This article was originally published on April 5, 2012.
It can snap photos, video chat, send texts, listen to music, check weather, respond to notifications, share post on Google+ and so on.
The Google displayed the video shot from the perspective of someone wearing the glasses. The wearer goes about his day walking through New York City while commands the glasses to take a photo and post it to Google+, get block-by-block directions, weather conditions and get a pop-up alert when a friend is nearby.
Images of the glasses on the Google+ page depict a stamp-sized digital display that seems attached to a pair of glasses at the top corner of one of the lenses.
This voice command glasses also could help Google match some of the buzz that rival Apple Inc. has generated with its latest iPhone and the built-in Siri digital assistant which takes spoken commands to do tasks.
The glasses layer information ‘over’ the world, and offer directions – as well as allowing users to ‘locate’ one another in the real world, as with Google’s current Latitude system.
The service lets you locate nearby friends in a similar way to Google’s current Latitude service. The video demonstration shows off navigation information similar to what Google currently offers via its Maps service.
Glasses were developed in the secretive Google X lab, as part of a project called “Project Glass“. ‘Google X’ is where the search giant’s engineers and scientists research on innovative ideas.
The glasses, under development for two years will be tested in public by members of the Google team. No release date has been confirmed for the glasses.