Google reveals Glass tech specs and launches MyGlass companion app

Along with the release of the Glass API’s today, the tech specs for Google Glass Explorer Editions have also been officially revealed. It will come with a 5MP camera...

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Along with the release of the Glass API’s today, the tech specs for Google Glass Explorer Editions have also been officially revealed. It will come with a 5MP camera and 720p video footage, 16GB of storage (12GB usable) and Google describes the display as a 25-inch HD screen being 8 feet (2.5m) away. The battery life is also said to last a full day.

The full lists of specs include:

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.

Also announced is the Google Glass companion app known as MyGlass which anyone can install but Google kindly reminds that “if you don’t have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time. Sorry about that.” but Google, being Google nicely softens the blow by saying “if you swipe the screenshots to the right, you’ll see there’s a picture of a puppy in pajamas. So not a total waste of time after all.”

Google Glass is one of the most exciting pieces of technology to come in our time, perhaps even ever and my bets (or maybe I just hope) are that we will see a pre-order window open up at Google’s I/O event next month.

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