Google Glass, the $1,500 augmented reality eyewear is to receive another update to make it even more mainstream. The tech giant is updating the device with a latest feature called Sound Search, which allows this wearable computing device to work like Shazam or SoundHound. Thus, your Glass can now discover any song playing in the vicinity.
In a statement Ed Sanders, Google Glass’s director of marketing said, “With these new features, we’re now building a great music experience on Glass, whether you’re a classical music professor, an acclaimed sound engineer and hip hop producer, or someone who wants to listen to their favorite tunes anytime, anywhere.”
Google is even launching a set of earbud headphones in addition to the new music feature. These earbud headphones are specially designed for Glass. The headphones will cost $85 and will be available in the market by month’s end.
Financial Review reported that these new features will expand Glass’s practical use and they will further address doubts regarding the success of this augmented reality eyewear from Google in the consumer market. Glass features, till date, are mostly centered on the practical use such as providing easier access to the wearer’s home route, ability to book hotels and reserve restaurants etc.
Besides, the tech giant is continuously expanding the reach of its augmented reality device. According to market experts, Google is doing so with the intention of estimating public’s interest as well as to measure the features request from consumers in a wider scale.
According to their earlier announcement, Google Glass allows current Explore members to invite a maximum of three friends to have their own AR eyewear from Google. The new Explore members too have to pay $1,500, the same entry-level fee paid by early adopters, to explore the surrounding world through the augmented reality Glass.
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