Yes, I have been a Google Glass explorer since Monday. Some observations….

1. I didn’t really have to adjust them. I haven’t moved the nose pads at all. Of course, I have to move the prism slightly to see the whole picture.

2. I decided I want to get my prescription lenses in and ordered the frames to do so which I received yesterday. I am momentarily off to the eye glass store for that. I am in somewhat of a dilemma as to what to get. I was considering single vision versus my normal progressive. I believe I am going to go with the progressives. I am not going to do my normal Transition lens thing though. I am afraid they might interfere with the eye sensor when they go dark. I am going to hope someone comes out with clipons which have the cutout for the eye piece.

3. I took a couple of days to get used to the interface since I am not an Android guy. (More on that later.) I believe I have most of it now though.

4. I discovered early on that Glass does not connect to a WPA2-Enterprise network. Fortunately, I found an app for that. GlassWifiConnect.

5. In order to get the above to work, I had to learn how to “side load” apps. I found this explanation to be very helpful though I did have to fill in a few blanks. I don’t know if that is just because I couldn’t follow the instructions exactly or there really are some missing steps. In any case, I found the explanation very helpful, and I was able to figure it out.

6. I have been a iPhone guy since the very first one! I don’t know that will change, but because of needing to do the above, I found out that the Android IDE in Eclipse based and programming language is Java. Both of which I know. I may need to change my religion! I am seriously considering adding a line with an Android phone. Not only because of this but SMS and GPS seem to be compatibility issues with iPhone.

7. In addition to side loading the above. I also side loaded SpeedHud and Drive Safe for Glass. I’m still experimenting with them. I am having some issues. I believe some may be related to my iPhone versus Android thing. Between getting heads up turn by turn directions and these two apps and others to come, I hope states don’t legislate these away. I agree that texting and email and movie watching and other such distracting applications should be illegal while driving. However, if you ban Glass altogether to stop these abuses, you eliminate the important legitimate uses as well. I’ll already have a blog entry on this so that I will stop there.

Anyway, interesting so far. There is yet much exploring to do.

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Last Modified: February 22, 2014

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