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Google Glass For Dummies by Robert Stepisnik, Eric Butow

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Chapter 11

Other Cool Stuff

In This Chapter

arrow Getting directions with your Glass

arrow Naming that tune

arrow Giving your eyes a break

This wired generation is kind of cool.

— LeVar Burton

One of the best things about owning any new device, especially Glass, is discovering all the cool stuff it can do. In this chapter, we show you a few fun things you can do with your Glass.

Navigating the World in a Flash

Before you try to get directions on your Glass, be sure that you’ve done three things:

  • Installed the MyGlass app and enabled GPS location services on your smartphone (see Chapter 5)
  • Paired Glass with your smartphone (see Chapter 3)
  • Connected Glass to the Internet (see Chapter 3)

Getting routed

When everything’s in place, give the built-in navigation app a try by asking Glass for directions to a major city. By default, the directions you see are those for driving to your destination.

The Google Maps view is good, but it doesn’t give you precise directions. To augment a map with a route, for example, say “OK Glass, get directions to San Francisco.” The route information card appears, as shown on the right side of Figure 11-1. This card lists your current location, the name of the next street ...

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