Google Glass 2: cheaper, easier and more powerful

When the first Google Glass was just announced, many users were very happy, anticipating new

opportunities because augmented reality glassesthen perceived as something miraculous. However, after the release of the first generation, everyone understood that as a consumer device, Google Glass did not take place. It was rumored that the technology was slowed down by the US military, they say, such a device is not suitable for ordinary people. What was in reality is not known for certain, but it is known that the company did not abandon the idea of ​​bringing smart glasses to the consumer level. Two years have passed since Google released the Enterprise Edition, and now, the next version has already been prepared, in which a more powerful processor is installed, better camera sensors, and a protective frame has appeared. The latter is relevant for the use of points in production, in difficult conditions and so on.

The second generation of Enterprise points is notonly did not rise in price, glasses became cheaper. Now Google Glass corporate customers can order for less than a thousand dollars, which is $ 500 cheaper than the previous generation of smart glasses.


The new version of the AR-device from Google has received4-core Snapdragon XR1 chipset from Qualcomm. This processor was released by an American chip maker last year specifically for AR and VR devices. The processor is based on a 10-nanometer process technology, operates at frequencies up to 1.7 gigahertz. The chip has a built-in processing module for a person’s gaze; it tracks the position and gaze of six degrees of freedom. The processor also received an improved integrated graphics accelerator and many other advanced technologies related to deep machine learning.

On board smart glasses installed 3 gigabytesRAM standard LPDDR4, eMMC-drive 32 gigabytes. There is a Wi-Fi module, as well as fifth-generation Bluetooth. As for the camera, the novelty received a sensor of 8 megapixels, so that the video and photo capabilities of smart glasses improved. For voice control, the device is equipped with three sensitive microphones with narrow directivity, noises will not prevent them from recognizing the owner's heads. The touchpad is located on the darling (touch panel). From the interfaces there is a USB-C port. Autonomy for 8 hours of continuous operation provides a 820 mAh battery.

For safety built into the glassesfingerprint scanner, as well as a special sensor that recognizes whether wearing glasses. There is also a sensor that monitors the pupil. If a person is not focused on the projected data, then the sensors turn off the glasses. The glasses are also equipped with a camera recording indicator, this is done so that others can see if the camera is turned on or recording is in progress.

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