After Google Glass failed to impress the world with all it had to offer, few expected Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) to start work on a new version of the product. Google plans to target new developments, with the glass at work program, making the device available for the workplace. If the Google Glass 2 can prove its worth in a working environment, a number of businesses are willing to buy into it. The question is: can Google deliver it this time? There are a number of features that the glass needs to improve on, some of which are outlined below.
What the initial device lacked the most was the promised number of battery hours. Even though the company initially wanted the glass to run for at least 24 hours, it was not able to deliver. The glass got drained out within 6 hours at the most. This is something that businesses just cannot tolerate since it would create periodic hindrances in the organizations.
The glass had the capability to record all sorts of sensitive data and keep a log of the day’s activities, but sadly did not have a security code to guard this data. This was a concern for many consumers, especially since all the collected data was then stored on the user’s Google+ account. This is something that users would never tolerate and the company needs to answer this concern asap.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) would also need to equip the gadget with better dictation software. While using the software, the user should be very confident that his words are being recorded as accurately as possible. This would also open doors to hands-free communication with the device and enables a better level of multitasking. The software is to move from basic commands to editing complete documents just by word of mouth.
One of the most important concerns of the users is, how will I look with these on? This is something that Google should address and not only come up with better UX designs, but also with a variety as well. Considering that different people would have different preferences.