How Smart Glasses Can Be Used in Everyday Life

With all the recent headlines, you’d think that smart glasses are only useful in the healthcare industry, but they’re not. Smart glasses can be used for all sorts of things, and can actually be quite handy for everyday things.

In this post, I’m going to go over some of the ways that smart glasses can be used in everyday life and how they can be helpful. If you own a pair of smart glasses, then this post is obviously not for you. This post is for those of you who are considering purchasing a pair of smart glasses like Google Glass, but aren’t exactly sure how you can implement it into your daily life. Anyway, let’s begin.

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Creating Videos and Taking Pictures

One of the most basic, but awesome things about smart glasses with cameras is that you can use them to create videos and take pictures. Google Glass has a great camera that can be activated via a button or voice commands. Not having to reach into a pocket to grab a phone to snap a quick a picture is extremely convenient.  So, one way you can use smart glasses in everyday life is for taking pictures and videos.

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Answer Calls, Emails and Messages

With most smart glasses, you can use them to answer calls, emails and text messages. Not only is being able to answer phone calls without reaching for your phone convenient, but being able to answer messages by voice is also pretty awesome. If you’re a person who constantly has their hands full, then you’ll find this incredibly handy.

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Quick Navigation

It totally depends on the brand of smart glasses, but some of them have GPS and navigation abilities. One of the pairs of smart glasses that has navigation is Google Glass and it’s incredibly handy. With directions and navigation on Google Glass, you have directions readily available slightly above your line of sight with audio indicators.

You don’t have to worry about tinkering with dashboard GPS devices. All you have to do is say the location you want to go to, and follow the directions.

Better Cooking

If you’re not an expert cook or if you are tired of eating the same stuff, then smart glasses might be able to help you in this area. With smart glasses or Google Glass, you can have a different meal every day and learn new things.

Other smart glasses might be limited in this area, but there are a plethora of apps available on Google Glass that can help you learn how to cook and that can walk you through the process of creating a good dish.  With cooking apps for smart glasses, you just have to select a recipe, check your ingredients, and the apps will walk you through the preparation and cooking process (usually step-by-step).

If there’s one thing I can appreciate about smart glasses, it’s how easy they have made it to follow a recipe. Everything is displayed conveniently in front of you and you don’t have to worry about looking away from what you’re creating.

Smart glasses are definitely handy in everyday life when it comes to cooking.

Make Exercise More Entertaining

Exercise is pretty boring, especially if you’re the type who exercises every day. Well, smart glasses can help make exercising a tad bit more interesting. Not only can most smart glasses play normal media like music, but some of them (Google Glass) have a decent selection of fitness apps available. Some of the apps on Google Glass allow you to track your stats and others turn exercising into a fun game.

On Google Glass, there’s an application that turns a normal run into a zombie adventure and there will soon be an app available for Google Glass that allows you to race yourself. Overall, smart glasses can be used in everyday life to make exercise a tad bit more interesting and entertaining.

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Keep up With the News

It can be hard to keep up with the news when you’re constantly on the move and have things to do. Good news is, smart glasses can help you keep up with the news.

Smart glasses like the Moverio BT-200 allow you to browse the web, so you can visit whatever news site you want, when you want. You can even view news clips.

Google Glass has a good selection of news apps . The apps are usually for a specific news site, but most of them send you the most popular headlines and some even read a summary of the story aloud.

Smart glasses can definitely be useful in everyday life when it comes to keeping up with what is going on around the world.

Conclusion

So, those are some of the ways that smart glasses can be used in everyday life. You can use them to take pictures, answer calls, for navigation, cooking, exercise and more. If you enjoyed this post, then feel free to spread it around and to share it with other people.

Josh P

About Josh P

I'm a tech enthusiast and master procrastinator that currently resides in Saint Louis. My days are usually spent reading and writing, but I do enjoy gaming occasionally as well.

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August 18, 2014