Google Glass 2: Hands-free remote working
The Google Glass 2 is an augmented Reality smart glass aimed at businesses and business users. But what exactly is it, and why is the Google Glass 2 better than its predecessor, released in 2014? In this blog we explain it to you.
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Google Glass 2: The design
Unlike the original Glass, Glass for Enterprise Edition 2 is specifically designed for business users and offers several new features to improve collaboration, mobility, performance and efficiency in the workplace.
The Google Glass for Enterprise Edition 2 is lightweight, dust and water resistant. The Glass 2 has new safety frames that are sturdy enough for use in rugged industrial environments such as factory floors and construction sites.
Google has also added a bigger battery to the Glass 2, together with support for Android Enterprise Mobile Device Management to increase mobility and flexibility for deployed staff and remote users on the go.
In terms of appearance, the Google Glass 2 is one of the smallest AR headsets on the market right now. with The sleek, discreet and lightweight design makes the Headset barely noticeable when worn. The small display on the right side of the goggles is not directly in front of the eye, making it easy to with carry the goggles on at work.
Google Glass 2: Hardware Specifications
Although the appearance is not markedly different from the original Model, the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 still offers some major differences in performance. Here are some of the key features and specifications:
- Qualcomm XR1 Processor
- 640 pixels x 360 pixels RGB display
- 32 GB storage
- An 8MP camera
- 83 degrees (diagonal) field of view
- Up to 1080p30 video
- Three built-in microphones
- Up to 8 hours of battery life
The first difference to note about the Google Glass 2 is that it is built on the Qualcomm XR1 platform, giving it significantly more processing power than the original Model. The latest smart glasses also pack an 8-megapixel camera, a 640px x 360px RGB display, 32GB Memory, blink and wink sensors, and a USB-C port for wider functionality all around.
Another big difference with from the original is that the Enterprise for Glass 2 is built entirely on Android, making it much easier for developers* to build on, and for organizations to directly integrate existing applications and APIs.
Like its predecessor, the Glass for Enterprise 2 is fully voice-activated, meaning users who work on the front line or in other roles where freehand movement is essential, be able to use all device functions without affecting productivity.
* Looking for a software solution for the Google Glass 2? Check out our page with Google Glass 2 software partners.
Google Glass 2: Conclusion
Overall, it looks like the Google Glass 2 is doing a great job of putting Google back on the map as a reputable AR smart glasses supplier.
Although the original Glass proved unsuccessful for the consumer market, the glasses seem to be doing quite well in the enterprise smart glasses market, by providing large companies with the tools they need to compete as industry leaders.
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