Along with shipping notifications to some of its earliest Google Glass Explorer signups, Google has gone on to detail some of the specs behind its Google Glass wearable computing device. The company says that the eyeglass will last for a day with typical use, but says that certain apps and functions may have a greater and harsher impact on battery life, such as Google+ video hangouts and recording images and videos with the mounted camera.
The device features a 5-megapixel camera along with 720p HD video recording, according to the Internet search giant.
Additionally, with an nHD resolution screen–or the same 640 X 360-pixel displays found on many of Nokia’s older Symbian-powered smartphones–Google says that this is the ‘equivalent of a 25-inch high definition screen from 8 feet away.’ Google Glass also features 16 GB of flash storage with about 12 GB available to the end user. The Google Glass will sync with Google Cloud for expanded storage options.
The frame itself is said to fit any face, and you also get various nose pad sizes to make the experience comfortable, especially if you’ll be wearing Google Glass all day.
WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, and micro USB are also on-board. Google has also launched the MyGlass companion Android app as well to the Play Store. With the app, users can enable notifications for SMS and enable GPS support.
As for the audio experience of Google Glass, the company is using a bone conduction transducer so you won’t have to insert uncomfortable earbuds into your ears for the entire day. Also, with bone conduction technology, you will still hear your natural surroundings around you, which presumably will make it safer to walk and Glass at the same time as you’ll still hear the sounds of traffic and will know if an oncoming car is honking at you to get out of harm’s way.
Sounds like a promising start, and hopefully Google will be able to get plenty of feedback from its developers who are shelling out $1500 for the privilege of being the first kids on the tech block to own Glass. The consumer editions will be launching later this year and will cost less than $1500, though it’s still unclear by how much less.