Google Glass returns with a focus on enterprises

One of Google's biggest flops returns to the enterprise

What do you think of the newfangled Google Glass Enterprise Edition?

Google Glass has returned not as a personal device but, as Forbes magazine noted, as a business tool, created to help workers in specific fields like manufacturing, logistics, and health care. After two years in development, Glass Enterprise Edition is now available to businesses through a network of partners.

The Glass Enterprise Edition glasses are lighter and more "comfortable for long term wear".

The device now has more power and improved battery life. - Google's parent company has come up with the revamped product. GE mechanics use Glass to view instructions with images and animations, which has increased efficiency since they no longer have to stop work to check their binders.

For an idea of Glass' new lease on life, Google points to Agco, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment.

Companies like General Electric, DHL, Samsung and Volkswagen as well as a multitude of healthcare companies, researchers and electronics firms, have been part of developing the next-gen Glass over the last 2 years. Hit the link for more details.


Throughout this time, Google has worked with select partners to make Glass more useful in their factories and on their production lines.

Despite the success of AR and VR tech in the consumer market, Glass will be exclusively developed for the business sector, and, as far as we know, there are no plans yet to expand beyond that.

It's been five years since Google co-founder Sergey Brin introduced Google Glass to the world, delivered by sky-divers over Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Alphabet is making Glass Enterprise Edition available to more businesses through its partners, and while it's great to see the wearable find its groove in the enterprise, it's unlikely we'll see a consumer-facing variant anytime soon.

Google stated the examples of DHL, where employees in the supply chain process used Glass for scanning items from racks before moving them into totes or bins or carts to be shipped.

Doctors at California providers Dignity Health and Sutter Health are using Glass-plus-Augmedix to interact with patients while remotely taking notes. It's called Enterprise Edition and, just like its name suggests, it is designed with business users in mind. Alphabet's project managers were pretty confident about the new Google Glass, as it offers assistive information for operations and therefore enhances productivity.

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