What I Would Do with Google Glass
I'm not the fastest; I'm not the most in shape; I'm not the strongest. But I am a regular guy, a good bit overweight, making a switch. I think that can be relatable. I won't finish the race in the front, but that's not the point. The point is I'm going from 0 to 13.1 miles. I think it's interesting enough to follow along. I can only do so much in words here, but a video of the race, of the peak of what I'm pursuing, would be amazing. With Google Glass, I could not really do any better of sharing through my eyes.
In addition to my races in January in Walt Disney World, I could do the same with all the other races I do between now and then. I'm not out for just one run. I'm working hard and will push hard. I'm not sure how many I will do, but I already am doing my first this weekend, have a 10K picked out for later this summer, and I am constantly looking for other races to fit into my training schedule. I could video from those various races, from training runs around town, when I'm on vacation and running at the beach, wherever I go. Why? Why not?
What I'd Develop For It
|It's like this... but for running!|
What would I want on Google Glass? I've always loved the concept of a heads up display (HUD). The biggest problem I have with any of the apps I used to track is you can't see them with your phone strapped to your arm. It's good not to concentrate on your distance or time or split while running, so the vocal update at key points works well... most times. Getting an update on the mile works well. But sometimes you want to know how close you are to that goal. Sometimes, when you see your getting close to that goal, you push just that much harder to reach it. When I know I'm a half mile from hitting that next mile with the time on my workout running out, I'll push to hit that mark. I would love to develop a workout HUD for Google Glass where I can see my distance, time and split while I'm running. Hooked up with my phone, tracking with GPS, it would be a perfect combination. With the Google Maps integration, you even have the potential to push a route to run and have Google Glass show you where to run, the path to take and how you're doing.
It has great potential from the exercise world and the running world. I'd love to be a part of that. New tech offers new potentials for exploration and development. It's always an exciting time when technology takes great steps forward like Google Glass. I can't want to see what it can do.