New job post suggests Google could be working on a family of Glass products



It looks like Glass might be only a single component of Google’s future wearable strategy. The folks at Business Insider discovered a few new job posts on Google’s website which specifically mention “smart eyewear and other related products.” It’s tough to know exactly what Google means by that. Maybe they’ll finally be lumping Glass in with Android Wear smartwatches?

Or, Google could be planning an entire family of smart/connected wearables. We know the Google ATAP team seemed rather confident of a new wearable they’ll be introducing at Google I/O this year. According to their I/O session description, it will literally “blow your socks off.” Sounds intriguing enough even if we know nothing about it at the moment.

The wearable market seems to be a new focus with OEMs despite its difficulty gaining traction with consumers. Although convenient and helpful, it’s been tough to convince consumers — even some of the techies — that they need some of these products in their lives. With smartphones doing just about everything these days (monitoring heart rates, making mobile payments, keeping track of daily exercise) it’s going to be a tough sell.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Google going to play around until till it’s too late and crapple comes out with glasses and calls it their invention

    1. Given Apple’s walled gardens, I wouldn’t be surprised if beergoggles have more features than Apple’s iSight*

      *can I patent this name? I think it is wonderful and Apple would pay me to use it

      1. Nice try – iSight was the name of the Apple webcam. :)


        1. Really? Shucks! I knew it was gold…if I had it sooner I would be rich now! RICH I tell ya! :P

  2. Heard there was going to be a version for belt attachment called “Google Ass”?


  3. The problem is Google went about it wrong…

    They need to get people acclimated to glass first. They shouldve targeted doctors, engineers, retail personel in stores, nurses, etc..etc..where is seems ‘to make sense’ to have something like that ‘help’. Ocne enough time goes by that consumers are use to seeing it and arent as creeped put by it, then introduce it to the general public.

    1. That’s a fair point you have there. I still think that I will want Google Glass!!

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