Remember Google Glass? Google has announced a new version of its Glass augmented reality headset, this time with a business focus.
Google is positioning the newly launched Glass as a workplace wearable – rather than a mainstream consumer product.
Workers can use Glass to access checklists, view instructions or send inspection photos or videos, Google says their enterprise customers have reported faster production times, improved quality, and reduced costs after using Glass.
The wearable glasses have a new processor, an improved camera, a USB-C port for faster charging, and a variety of other updates. Each pair costs $999 USD, which is around £789.
Glass Enterprise Edition has helped workers in a variety of industries—from logistics, to manufacturing, to field services—do their jobs more efficiently by providing hands-free access to the information and tools they need to complete their work said Jay Kothari, Project Lead, Glass, according to a blog post.
VR and AR have been hotly tipped to revolutionise the workplace for a few years – but uptake has been low. It will be interesting to see if Google’s new offering helps to open the potential of AR to businesses around the world. Watch this space.