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FYI: GGlass at sea

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Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

I was offered a developer version of the glasses like 6 months ago. Just did not see enough benefit to pay for them. Seems they could be tied in very nicely with on board electronics though.
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Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

I think a smart watch tied into boat instruments looks more useful than Google Glass (and it is probably easier to see in bright sunshine too).
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Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

This is where Google Glass can come into its own. Becoming a HUD display for all types of sports.

What they need to sell the concept is to show it on a racing yacht where the helmsman has full charting, wind instruments and overlayed position of the next mark/waypoint etc. maybe even a feed from a bow or masthead camera.

Thats what I want! Like a fighter jet pilots helmet I want the total control right in my face. It doesnt matter if it still needs a wire or two for power.

If Google would stop stuffing around with things that will never be legal, like using it driving, or impossible like walking with only 35 minutes battery time, then there could be a real marketing on useful applications.

Certainly the vital point is it will be great to have. I just dont want to wait another 10 years for it to be good enough and cheap enough.
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I think a smart watch tied into boat instruments looks more useful than Google Glass (and it is probably easier to see in bright sunshine too).
Well I think the watch would work well for repeating wind instruments, but not chart plotter. Seems it could be really good for a whole team, especially if you had a watch like display that was perhaps a bit bigger, along the lines of say 3 inches. You could have scrolling instructions as well. Better than shouting, and would not give away your intentions to the competition. Could be good for a husband/wife team during anchoring.
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This is where Google Glass can come into its own. Becoming a HUD display for all types of sports.

What they need to sell the concept is to show it on a racing yacht where the helmsman has full charting, wind instruments and overlayed position of the next mark/waypoint etc. maybe even a feed from a bow or masthead camera.

Thats what I want! Like a fighter jet pilots helmet I want the total control right in my face. It doesnt matter if it still needs a wire or two for power.

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It's my guess that the Navy and commercial interests will get the hud helmet first. I can see both Con & Flight Deck Officer wearing them on the bridge of an aircraft carrier. Probably good for Cargomaster on a freighter, too. How long to trickle down to the private sector I don't know, but I'll bet some talented hardware & software hackers could work wonders with a set of VR goggles. If they haven't already. 8-)
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Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

For me the price will have to drop, $1500 for what is an accessory display seems a bit much, especially with the short battery life. I suppose you should be able to hook up a bigger battery via a cable and have it on a belt holster.
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Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

Oh goody goody goody. Another bit of tech designed to take one's attention away from the real world and immerse us deeper in the virtual one. I can imagine some cretin running down a channel at 20 knots with his attention split between his heads up display, a couple of other gadgets that aren't interfaced into it yet, and a tiny bit of attention on the real world. I'm going to feel so much safer out there on the water, yes I am. Thanks, Google.
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Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

Mark,

It's already here... Well it's already in pre-sales. AFTERGUARD | Heads Up Display for Sailing
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Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

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Mark,

It's already here... Well it's already in pre-sales. AFTERGUARD | Heads Up Display for Sailing
Thanks for the heads-up, Greg.

I think I read in Scientific American some years ago that what is available in the marketplace is 5 years behind what the guys in the labs are working on. We are +becoming+ Borg.

"Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated."

---Locutus of Borg
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