The next generation of modern technology might just be coming up soon – that is, wearable computing. With the fierce clash of the two big competitors, Google and Apple, in this field, consumers should be expecting some major shifts in their perspective of smart technology by now. But, between Google Glass and iWatch, which really is something worth trying out in the future?
Wrist Vs. Face: which is better?
Location-wise, Apple’s iWatch is the obvious target, as the wrist has been witness to the rise of technology ever since the wristwatch era. With a lot of people being used to wearing gadgets on their wrists, it is a lot easier to visualize the iWatch coming to life – and could possibly even surpass the capacities of most smart phones these days. However, when you think about it, the iWatch only shifts the power of smart technology to your wrist, only it offers a much smaller display.
On the other hand, the Google Glass might be something close to ambitious, but proves to become an overall great leap to technology once it happens, as it brings smart technology to your visual field. This means that because net information will just be a lot easier and more convenient to retrieve, this technology could reduce your tasks from what would take 12 seconds to less than 3 seconds. If the iWatch might happen, it would take some time for people to get used to using a computer on their face, though.
Google Glass: convenience at its best
Considering the number of times a user checks his smarthphone in a day, Google Glass could potentially save its users 13 minutes daily. That’s equivalent to 80 hours in a year, and two full weeks of work. Since technology is already so much closer than your fingertips, information retrieval might just as well be our brain’s extension. Imagine how you can do away with retrieving your phone from your pockets and instead, just tilt your head and command the device with “OK Glass”.
Not anytime soon
With the technological advancements Google Glass has got in store for its expectant users, it turns out that it might still have a long way to go in definitely existing in the market compared to the iWatch. People might even consider using the iWatch more than the seemingly revolutionary Glass, if fashion and the awkward in-your-face interaction are taken into account.
These two digital creations may transcend modern technology into so many degrees. With the promises Google Glass ensures us, it would surely take humanity and its ability to a whole new level. And when it surpasses the cultural hurdle it might face, then iWatch will probably just have to stay in the shelves.