Saturday, July 20, 2013

Google Glass vs GlassUp: Specs Fight



Google Glass now has a rival. An Italian company has introduced an alternative to Google Glass called GlassUp. Let’s see if GlassUp really has a competition against Google Glass or not.
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Google Glass
GlassUp
Winner

Display
640 x 360
320 x 240
Google Glass

Camera
5 MP 720p
NA
Google Glass

Voice Control
Bone Conduction Transducer
NA, Touch-pad to be used
Google Glass

Wifi
802.11b/g
NA
Google Glass

Bluetooth
4.0
4.0
Both

Battery
Less than GlassUp
Standby: 150 hours
Normal Usage: 8 hours
Google Glass

OS
Android
Android
Both

GPS
Yes
Yes
Both

Lens
prescription glasses experiments in progress
Cannot be used as prescription glasses
Google Glass

Connectivity
Bluetooth, Wifi
Bluetooth
Google Glass

Charger Cord
Micro USB
Mini USB
Both

Weight
36 Grams
65 Grams
Google Glass

Smartphone
Not required
Required
Google Glass

Sensors
Gyroscope, Accelerometer & Magnetometer
Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient light sensor, Precision altimeter
GlassUp

Price
$1,500 (Rs. 90,000)
$399 (Rs. 23,940)
GlassUp


So after comparing both devices, you must have realized that there is actually no competition between Google Glass and GlassUp and the obvious Winner is Google Glass but that doesn’t mean that Google should not be worried about GlassUp. Unlike Google, GlassUp is a fresh new startup and has already started working on updates of GlassUp and it is sure that if GlassUp manages to overcome or even equal the specs of Google Glass, GlassUp will be first choice of middle class people who cannot afford Google Glass. So in a way, we can say that GlassUp is currently poor man’s Google Glass.

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