Google Glass Will Have 5MP Camera, 720p Video Recording, One-Day Battery Life


Google has been keen to show us what Google Glass can do, and this week the company revealed the specifications behind the magic. In addition to a 5-megapixel camera capably of recording 720p video, the snazzy spectacles will pack 16GB of internal storage, and a 640×360 display that is the “equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away,” according to Google.

12GB of the 16GB will be usable — the rest will presumably be taken up by the Google Glass OS. But the device will offer “Google cloud storage,” believed to be Google Drive, which will let you sync content over a wireless network.

Google Glass will also have adjustable nose pads and a frame that will “fit any face.” Audio will come from a bone conduction transducer, which will send vibrations to your ear through your bones. As for battery life, you can expect one full day with typical use, but intensive tasks like video recording could cut that down a bit.

Google Glass will charge via micro USB — just like most smartphones — but Google says “Glass is designed and tested with the included charger in mind. Use it and preserve long and prosperous Glass use.”

Glass will have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which will allow you to connect to “any Bluetooth-capable phone,” and there will also be a “MyGlass” app for Android devices, which will enable GPS and SMS support.