Google Glass voice command keyword research (data from Google's Keyword Planner)

posted 12 Oct 2015, 02:06 by C Byrne   [ updated 20 May 2016, 10:28 ]

Google Glass is a type of technology (developed by Google) with an optical head-mounted display which resembles a pair of spectacles with a camera on one side. Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format. Wearers communicate with the Internet and the device via natural language voice commands.

Wearers can tell Glass to do lots of things like search Google, take a photo, record a video, get travel directions, send a message, make a phone all and start a video call over a Google+ Hangout. All wearers have to do is say the words "OK glass" and then say a voice action .


* The table below is ballpark, approximate data just to give an indication of the ways people appear to be using Google Glass and what the voice actions are. The list of phrases at the bottom of the page is not an exhaustive list of searches using Google Glass, as (similar to Google Now) it's possible to switch on OK Glass, pause and then do a search / voice action.

The below data is from Google Keyword Planner. Based on the numbers we can see below, Glass would appear to be a worldwide failure at time of writing (at least commercially & financially) - Google stopped selling Glass to individual customers through its Explorer program in early 2015. To put the data below into context, there are 880 searches monthly globally for the phrase “web design brighton” according to Keyword Planner.

Search Term Avg. Monthly Searches on Google globally (exact match only)
get directions  201,000
take a picture  60,500
make a call  33,100
send a message  22,200
listen to  9,900
record a video  2,900
translate this  1,900
ok glass 1,900
start a stopwatch  1,000
okay glass 1,000
show a compass  70
ok glass take a picture 70
ok glass Google 70
find a recipe for  70
start a video  20
okay glass show a compass
okay glass translate this
okay glass start a video
okay glass start a stopwatch
okay glass send a message
okay glass record a video
okay glass record a recipe
okay glass make a call
okay glass listen to
okay glass Google
okay glass get directions
okay glass find a recipe for
ok glass translate this
ok glass start a video
ok glass start a stopwatch
ok glass send a message
ok glass record a video
ok glass record a recipe
ok glass make a call
ok glass listen to
ok glass get directions
ok glass find a recipe for

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