Missing Google Glass

Distance makes the heart grow fonder

So it has been two days since sending my Google Glass back for a replacement. I am almost embarrassed to admit it but I am really missing Google Glass. There I said it. Phew!!! A weight has seemingly been lifted…

In that admission, I think I have summarized the potential impact wearable technology like Google Glass can have in your day to day life.

I wore Google Glass for just over a month. Wearing it all day, everyday, only taking it off to charge it and to sleep. I knew it would work for things like dealership videos, photos which is what my #ifihadglass was based upon. I wanted to wear them all the time and not just take them out of my drawer when it was time to shoot a video. That is what a camera is for. Not what Glass is for…  I wanted to see if it could truly be a viable extension of my smartphone. In short, I believe it did.

Wired at the Hip Head

I came to appreciate Glass for things such as the Twitter and Path Apps, Breaking CNN News App from Tumblr ( weird right? I know). I learned of the SFO 777 crash, Tsarnaev pleading not guilty, the Zimmerman verdict and most recently the birth of George Alexander via CNN Breaking News Glass. Before Glass I would have learned of these events by twitter, RSS or Yahoo homepage.

Sometimes it is the little things

While those apps are all great, and I found value in having them,  it is some of the smaller things such as a heads up clock that I also miss. It is seems small and insignificant but I don’t wear a watch and sometimes my kids have my phone when we are out and about. For me to be able to get the time with a tap of Glass was one of the little things I came to appreciate.

I also appreciate the camera, for both video and photos. I snapped tons of photos some of which were on the fly moments, ones that I had to fish my phone out of my pocket and open up the camera, and shoot I may have missed. Now I know some are calling Glass a glorified camera and while it is a great feature, Glass is so much more to me.

I’ve waited for Glass once, now I wait again.

Based upon my estimations, I should have my replacement pair within a week. I could have travelled back to NYC to get replacement in person but my work schedule would not allow it. I had to send it all the way to Mountain View via UPS… Ground… Sniffle. Good news is that once they arrive, they will processed and sent back overnight. Like Jennifer Love Hewitt I Can’t Hardly Wait









Needless to say, I will be thrilled to have them back. I have big plans for my Glass.  While they may not be as ground breaking as some of the ways other #glassexplorers may be using Glass. I think I have some interesting usage scenarios. I have already done a dealership walkthrough video of Colonial Volkswagen of Westborough ( see video below), a how to get to Colonial Buick GMC video ( which may seem silly, but from the Mass Pike Westbound our Buick GMC is very tricky to get to) as well as vehicle feature videos.


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Training BJJ with Google Glass

So last night was the first night I was able to use my new Google Glass in an Intro to BJJ at WorcesterMMA. I was a bit nervous that they may overheat as the temperature was high so I kept the video footage short.

I have to say during warmups I was amazed with how well Glass stayed on my head. I told a teammate that they actually stayed on better than my regular glasses.

Through the first two weeks with Glass I have been thrilled with comfort and fit and last night was no exception.

I recorded the warmup, Coach Dan explaining the technique we would be drilling and first person of me doing the technique and it being executed on me. I think that from a drilling and instructional standpoint, Glass can really make an impact with certain BJJ techniques.

See the video for full recap of me training BJJ with Google and check back for more as I will be recording more in the future.

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