Remember that first video we saw of Google Glass? Specifically when Glass showed you where the closest subway was and let you know when the next train would be here? Well the wearable technology that’s subject to every nerds wet dream has received an update that will allow users to view public transit directions & information in real-time.
The directions will include valuable information such as wait time estimates for trains, buses, streetcars etc. as well as estimated time of arrival for your destination. In addition it will include details on transfers from one mode of transportation to the next in order to reach a destination. Obviously the device will display this information much in the fashion you’d find on any other Google Maps capable device.
Aside from wealthy hipsters, it’s debatable as to whether anyone who can afford the $1,500 price tag will be utilizing such a feature (not sure I’d be rockin’ it on the Toronto Subway). Nonetheless the device is essentially still in a beta phase and Google is continually testing and adding features that are important to the masses. This is of course because Glass won’t always be a $1,500 piece of advanced tech that you need to be famous, win a contest or be a developer to own, expect to see a full blown launch including a reasonable price drop within the next year.
Do you think a feature like this will be important when Google releases the device to the public or will it be too expensive to make a difference (remember when iPhones were $800 [still are])? Let us know in comments below!