First Project Glass video surfaces

This week Google posted the first video of its Project Glass specs in action, along with a gallery of snaps.

Google's Project Glass is the set of specs that overlays augmented reality info on your real-world view. This week, Google posted the first video online taken using the specs, following the first pic a couple of weeks ago .

Click through and see how it compares with the promotional vid.

The video shows someone bouncing on a trampoline doing backwards somersaults. (I know it's Sunday, so if you're feeling in any way delicate, maybe don't watch it.) Disappointingly, there's none of the augmented reality graphics promised in the promotional trailer, so we can't see how that'll work in real life.

But the footage looks of a decent quality, and it does give us a taste of what to expect. I reckon the potential for sports is pretty exciting.

Here's the original trailer, showing how it should work when complete. As you can see, the augmented reality skills and Internet connectivity are probably the most interesting aspects for everyday wandering.

The video is part of a gallery uploaded this week to Google Plus, to coincide with the Google Plus Photography Conference in San Francisco.

Google's Sergey Brin said that the prototype glasses on show, "are not beta, these are not alpha; these are, you know, kind of rough off the lab floor". Originally, the rumour was that the glasses would be on sale before the end of the year . When asked about it, Google said, "give us time".

Sergey Brin was spotted wearing a pair of the specs last month. However, not everyone is so excited about their potential. Some augmented reality experts hit out at Project Glass , claiming it'll be more suited to just showing information like a heads-up display, rather than letting us interact with it.

What do you make of Project Glass? Is it all hype or can Google deliver the goods? Let me know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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