Google Glass can put baseball in your eye

By now, you’ve probably heard about Google Glass, the eyeglasses you wear that can display things on the lens. There are already dozens of apps that have been developed.

Yesterday, a developer unveiled one that could change the way people watch baseball.

According to Engadget:

Blue uses geolocation to determine what park you’re at and feeds all manner of ball diamond-data directly into your eye. Whether it’s displaying play-by-play descriptions, who’s on the mound or how fast and what type his last pitch was, sitting in the stands no longer means missing out on the info you’d get from a TV broadcast.

While this might seem like it’d be a better tablet or phone app, wearing Glass to a ballgame does have a distinct advantage: it lets you hold more than two $15 beers at a time.

Would this enhance your day at the ballpark?

  • Kat S.

    YES, I would enjoy using that– I already use my smartphone much the same way, and it’s more obtrusive.

    (As long as the network at the ballpark doesn’t keep going down– a constant “reconnecting” message in the corner of one’s vision would leave a bit to be desired.)

  • Kevin

    Yep I would love to try this. I’m wondering if this demo is real or staged, though. When I follow the game at the stadium on my smartphone, it takes many seconds before I see the result of the previous play, not a fraction of a second as in the video. The data has to come very fast to make it worthwhile displaying something like the speed of the last pitch.

  • http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/ Bob Collins

    It would be neat if you could order up replays, especially since scoreboard operators don’t put close and disputed plays on the board. I use the ATBAT program on the smartphone to call the replays now, which are often posted fairly quickly (if they’re important).

  • Erik

    I’m mixed about things like this. I’m not a baseball fan, so I’m interpreting my watching of football; baseball might be a little different in that stats are a much bigger part of the game. Anyway, I only watch football on TV, and I find that the technical additions over the years are good, but they also take something away. For example, the first down graphic is really handy, but before it was there, I was a little more engaged simply because I had to pay attention to keep track of the first down line. That’s a small detail, but I find that as more information is presented, the necessity (and even the ability) to think about what is going on diminishes.