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post #13 of Old 11-21-2013
BarryL
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Re: Google Glass and it's effect on sailing

Hey,

This could be a big benefit. When I am sailing, the LAST place I like to be is behind the wheel. But that is where most chart plotters are located. So to see that information you need to be somewhere in the back of the boat. Having a hands free way of viewing information could be very useful. With google glass you could be sitting in the side decks and have all the plotter information right in front of your eyes. I know that most modern plotters will now stream the display to an android or iOS device, but that's something you need to hold in your hand, that can easily get dropped, wet, or otherwise broken. I do use my phone to run a lite plotting program but having more information would be a benefit.

Do I think this will be a game changer? No. However, it certainly will be useful. I image that short handed sailors, especially racers, and others like that will be using it.

Barry

Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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