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Video: A Day in the Life of a Professional Tennis Player at Wimbledon Through Google Glass

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Google Glass is still only in “explorer” or beta stage, but that doesn’t mean Google isn’t going to start figuring out ways to sell consumers on having the product in their lives. In a video posted to the Glass YouTube channel this afternoon, we get to join along in the preparation of a professional tennis player in the days leading up to Wimbledon. 

Bethanie Mattek-Sands, a solid doubles player, is the star of the show. She shows how Glass helps keep her organized using packing lists for her trip to England, on-time for appointments thanks to daily itineraries , and catching flights with travel and flight info cards. She also uses glasses as a training tool by pulling up recipes for smoothies and recording clips of her practice sessions.

It’s videos like these that will help Google sell Glass to consumers once there are retail versions available. One of the major selling points of Glass is to allow it seamlessly fit into your life, yet still help make it more efficient – which this video shows.

I’m curious, what are your thoughts on Google Glass now that it has been in the hands of developers for a few months? We still aren’t sure why people are reviewing it, but assuming you have looked at reviews, are you more or less excited about wearable techie headgear?

  • niuguy

    I was REALLY hoping to see more POV tennis playing. I mean, isn’t that why people would want to watch an athlete wear Glass?

    • anezarati

      yeah it looked like she was recording an 8 min video of her playing tennis, but they only showed like a couple 2-sec clips.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    This video is a fraud. Shame on Google for falsifying the POV.

    • shecalledmejay

      how is it a fraud?

      • NIGHTSCOUT

        It wasn’t her actual POV. It was recorded with a standard video camera, and then the fake HUD was overlayed. Google has repeatedly put out false videos of the POV.

        • shecalledmejay

          Well I mean it’s more about marketing, can you blame google? lol

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            I guess I’m just tired of lies. Everywhere I turn, smoke and mirrors. Especially a company like Google, who’s motto is “Don’t be Evil”. I would expect them to put out a real Google Glass experience commercial.

          • Bill

            This.. Smoke and mirrors like the NSA and FBI..

          • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

            Well if you are tired of companies making their products look or act better than maybe they are, throw your computers, tv, smartphone and any other device you can see any sort of video advertising away because every single companie does it. I was a sad kid most of the time because my toys just never worked like I saw on tv.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            I was waiting for a Nexus Purist to come along, and defend Google’s honor :D

          • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

            Meh I just went from a note 2 to an S4 I would hardly call my self a Nexus purist. I have a Nexus 4 but its been sitting on my dresser for a while now. I do love stock android Im just waiting for a worthy device. But really its not about defending google. If you want to sell something you have to make it look apealing and thats what every company on the face of this planet does. If your honest opionion is that you dont like misleading advertising then you really just dont like advertising period.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Yes, the older I get, the less time I spend watching commercials of any kind. I have no more patience for all the lies. I like the products that I purchase, just wish companies would advertise the actual performance, not a hyped up version.

          • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

            I can agree with you on that

        • teleclimber

          How do you know this?

          From the description on youtube: “This film was shot entirely through Google Glass.”

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            It has clearly been edited. Maybe portions of the video were recorded with Glass, but i can tell you, the portrayed version, is far from reality.

          • michael arazan

            Doesn’t look like it is recorded in 720

  • Jeff

    I want to see every athlete wear Google glass in every big game or sporting event. This would be a crazy awesome future!

    • michael arazan

      Imagine games where all players wear these and the announcers can see and show the spectators pov looks from quarterbacks, wide receivers, pitchers, catchers, could revolutionize sports broadcasting

  • Tweekex

    Gimmick or not, I can’t wait to get my hands on these.

    • EvanTheGamer

      ONLY AT the right price, right? haha

      • Tweekex

        I’m not sure what you mean by this.. But yes I’d like to be able to afford it. Haha?

        • EvanTheGamer

          I meant if the price was reasonable enough. :)