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Google Glass: 5 Reasons I Won't Buy
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6 one way half a dozen another
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User Rank: Strategist
4/15/2014 | 2:41:56 PM
other wearables
From what I have read, other wearables need to be synced to a phone; they do not operate independently. But that doesn't make the case for Glass per se. You also forgot that Glass is still really ugly in current design.
User Rank: Apprentice
4/15/2014 | 2:34:09 PM
Re: This article reminds me of every new tech in the past.
Yeah, you gotta watch out for all of those oldies out there!  They are just waiting for you go grow up.  Also, the kids think that you are an oldie with old ideas too.  Just remember - change is constant  and we all get old so don't worry about it so much.
User Rank: Apprentice
4/15/2014 | 2:30:21 PM
There is potential!
As a runner and cyclist, I envision having visual output of my pace, heart rate, time, power, cadence, etc, even GPS while I'm riding is a benefit.  Would love to have a rear facing camera also so I could see traffic approaching from the rear. Could also see it being used with a range finder for use on the golf course!  
User Rank: Ninja
4/15/2014 | 2:22:53 PM
Re: Reality check
That's right - there's no purpose to put Glass to as yet, and I'm not a developer, so I'm not going to be one of those who eventually WILL develop apps that will be irresistible. The obvious application that I can imagine is the ability to see maps and while you're driving without taking your eyes off the road. The possibilities are truly endless, and at least a few times a month, on this very website I read about deep-pocketed organizations with long time-frames who are developing those possibilities. Best of all, by the time those apps are ready for prime-time, the cost of Glass will likely have come down from the stratosphere.

Kristin Burnham
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
4/15/2014 | 2:22:38 PM
Re: This article reminds me of every new tech in the past.
Anon3606[...] makes a fair point. Was there really a need for a cell phone when people made due with a landline for years? Probably not, but the convenience factor drove adoption. Is there a convenience factor with Google Glass? Perhaps, but time will tell.
User Rank: Apprentice
4/15/2014 | 2:09:01 PM
I am sure this glass will have some specific application for which it is used just the way the Segway became the transit method for the Mall Security crew.  Current users I've run into, behave as though they are in a cult, that doesn't appear very desireable to join.   It might be a device for journalists or law enforcement where recording what you see can aid your situation.

User Rank: Apprentice
4/15/2014 | 2:00:31 PM
I won't be buying because there is no reason to yet.
Simply put, so far there is no really compelling reason for me to want this product (Other than the urge to open a shiny new gadget box). Every use for them so far is just as easily done on my phone - at least for me.

Don't get me wrong - I am sure that in a few narrow niches, there is a real use for this tech. It's just, as it is, there is nothing on Glass that hits me as something I need to have in front of my eyes. Perhaps someday there will be the killer app that shows me the use of it, but not right now - and until it pops up, $1,500 is just to expensive to use on something that has no use.
User Rank: Author
4/15/2014 | 1:49:51 PM
Re: Google Glass - Five Reasons i Won't Buy
See our related article: Google Glass Gets Down To Business. Do you think the Segway comparison is fair?
User Rank: Apprentice
4/15/2014 | 1:43:54 PM
This article reminds me of every new tech in the past.
There were a kazillion articles how they wouldn't buy a smartphone, or a tablet, or a laptop, etc. 

Anyone remember when engineers still used a pencil and ruler to draw up plans instead of using one of the various CAD programs out there?  I remember when my company made the switch there were some oldies that insisted they would never ever ever ever trust a computer to do a real man's job.

Fast foward to now.  My company is building a line of business app to allow integration of work related tasks between the engineers.  And lo and behold we already got several angry protests from the oldies in the company.  They like their pen and paper more than using a windows tablet.  I'm one of the field testers.  One old guy has been consistently calling my reports "fake reports" because they are generated printouts instead of pen and paper. 

The point is I don't know if glass will succeed or not.  What I do know is all the bloggers/writers who always say they would never buy this or that have all been wrong before.  And if it were up to people like the writer of this article, we would still be writing with hammer and chisel instead of computer keyboard and the internet.
User Rank: Apprentice
4/15/2014 | 1:30:19 PM
Google Glass - Five Reasons i Won't Buy
> Many think it is over-engineered to solve problems that don't exist.

That describes pretty much everything these Silicon Valley techies have come up with in the past 5-7 years.

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