Google’s high-tech specs bounced back into the headlines on Friday when the company released a video shot by someone wearing the special glasses while using a trampoline.
The 15-second video was posted on Google+ this week, alongside a bunch of photos also taken with the specs.
Shot in 720p, viewers get to see a point-of-view shot of someone (presumably not Sergey Brin, though who knows?) wearing the glasses while bouncing up and down on a trampoline, throwing in a few backflips for good measure. And yes, the specs stay on.
The video (you can check it out below) displays none of the glasses’ expected augmented reality features – so no on-screen information about local weather conditions, no location shown on Google Maps and no ads featuring trampoline stores in the area.
Up to now Google has given little indication as to when the smartphone-on-your-face spectacles might be launched – engineers no doubt still has much work to do on their development and design. There is also a dearth information regarding possible price, though we wouldn’t be surprised to see them costing around the same as a high-end smartphone.
After much speculation about the possibility of Google working on the creation of futuristic specs, the company finally came clean last month, announcing it was indeed developing AR glasses. Calling its endeavor Project Glass, Google said in a blog post that its plan is to “help you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment.”
The Mountain View company has some competition though – soon after it announced Project Glass, sunglasses maker Oakley piped up and said it too has been working on producing a pair of AR glasses. Oakley said it’s been developing its specs for the last 15 years. Let’s hope Google doesn’t take that long with its own design.