What Does Glass Do?

Everything from maps, voice search, and video calls to email, calendar, Google Now and photos are all packed into a tiny hands-free device that’s on when you need it and off when you don’t.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the main ways people are using it:

Search - Whether it’s translating a phrase into another language, or getting the solution to a tough math problem, Glass gets you the answers you want to the questions you ask it almost instantly (watch this video of some fun examples of Search on Glass).

Navigation - Glass will give you turn-by-turn directions to help you find the fastest route to your destination.

Gmail and Calendar - Gmail and Calendar are both available on Glass making checking email, or seeing when your next appointment is quick and easy.

Now cards - From the latest traffic update to work, to that delay in your flight, Google Now is about giving you just the right information at just the right time. On Glass it’s faster and easier than ever before.

Phone Calls & SMS - By connecting via bluetooth to your phone, Glass lets you easily and quickly call your contacts. It’s also great for speech-to-text transcription, making texting as fast as well... talking.

Photos, Videos and Video calls - Technology should bring people closer together by connecting us in the real world, not taking us out of it. Glass does this by letting you capture and share great moments without ever having to leave them.

Glassware is what we call the services that developers build for Glass. Just like the applications you find on your smartphone, Glassware is available to install via a person’s MyGlass page. We have announced eight Glassware partners today. They are Path, Evernote, CNN, New York Times, Twitter, Facebook, Elle and Tumblr.