Google Glass Will get Foursquare, TripIt and OpenTable Apps



Google Glass just got a whole lot more useful for travel. The connected headset now has official apps for Foursquare, TripIt and OpenTable.

The new apps join Word Lens and Google’s own Field Trip (which recently got an upgrade) to create an impressive suite of travel apps for the wearable device. With the apps, wearers can explore their immediate area, make reservations, get updates on planned trips, and even translate signs and menus — all without ever touching a smartphone.

See also: Smart Glasses Will Re-Envision Travel as We Know It

I got a chance to try out the new apps. Foursquare offers an extremely stripped-down experience when compared to the smartphone app, but it gets the essentials: the ability to see venues close by and to check into them. Both are actually accessible via the same command: “Okay Glass, check me into….” With that, the app serves up a “strip” of venues you can browse by swiping; a tap will check you in. Read more…

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