Thursday, May 16, 2013

Google Glass Review: Not Ideal for Safe Driving?

As of the moment, using Google Glass while driving remains legal in California. However, use of the same might be banned in the future due to several safety driving issues. Therefore, you better enjoy using it while it is still legal.

While some lucky users are enjoying the luxury of using Google Glass Explorer Edition, the test version of the Google’s highly anticipated smart glasses, apparently did not pleased some reviewers’ censorious judging that much during a test out.

Recent reports have it that The Verge’s Sean Hollister decided to test out Google Glass on a road trip from Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California to the San Jose Airport. Unfortunately, the tech giant’s glass did not get a good review after he found several flaws with the device.

During his joy ride, Hollister turned on his smart phone into a Wi-Fi hot spot and tethered it to Google Glass. He reportedly tried to use Google Maps to get directions to the airport. The navigation worked well but Hollister wasn’t that impressed with its display. He claimed that he had a hard time seeing the directions since the display was not bright enough particularly when looking out the car window. He argued that he still had to either glance up at his car’s ceiling or put a hand behind the display cube in order to see the map clearly.

Also, Hollister likewise criticized the gadget’s ability to make a call. He said that for one to make a call, the number that the user is calling must be synced with his or her smart phone. He likewise voiced out his concerns about the inconvenience of making and answering calls. Although it is very easy to answer or make calls, the device’ speaker wasn’t loud enough to hear the call over the road noise.

Moreover, when taking pictures, you have to look directly at the object that you are photographing. Therefore, the only safest object to photograph is no other than the roadway where you are driving.

At present, the ability of Google glass to search for information is very minimal. In addition, other previous reviews have also noted the device’s minor gripes such as inability to send messages with adult language.

Essentially, all the said facts apparently make that high tech glass dangerous to use when operating a vehicle. Therefore, a Los Angeles car crash attorney is pretty worried that at the time of the highly anticipated device’s release date comes, the glass might be no longer legal to use in cars. In fact, some bars and strip clubs have already banned the device while legislators in West Virginia are likewise seeking for ways to include the glass in its texting-while-driving prohibitions.