For a long time Google Glass was shrouded in mystery, but as Google is slowly taking the wraps off it, more and more is becoming clear. Today the company from Mountain View published the tech specs of Glass on the support page. It will pack a 5MP camera, as well as an image equivalent to a 25 inch HD display from eight feet away.
It also has 12GB of usable storage and WiFi 802.11b/g, perhaps surprising considering that 802.11n and soon 802.11ac are the industry standard. A key factor with Glass will be the battery life, and it should offer one full day (varies on use), which is quite impressive.
Here’s the full spec rundown, straight from Google!
- Adjustable nosepads and durable frame fits any face.
- Extra nosepads in two sizes.
High resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.
- Photos – 5 MP
- Videos – 720p
- Bone Conduction Transducer
- Wifi – 802.11b/g
- 12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total.
One full day of typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive.
- 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.
- Any Bluetooth-capable phone.
- The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging.
Google also recently began shipping the first Glass prototypes to their initial “Explorer” test team, and also released full documentation on the API required for developers to create apps for Glass. It’s still unclear when these will be available to the public – but it looks like things are moving rather quickly in that direction!