Glass is a small, light and a handy wearable computer that displays every information that you need, in your line of sight. Glass is clipped to the glasses or safety goggles as the case may be and provide you all the information and instructions that you need, immediately by telling you what to do next without taking your hands off of the work that you are doing to go see the instruction manual for the next step.
After getting the positive feedback from the industries the glass was being used i.e. manufacturing, Field services, logistics, and healthcare where Glass has increased the efficiency of their respective fields by providing hands-free access to the valuable information, Glass Edition has moved on to Glass Edition 2 which is new and improved.
Glass Augmented Reality Headset aka Glass Edition 2 which was basically the work of the parent company of Google Alphabet X’s “Moonshot Factory”, has moved from Alphabet X to Google’s designated line of products. Alphabet X has been with the help of its partners, providing the Glass Edition to its valuable customers who have been using the device to increase their efficiencies in their respective fields. These include AGCO, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Sutter Health, and H.B. Fuller. However, to cater to the needs of ever-growing customers, the Glass team has decided to move to Google.
Glass Edition 2 which is a Glass Augmented reality headset is a business focused device with a lot of improvements as compared to its earlier version along with a customized design for every different field based on their particular needs. So as to cater to the requirements of every industry efficiently.
The platform on which the Glass Augmented Reality Headset is built is Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 which has a better central Processing unit along with a more powerful artificial intelligence engine. This helps with power saving, efficiency, and support for computer vision and advanced machine learning capabilities. Google has partnered with Smith Optics to make Glass compatible safety frames for the different kinds of working environments like field services, logistics, and manufacturing.
The new Glass Headset has a better camera efficiency and quality and a better charging port which supports faster charging and improved battery life so as to allow the customers to use more glass between charging.
Google also claims that the headset is “easier to develop for and deploy” as it is based in Android making it simple and easier for the users to “integrate the services and API’s (Application Programming Interfaces) they already use”. Google is not positioning the headset as its mainstream product but it is expecting sales from the enterprises from all over the globe due to its customized, easy to use and improved overall features.
Google has claimed that the Glass headset would lead to faster lead times, improved quality, improved efficiency by decreasing the chances of error and reduction in the expenses. There are other companies who are focusing on the enterprise based augmented reality headsets but the customer-focused augmented reality headsets have not gotten so far.