It goes without saying that a Google Glass update is all it takes to trap your attention. Kind as we are, we do not use it to ambush you into a nonsensical release. What we do have here is indeed an update, one that may bring out the rare common-man benefit from the Google Glass angle. The latest addition allows wearers to view public transit directions on the device in real-time, thus keeping away the prospect of getting lost or astray. The directions offered will include details such as where one should transfer to another bus or train as well as time estimates of how long one may take to reach a destination. This, surely, takes Google Maps and puts it on wearable eyewear. One may argue that the price of the glass automatically proves that it isn’t what a public transport patron would use, but then we did see the mighty Sergey Brin riding the New Your City subway, wearing the device, some time ago. Was he checking this feature out? We will never know, nor do we care, since it’s everyone’s for the taking now.
The $1,500 Google Glass has pretty much been in the headlines in recent time. We do hope that the more affordable version of it comes more sooner than later in 2014. Till then, hope you walk upon a huge bag of money.
[Via - Mashable]