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Fidelity Market Monitor for Glass

If the technology pundits and futurists are correct, we are on the verge of a new wave of technical disruption: wearable computing. Wearable Computing is loosely defined as technology that is worn, whether it is glasses, watches, clothing, wrist bands, clothing, really any technology worn on the body. These physical devices are beginning to enter our lives in many forms. Early examples include the FitBit, Nike+ Fuelband, and Pebble Watch.

Google, a company that has become synonymous with technology innovation, is exploring wearable computing with Google Glass. Fidelity Labs has helped investors benefit from transformative technologies like mobile computing and social media and now, we hope to do the same with Google Glass.

Fidelity Labs is participating in a Google early developer program, and is working with a prototype of Google Glass to better understand the technology and how it may benefit our customers. We have produced a short video showing how investors may one day use Google Glass.

In addition to the video we are releasing our first experiment with Google Glass allowing you to receive, at market close, quotes from the major indexes. You can sign up here.

Help us shape the future of wearable computing and investing! Please, take a look at the video and let us know what you think. Which of the uses shown in the video make sense to you? What possibilities do you see for investors using Google Glass?

Comments

cadizdixon's picture

I understand what google glass is headed to but find it hard to imagine people will be able to multi task in this way. Its walking and chewing gum to the power of 3.

SSCHULLER's picture

I'm not sure how you see a 'wearable' presence being useful for Fidelity for investors. For speculators, yes; for day-trading, yes... but those are activities that Fidelity discourages, aren't they?
The best Fidelity presence will be in payments, but even there it will probably be through Visa or Amex. Maybe they could work with Google wallet type app, also.

Ha F Alasiri's picture

I understand what google glass is headed to but find it hard to imagine people will be able to multi task in this way. Its walking and chewing gum to the power of 3.

Ha F Alasiri's picture

I understand what google glass is headed to but find it hard to imagine people will be able to multi task in this way. Its walking and chewing gum to the power of 3.