The tech giant’s wearable computer, which Google bought for $1.4 billion in 2015, is now available for purchase and, for the first time, has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission.
The decision comes amid widespread anxiety over the possibility that a mass-market device would eventually be sold with harmful security flaws, and has also raised questions about whether Google Glass could be a threat to the privacy of users.
Google Glass is a device for collecting data and sending messages.
Google is in the process of expanding its Glass team to work on a new operating system for the device, which is scheduled to be released in the second half of 2018.
The company said Monday that Glass was “in the process” of approval by the FCC, which has previously granted approval for other wearable devices.
Glass is one of several Google devices to have been approved for widespread distribution in the U.S. since the company bought it from a Chinese company in 2014.
A number of other companies have also received approval to sell Glass.
Google has been trying to sell the device in the United States since it was announced, with the company working with several startups to get it on store shelves.
In January, Google announced it was testing Glass with about 100 people at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
But its rollout in the states has been slower than the company had hoped.
The FDA has given Google until May 20 to submit a detailed report to Congress, and the company has not yet issued a public comment.
The device has been an early casualty of the rise of smartphones.
Google said Monday it is still in the early stages of testing its Glass headset, and its Glass app for Android and iOS phones is still on sale.