July 25, 2024

Josie Yunker

Digital Innovation

A Review Of Google Glass (Aka, Glass)


Google Glass is a wearable computer that you wear on your face. It has a small screen in front of one eye and can run apps and take pictures. It’s also controversial because many people feel that it invades their privacy by recording everything they do. Still, Google Glass has been around for a while now and there are plenty of reviews out there to help you decide if it’s something you want to buy or not!

The history of Google Glass

Google Glass was announced in 2012, and released to the public in 2013. Google Glass is a head-mounted display (HMD) that uses a microcomputer to provide an augmented reality experience for its wearer. It can take pictures or record video without requiring any user input beyond saying “OK Glass,” which activates the camera on your device and allows you to capture whatever is in front of you with just one command.

Google’s first major foray into wearable technology has been met with both criticism and praise since its release five years ago this month–and we’re not here today just because it’s been around so long! Instead we’re going to go over some reasons why this product failed so spectacularly…or did it even fail?

How Google Glass works

Google Glass is a wearable computing device that has a display in front of your eye. It has a camera, microphone and speaker so you can use it to take photos, record video and make phone calls as well as search the web.

What can it do?

  • Record video
  • Take photos
  • View your calendar
  • Get directions (via Google Maps)
  • Make phone calls and send messages via voice command or text-to-speech.

You can also use the Glass app to search for information on the web, listen to music, and even play games with friends.

Notable features of Google Glass

  • It can take photos and videos.
  • It can be used to record audio.
  • It can be used as a hands-free phone.
  • It’s also a heads up display (HUD), so you don’t have to look at your phone while driving or walking around town–the information appears right in front of your line of vision! This is especially useful when navigating new places, because it allows you to see where you’re going without having to look down at an app on the screen all the time (and risk getting hit by someone who isn’t paying attention).

Hardware and software specifications

You can think of Google Glass as a smartphone that you wear on your face. It has a camera, microphone, speaker and touchpad built into its frame. The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and has 8GB of storage space for photos or videos captured by the camera (which can also record video at 720p).

Google says its battery life lasts about a day per charge–but if you’re using it constantly throughout the day then expect that number to decrease significantly. The device weighs about 0.8 pounds (about 0.36 kg).

Will you like it? Take a look at these reviews to help you decide.

  • Reviews from people who have actually used the product:

These are the best kind of reviews because they’re from people who have tried it out for themselves and can tell you exactly what it’s like. If you’re interested in buying Glass but not sure yet, this is where you should start!

  • Reviews from people who have not used the product:

These will give you an idea of whether or not Google Glass is something that would work for your lifestyle or personality type. It’s also good to see if other people share any concerns about using Glass as a daily device (like privacy).

  • Reviews from people who know nothing about technology but love gadgets/new tech: These reviews might be fun and entertaining, but they aren’t very helpful when deciding whether or not to buy something like Google Glass — especially since most techies won’t find them particularly insightful either!

Google Glass is very cool and has a lot of potential, but there are some serious drawbacks to keep in mind before buying one.

Google Glass is a wearable computer, which means it has a camera on the front and can do many of the things that your smartphone does. You can take pictures or record video, send messages, get directions from Google Maps and more. However, there are some drawbacks to keep in mind before buying one:

  • Battery life is limited – The battery life of Google Glass is not very long so you will have to charge it often (about every 12 hours). This means that if you’re going on an extended trip where there aren’t any outlets along the way then this might not be right for you! Also keep in mind that charging takes about 45 minutes so consider bringing along extra batteries just in case…or maybe just buy another pair? ­čÖé
  • Interface isn’t intuitive – The interface takes some getting used too but once mastered becomes second nature after awhile.”


Google Glass is a very cool device, but it’s not for everyone. If you want to try out the latest technology and don’t mind paying extra for it then this might be right for you. However if price isn’t an issue then there are plenty of other options out there that offer similar features without needing any kind of special hardware attached to them like smart watches or fitness bands do.