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Google Glass To Soon Support iPhones For Navigation And Text Messages

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Google Glass, the extensive futuristic accessory from Google, will soon allow iPhone users to access navigation and text messaging features, according to a new report by TechCrunch. Currently, the iPhone users are unable to get turn-by-turn directions through Glass but soon, the device will be able to work with any iPhone over Bluetooth or use any Wi-Fi connection to get online.

While Glass has a built-in compass, it doesn’t have its own GPS receiver and depends on the phone to provide it with location data. Also, Glass users need to have a tethering plan for their phones to connect the device to the internet. Since Glass is just another device that uses your phone’s personal hotspot feature, it shouldn’t depend on any application that runs on your phone.

“To use text messaging and navigation on Google Glass, users currently have to pair it with an Android phone and install the Glass companion app on their phones. This will change very soon, however, one of the Google representatives in its New York office told me when I picked up my own unit yesterday afternoon. Glass, the Google employee told me, will soon be able to handle these features independent of the device the user has paired it to”.

Do you plan on buying a Google Glass when it become iPhone compatible?

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  • Seriously why would anyone get this, It should of been stand alone. Seriously its probably the biggest gimic out there. I guess if you are driving it would be useful like a bluetooth headset, but then it would be to distracting to drive.

  • It’s expensive and takes the douche factor to another level. Niche users will buy it, like people who jumped on Segways.

  • WatDah

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks this gimmick glass is stupid. Actually, on second thought, I would think people are stupid to think this glass is not a gimmick.

  • Jason

    I think its interesting, not that i would go and buy it but if i got it for free id use it once and a while. I think years down the line it will be as popular as the Bluetooth ear pieces. As price drops i could see carriers throwing it in for free or heavily subsidized on a 3yr contract/tab agreement.

  • WatDah

    Bluetooth ear pieces are not popular because people like it. People buy it because it will save them from getting a ticket. How many people do you really see wearing that thing all the time? I do not know a single person that does. Only when they’re driving or riding a bike.

  • Joseph

    Haha I don’t know how some of us are so ready to call it ‘douche-ey’ and gimmicky when we’ve all purchased some sort of useless accessory that we thought complimented our phone. Anywhere from an overpriced case, bluetooth headset, phone holster to compatible gloves and a bluetooth watch. They’re equally gimmicks based on their level of necessity.

  • Jason

    Again my point was that some people would find use of it if it were available for free or close too. I do still see a few people using the bluetooth headsets, not always in the car but sometimes while they are at the store, and more often then not its because it was free on contract. Now where did i say i think people would use this all the time.

    ” think years down the line it will be as popular as the Bluetooth ear pieces”

    By this i mean that we will see Google glasses as frequent as we see Bluetooth ear pieces.

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