Hands on with Google Glass

Google is getting in on the wearable revolution with Google Glass - Android-powered spectacles which will help you stay connected
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Hands on with Google Glass

It’s fair to say we’re pretty excited about Google Glass. So when we were offered the opportunity to test it out at its UK launch recently, we were first in the queue to put it through its paces. Here’s our first impression of the wearable that everyone is talking about.

Wearbles technology

The first thing we noticed was how light Google Glass is. It’s partly made from titanium, a metal known for its strength and lightness, making Glass feel as light as a pair of standard glasses. It’s true it strains your eyes, but after about 45 minutes, we felt right as rain.

Testing the best

There are some great new apps, including a karaoke app that recognised songs, streaming their lyrics to the screen so we can sing along. With the Star Gazer app, say ‘OK Google, explore the stars’ and Glass will map the constellations, so as you move around, you can see all the stars in the sky

Our favourite thing

Translations. Using Google Translate, Google Glass could translate posters and signs from or to loads of languages. But it didn’t just read it out. Glass literally translated text before your eyes, letting us read Spanish signs in English through the screen.

Our verdict

While it takes a little getting used to, the possibilities of what it can do are almost endless. It’s a really cool gadget, and it’s easy to see how in a few years time it could take over from the smartphones in our pockets.

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