Why wearable techs for the future?


iPhone first generation

2007 was the year when Apple introduced the first smartphone to the world “The original iPhone”. Since Apple had claimed the invention of a capacitive touch screen phone that made millions of peoples’ lives so much easier. This has been recognized as one of the most unprecedented eras in the history of the technology world today. Awarded “The invention of the year” in December 2007 issue.


iPhone first generation and iPhone 5S Space Gray

The smartphone industry has reached in every corners of life and all walks of life where we never get to experience things like that before; many people for instance are able to surf through the net wirelessly and away from home, keeping up to date with friends and family and follow the news. People today cannot simply deny the fact that such a mobile device is more than an option to have it, but when you use it, it seems like you really need it where ever and whenever you go in other words a mobile device becomes second nature to you.


If you want to know more about google glass please do check out one of my earlier blog posts on my blog.


In this blog today, we are going to be discussing about wearable tech stuff. We may all know that google glass exists right despite heavy rumours about an array of smart watches heating up in the market like the upcoming Apple iWatch.


Me wearing google glass.

Google glass seems to be the only computerized eyewear product line appearing in the spotlight coming into the market(at least for now). They are available through google as you register to become one of the explorers or developers and can be purchased on ebay. The google glass is currently in beta version and is being tested by 1000s of people worldwide.

Google glass as one of the wearable technologies today has stretched deeper into the areas of efficiency and productivity where it can be improvised mainly for people as they work and play. Google glass is a break through idea that changes a lot of things the way we approach our day to day activities. As you wear the google glass you will use them to guide where you want to go or how you want it to help you. (e.g. start by saying “Okay glass” then it will have the on screen prompt while it will start listening to you directly, next, say something like “start video recording” and the Google glass just does that for you. Easy!) Google glass can define how you interpret your ideas to other people with an improved clarity if you show them what you saw or experienced or what kind of information you want to give out. This eyewear also gives people a better sense of privacy since that there is no way a person can look over a person’s shoulder with google glass.

Some uses of the Google glass can be used for navigation, quick browsing the web, snap a photo or may even be an online magazine, you name it.


For the disabled

A few days ago I had a person who asked me about how useful could Google glass revolutionize the way it would guide the immobility people and I stopped and thought about it for a few moments. I thought it isn’t really a bad idea after all but a good one, but from what I can say about the computerized eyewear is that it minimizes the effort to utilize it as mainly as an internet browser, video recorder, camera and navigation. A smartphone may be one idea to get the information you might need but having a high tech glass lens on your eye and then the next second you get that information quickly.

Say if a person is paralysed then it does not limit too much for him or her to be able to use Google glass, since the person could only use voice or use the capacitive touch pad in glass for finger swipe to navigate when their arms are useable.

For the businessmen

Google glass would indeed be a useful accessory for the business people. It is mostly useful to keep them well organized and on track with their daily agendas. The information a person could be finding will get to them instantaneously; just right in front of their eye by talking to glass. Excellent device for presentations so a business person will be able to keep track at what message he/she is trying to deliver to the audience.

Wearing google glass for business in my opinion is deemed professional and therefore it improvises productivity as well as efficiency. It’s a useful tool that allows your hands to have more freedom.

For the fun

If the Google glass were for the other users like you then it offers you an exhilarating experience as you would use for a purpose or for some personal interest. You will get to experience the things around you like no other people has ever experienced before. You will use it at any part in life and it acts like a third eye for you. What we mean by third eye is that you can take pictures or video record from the very first person point of view and never have to worry about activating the camera but instead you just use your voice and say “start video recording” or even saying “take a picture”

This computerized eyewear is perfect for traveling, happy lifestyle, or may even be for demonstrating your talents or skills to other people. There are always people around you who are interested in your experience especially if it is just the normal google glass experience.


-Google glass requirements:


  • Smartphone with a downloaded glass app (latest iOS firmware or the latest Anroid firmware)
  • Gmail account
  • Developers account (optional)



Google glass is both hardware and software combined together as a wearable accessory that offers easy guidance to get people around especially in work places. This particular device in a computerized eyewear industry will become less than an optional device just like how mobile devices have become a useful personal accessory to a person over the past two decades.


Screen Toughness comparisons vs. our Gravity.

Whether we are at home, work or at a college, there are touch screens everywhere. We take our phones or tablets with us where ever we go. The mobile devices are used for various reasons to efficiently communicate within the communications network. Only one thing that raises the issue of this topic is “broken screens” and how we go about rectifying these common everyday problems.

There are at least two kinds of smartphone users; those that are careless while the rest are cautious:
People that are not cautious about their phones are prone to dropping their smartphone devices and their chances of damaging the screen is pretty high depending on how it lands and how it falls from a certain height. The smartphones today without a protective case are exposed to grazes, chaffing, scratched and being chipped but the worse of all is having the screen shattered. Cracked screens have always been a nightmarish sensation for so many people worldwide especially if it has been bought straight off the shelf. This could be why people in common have not given themselves a time to think of solutions before any unattractive happening to their luxury hand set.

People who care for their phones usually add extra protections to their devices especially if it is an affordable mobile device. A good protective case ranges on an average price of US$10 to US$20. An expensive case is for people who are likely to be away from home and do vigorous activities or working in industrial work places. A common recommendation for an average user would be a case that protects the phone from having a shattered screen.
Most smartphone screens are either made of gorilla glass or plastic. Usually the high to mid end smartphones are made of gorilla glass:

Corning Gorilla Glass cover is made of some substrate layers of chemically strengthened glass which is 20 times harder than any standard glass and 30 times harder than plastic as well. It is known for its high levels of scratch resistance but usually won’t survive as it impacts the ground which causes the glass to shatter (or crack).

Plastic screen displays are made of substrate layers of hardened plastic. It is only considered durable when you throw the phone or drop it and it is still hard wearing despite being scratched or chipped. Some people are self-contented with plastic if they like basic features within the phone that does not break as easily as the phones with gorilla glass. Plastic screen phones are an ideal recommendation for basic mobile users hence the price tag on an affordable phone.

However the sapphire crystal glass has newly emerged into the mobile market since Apple Inc. is the first company to ever complete an acquisition for high quality glass. Research claims that sapphire crystal glass may have the similar durability in comparison to plastic screens and more hardwearing than the gorilla glass today. Sapphire crystal glass is a breakthrough concept for future smart devices including tablet computers.

Here are a couple of videos demonstrating about the uses of the gorilla glass and sapphire crystal glass. To see how you would conclude about what kind of smartphone you would have in the future.