Since Tyler (shown here) and I were on the AV Committee for TechExpo this year, I wasn’t able to present. In between show duties, I was able to be a walking “poster” to discuss Google Glass. I had borrowed Duke Web Services Nexus 7 tablet so I was able to “ScreenCast” what the Glass was seeing as well as do a screen picture with my iPhone while looking through the Glass while demonstrating. Fun.
This was about my 3rd day with the unit and it does seem to be getting easier. It is a bit tricky to navigate getting both devices on the network and then making sure you pair them with Bluetooth, but once it got it connected, I just left them both on throughout the day.
Battery life seems to be horrid. Less than one hour of active time before I had to doc the glasses for about an hour. I need to do some additional research on this.
Before the expo, I installed all the basic apps and while I ended up not having time to test the Golf app the in context language translation tool was the mind blowing demonstration I focused on throughout the day.
The accuracy of the translation needs to be verified, however, the proof of technology is AWESOME! Not only the fact that it translates, but it keeps the bullets AND the font approximate AND the background color – all in real time! There was a bit of a trick of being at the right angle and holding still long enough to engage the content.
The core product featured Italian, French, Spanish and German from/to English. Based on feedback I received at the show, I’m going to follow up about Russian and Chinese as those are current needs for some of our programs.
Very, very exciting possibilities early on in this venture.
Oh and yes, I received A LOT of feedback that I ordered the Glass in CAROLINA BLUE. 🙁 My bad.