Google first introduced the Lookout app during the 2018 Google I/O developer conference. Now it seems that the app is finally available on the Google Play Store.
Lookout is created with similar technology previously used in Google Lens. The search engine has obviously made some changes. Implementing machine learning into the app to improve the detection accuracy.
Users will have three modes to select from – Explore, Shopping, and Quick Read. Once a mode is selected, the app detects what and where objects are in the real world. The app will use spoken words to alert the users on the whereabouts of the objects. The app also has a camera view for live recognition.
Lookout immediately starts detecting objects once activated. Users don’t have to further press any buttons, except for choosing the modes. For ease of use, Google suggested users to hang their Android device around their neck or place it in a shirt pocket with the camera facing forward.
Google Lookout is currently available for the Google Pixels smartphones, and only within the US. Google also said that the app will be available for more devices, countries and platforms very soon.