Google Glass iOS (teaser 001)

If you’re among early adopters who dropped $1,500 for a Google Glass when Google for a single day opened up its Glass Explorer program to everyone, you’ll be delighted to learn that your pricey smart googles will soon be able to display notifications for incoming iPhone text messages in your field of vision.

In addition, a new Calendar card will also launch later this week, allowing you to interact with calendar items on your timeline.

Google’s recently upgraded its Glass software to Android KitKat, allowing them to “bring you faster updates” so these upcoming goodies are part of the new rapid development and roll-out process…

According to a post by the Glass team over at Google+, iPhone users won’t be able to reply to incoming text messages from their Glass “due to some limitations with iOS.”

Receiving iPhone SMS on the Glass won’t require a special software – you’ll simply go to your iPhone’s Bluetooth settings and turn on ‘Show Notifications’ for your paired Glass to have new text messages appear as notifications on your Glass.

As for the Calendar Glassware, enabling it on the Glassware tab in MyGlass lets you see your agenda to the left of the home screen.

“Tap a calendar card from your timeline and you can change the title, time, location, and RSVP as well as delete the event or dismiss it from your timeline,” writes Google.

Google Glass happy couple

Both updates will become available “later this week” so keep your eyes peeled.

Both features will probably require an update to Google’s companion Glass iOS app, MyGlass, available as a free download in the App Store.

Here are six ways ‘Google Screwed Up Google Glass,’ according to Forbes.

  • I’ll donate one of my kidneys….Anybody? it’s only 1500$.
    I need this tech.

    • Keshoa

      It’ll be cheaper soon..

      • James Gunaca

        I want more function first, not just a lower price. And a better form factor.

    • James Gunaca

      As someone who loves tech and has tried Google Glass, I can’t see why anyone without an insane amount of disposable income would want one of these. The mileage you’ll get out of a Retina MacBook Pro spec’d out for under $1,500 is light years beyond what Glass can do for you.

      The only thing Glass really does right now, is give you a screen that you awkwardly look at in the corner of your field of view. You still have to swipe the side of it, pair it with your phone, charge it every day and so on. I just don’t see the value exchange in the favor of the user right now…you’re forking over $1,500 for tech that will be half the price in a year and probably still lacking capability.

      Unless of course you are a developer…then you probably need one to develop for it.

  • So now google will be looking at my text messages 😛

    • James Gunaca

      Just like Apple, NSA, Facebook and whoever?

  • Rowan09

    Why would anyone need to see their SMS in front of their eyes is beyond me. I understand people want to always be connected, but not this much.

  • Conanap

    some jailbreak developer really needs to start working on a tweak (if you can call it that) to integrate the iOS as well as the Android can =p

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