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Ready to send money with Google Glass? It may not be far off

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By Andrew Martonik on 5 May 2014 07:04 pm

The Glassware catalog for Google Glass is consistently expanding, and the next big app from Google may be the ability to send money to people with Google Wallet. According to source of TechCrunch, Googlers are already testing an app that would enable you to simply send money to someone using Glass and the voice command "send money." Details of what other functions you'd be able to do are limited, but you could easily see Glass bringing you notifications from purchases and updates on orders placed with a Wallet account.

It isn't hard to think of situations in which you may want this, so long as you're all-in with using Glass for simple tasks. If someone picks up a restaurant tab for you or buys you a movie ticket, you can quickly send them money through Wallet just as you would now with Gmail or the Google Wallet app on your phone. With competitive fee structures for person-to-person transfers — 2.9 percent from a credit card, 0 percent with a bank account — Google Wallet is a great choice.

Source: TechCrunch

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Ready to send money with Google Glass? It may not be far off


I would probably wait for the next iteration of Google Glass to trust sending money through it. If there were a way to contain more Google functions within Google Glass it could serve as a proxy for a phone, reducing the need for extra electronics, which is always a plus.

I'm glad they're pushing for things like this. If companies were able to more regularly accept this and actually market that they're equipped to accept this kind of payment (weather from google wallet or widows phone wallet) this could take off much quicker. At the moment, in my city, I rarely see it being used.

This may come to be an everyday occurrence, but for now I don't see it happening. People very rarely use services such as NFC these days, and Apple has even held off using the technology in its phones for just this reason. However, we did not use debit cards on a regular basis twenty years ago, either.

The article is right in saying that this may appeal only to hardcore glass users. even now i don't see many people using nfc on a regular basis to transfer file and such so paying through glass sounds pretty far fetched right now. this is especially true for countries other than the US where people haven't even heard of the google wallet service or it isn't available there.