch HD screen from 8 feet away. Its battery life reaches a full day but this may be shortened with the use of certain battery draining features.
According to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Google Glass will soon become mainstream as more people will be wearing it.
The company has also provided several answers to the common questions being asked regarding their device. Regarding its durability the Glass is not indestructible. It can withstand normal usage but just like any piece of gadget it should be protected. Make sure to keep it dry since contact with liquids may damage it.