Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Review: better than the first version, but… – The Ghost Howls

Today I perform a dive in my past and I review the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2!

(Disclaimer: this review has been made in collaboration with VR Expert, which sells and lends XR devices in Europe and has sent me a unit for free, but it is not a paid article)

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Video Review

Do you want to discover everything about the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 but you don’t like reading walls of text? Well, then you are more than welcome to watch my video review of the Glass 2, where I explain to you what this device is and analyze its visuals, audio, UI, etc…

My Video review of Google Glass 2

Otherwise, keep reading for my usual textual review!

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2

You all remember the first Google Glass, which promised amazing features with their marketing videos, while its actual performances were… disappointing, to say the least.

Video commercial of the first Google Glass. It was absolutely not like that.

I for sure remember them incredibly well, since I and my previous business partner Gianni Rosa Gallina bought them from the US for $1500 because we wanted to make an innovative startup out of this product, to then discover that they were… disappointing, to say the least. We then pivoted to VR, and the rest is history. But the Glass was so famous among tech enthusiasts, that at every event that we did with our VR systems, people came just to ask us “Hey, so you have Google Glass. Can I try it?” and we were like… disappointed, to say the least.

This was us every time we were asked to showcase the Google Glass

After a while, Google Glass flopped as a project, with disappointing sales and people wearing it in the street being called “Glassholes”, and the device disappeared from the public radars, but actually it found some use inside enterprise niches like warehouse management and remote assistance. The Glass became so a device for the industry, and after a while, Google decided to release a new version that was totally devoted to the enterprise market. Called Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, it was released in 2019, with the idea of improving the original Glass design so that to make it more suitable for industrial settings, especially for barcode scanning, and remote assistance.

Thanks to VR Expert, I have been able to try it, and so here I am telling you my impressions about it! Reading this review you will discover if it is “disappointing, to say the least” or not!

Specifications

Launch video of Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1
  • Operating System: OS Android Open Source Project 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Display: 640 pixel x 360 pixel RGB
  • Memory: 3GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC Flash
  • Camera: 8 Megapixel color sensor
  • Connectivity: USB / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
  • Battery: 800 mA⋅h (2880 C)
  • Weight: 46 g (without frame)
  • Ruggedization: IP53 (Resistant to water spray and limited dust ingression)
  • Storage temperature: -20° C to 45° C (-4° F to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing

Unboxing

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