Google Glass specs - one-day battery life
Google has published a list of technical specifications for the head-mounted device. Glass features a 640 x 360 display that Google says is the "equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away," a 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p video, and — as revealed in an FCC filing — audio that comes via a bone conduction transducer.
There will be 16GB of flash storage on-board, with 12GB actually usable, and it will sync with "Google cloud storage" — presumably Google Drive. Glass will feature adjustable nose pads in a frame that Google says will "fit any face," and you'll get extra pads in two sizes.
As for battery life, Google claims Glass will last up to "one full day of typical use," though notes that certain applications such as video recording and Hangouts will have a greater impact on endurance. While Glass charges over a Micro USB connector, Google encourages owners to use the packed-in USB cable for a "long and prosperous" life. Connectivity-wise, Glass supports 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and is compatible with "any Bluetooth-capable phone," though functionality will vary. The list of specifications also mentions an app called "MyGlass" for phones with Android 4.0.3 and above; this will enable GPS and SMS support. Some of these details were known from our extensive first-hand preview of Google Glass, but we now have more solid information on what exactly to expect from those first units rolling off the production line.
- 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.
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