Now with just a simple glance you can view your notifications on Google Glass


Google is in the process of developing and testing a new feature for Glass, the world’s most advanced piece of wearable technology. The recently developed experimental functionality is currently being rolled out to all Explorers via an OTA software update, once installed users will be able to view incoming notifications by simply glancing at the screen, instead of having to nod their head or tap  the touchpad whenever the traditional notification chime is heard.

Evidently Google is attempting to make Glass as simple, natural, productive and efficient as possible with this latest update. Let’s face it, nobody wants to nod or tap the side of their head mid-way through a face to face conversation in order to quickly check the email they’ve just received – it’s much easier and, well, less weird, to just glance up into the right-hand corner of their eye to swiftly view the notification without drawing too much attention to themselves.

The 'Notification Chime'.

The ‘Notification Chime’.

Anyone running build XE17.3 or above of the Glass operating system can take full advantage of this newly-implemented feature, but it’s important to bear in mind that it’s still in ‘experimental’ phase, so there may be a few minor bugs present. If you wish to activate ‘Notification Glance’ simply head into Settings, then tap the On button. You will then have to calibrate Glass to detect your eye line, so it can recognize when you have viewed the notification. It’s a fairly simple process, but can take a bit of time to get right.

If you do happen to run into any issues when attempting to configure Notification Glance, head on over to Google’s official announcement post on G+ and post in the comments section, where members of the Support team and Glass community will do their very best to help you resolve the problem.