Two in three people “too embarrassed” to wear Google Glass
Two thirds of UK people surveyed claim they would not be comfortable wearing Google Glass products, according to a survey from LoveMyVouchers.co.uk.
The survey, which asked 1132 of LoveMyVouchers’ subscribers, had pretty negative viewpoints for Glass all round.
68% of respondents said they wouldn’t be comfortable wearing Google Glass products in public, whilst 64% said they wouldn’t be comfortable talking to someone wearing a Google Glass product.
Part of this might be down to seven in 10 respondents admitting they were concerned about Google Glass privacy issues, such as being filmed without permission. 58% said they were worried about safety issues using the device.
Similarly, more than half (53%) of respondents think that $600 (£365) would be too much to pay for Google Glass.
But it’s not all bad news; 42% of those polled agreed that wearable technology in general would be of interest to them in the future.
Wearable technology is a huge trend, and arguably the biggest thing to hit tech this year. At the advent of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the BBC declared 2014 to be the year of the smarter watch, with a wide variety of wearable gadgets available for attendees.
But with Google Glass products potentially available as early as April 2014, this could be a spanner in the works. It’s not the only research to come to this conclusion, either: back in October GfK Research revealed only 12% of UK and US respondents would pay over £200 for wearable technology, down from 24%.
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