Join Doug Winnie for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of Google Glass, part of Introducing Google Glass.
When you get Google Glass, there are two ways in which you can get the equipment. You can either hae it shipped to you, or you can set up an appointment for a fitting and orientation of Google Glass at one of Google's offices that they've set up around the country. Google Glass can work with your phone to tether to your data connection or to provide GPS and other information available from the device. Connection with your phone is enhanced when you use the My Glass app that is available for Android or iOS. This app will give you a quick way to add contacts, apps, wi-fi networks and even allow you to remotely display your Glass screen, using a screencast feature, directly onto your smartphone.
For other smartphone platforms you'll need to rely on the MyGlass website to add network and other information to your Glass. Instead of using the MyGlass app. Glass has a number of ways in which you can control and use it. One of the most common is to use a number of gesture-based commands with your fingers along the edge of the Glass device. These include tapping and swiping. These will allow you to navigate through menus and select items and actions. In addition to the gestures you can use on the sensor bar, there are a number of other motion controls or buttons that can control Glass.
These include the image and movie capture button, the sensors that can activate or put Glass to sleep, and even an experimental feature that can take pictures with just the wink of an eye.
Want to learn more? Watch Up and Running with Google Glass.