There are a lot of varying opinions floating around the Internet about Google’s Project Glass from early adopters who were lucky enough to get their hands on a set, but regardless of how you feel about it, Google is turning a lot of heads with the technology.
The Glass heads-up display, or HUD, is unique from anything presently in the consumer space, which is probably why Google is taking care to ease us into this new tech with what is likely to be the first of many how-to videos. In “Glass How-To: Getting Started,” we’re shown how to navigate through the UI using gestures on the touchpad located on the side of the device.
These videos showing otherwise rudimentary tasks are made far more interesting by the unusual augmented reality platform. That we need a video to explain how to navigate left and right through the user interface is a testament to how forward thinking this product from Google’s X Lab is.
There are still a lot of barriers to address before Glass is ready for adoption by the masses. If you think it’s awkward standing next to someone with a Bluetooth headset while they seemingly talk to themselves, you may not like where this is going. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments.