Wearable Technology

By Degani Luca & Fattorelli Marco

Google is creating a new type of devices called wearable devices. They're developed to be used everywhere and to bring lots of services. They allows people to do some stuff without taking out the smartphone from the pocket. Two new products are the Google Glass and the Google's smartwatch

Google Glass

Three example of google glasses.

Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD). It was developed by Google with the mission of producing a special gadget that can be useful to everyone in every moment of the day. They're in a developing stage so they weren't released to the public, but an year ago Google has launched the Glass Explorer Campaign. This campaign consist of selling a pair of Google Glass to a group of people called Explorer. They had to try them and report to Google every experience that they live with them.

This is an example of some google glasses experiences. You can capture every moments of your life just saying simple commands like if you're telling it to a person nearby you.

The following lines are the slogan of they're presentation

"It's surprisingly simple. Say "take a picture" to take a picture. Record what you see, hands free. Even share what you see, live.

Directions are right in front of you. Speak to send a message, or translate your voice. Get the notifications that matter most. Ask whatever's on your mind and get answers without having to ask."

Google Smartwatch

First concepts of Google Smartwatch.

A smartwatch is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping, and is often comparable to a simple smartphone device. Early models can perform basic tasks, such as calculations, translations, and game-playing. Today modern smartwatches are effectively wearable computers. Many smartwatches run mobile apps, while a smaller number of models run a mobile operating system (like android) and function as portable media players. Some other smartwatches can also make calls.

This is one of the first concept made by users based on the leaked information. It shows most of the aspected functionality and maybe an idea of how will be designed.

The most important function of it are these:

- Bring all the smartphone's notification on the wrist;

- Make video calls or just take photos with an integrated camera;

- Make and receive calls and SMSs;

- Bring google now cards on the front;

- Play little games or just use it like a multimedia player.

When can we buy them?

Google glass is aspected to be released to the public in 2015 and Google smartwatch is aspected to be released in october 2014.

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