Google reveals technical specs for Google Glass

The Web giant's high-tech eyewear will be capable of capturing 5-megapixel images and video at a resolution of 720p and feature 16GB of storage.

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Along with word that Google Glasses are rolling off the assembly line, we're getting our first look at the specs behind the high-tech spectacles.

The eyewear will be capable of capturing 5-megapixel images and video at a resolution of 720p, according to the technical specs Google released this evening. The first glimpse of the eyewear's hardware details come as the Web giant sent out an e-mail today to everyone on the Glass Explorers list to say that a few of the $1,500 wearable devices had already come off the production line.

Google Glass will also feature 16GB of Flash storage synced with Google cloud storage, of which 12GB will be usable. The headset will sport Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, although it will be at the older and slower 802.11 B/G standards.

The MyGlass companion app will allow GPS and SMS messaging but run only on devices with Android 4.0.3 or higher.

The full list of Google Glass specs:

• Adjustable nosepads and durable frame fits any face.
• Extra nosepads in two sizes.

• High-resolution display is the equivalent of a 25-inch high-definition screen from eight feet away.

• Photos -- 5 MP
• Videos -- 720p

• Bone conduction transducer

•Wi-Fi - 802.11b/g
• Bluetooth

• 12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total.

•One full day of typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery-intensive.

• Included Micro USB cable and charger.

• Any Bluetooth-capable phone.
• The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging.