Survey says! Wearables to be huge; "Glass will be the next iPhone"
0. phoneArena 20 Jun 2013, 19:57 posted on
The idea that wearable computers are on the verge of becoming huge isn't really a proposition that has gotten many contrarians. In some way, wearables will be big, be it as a watch, smart clothing, or head-mounted. The conflicting view is whether or not Google Glass itself will be a hit, and a new survey from Forrester doesn't just say that it will, it says that "Glass will be the next iPhone"...
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1. CWBAlfredo (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I agree that wearable tech is going to be the next big thing but I think it will be mostly in watches and sports wear. Glasses, however practical, will never be fashionable while watches are a clear status symbol. With apple's attention to design, I think they will trailblaze in that market even if the iwatch isn't even that innovative as compared with phones
13. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
not at all true about glasses being not fashionable, quite the opposite. Watches on the other hand, have mostly been killed off by cell phones, most people I know dont even wear one anymore.
2. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
They hit you in the head for an iPhone or iPad, imagine what they'll do when people start wearing these $1000 glasses everyday. Cool tech, but it also opens up a new crime market.
3. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2134; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Yes, it is pretty old-fashioned just giving our 18+ intelligence agencies voice and text. Why not give them streaming video? The gift that keeps on giving. Google is certainly reliable and respects our privacy, just pay no mind to their regular business partner, In-Q-Tel (aka, the CIA). What could possibly go wrong?
5. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 885; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
What do you even mean? Do you honestly think that people are going to walk around recording video all day? It's the same privacy concern as smartphones being able to capture picture and video.
The point of a Google glass is to be a more convenient way to access what you normally do on your phone very quickly and accurately so you have to spend less time pulling out your phone. It's just that simple.
6. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2134; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
I may be acting a bit paranoid, but I believe it is somewhat warranted given the daily revelations, but you are naive if you think you are the only person who can activate your cellular device and use its capabilities. Wireless devices are prohibited from sensitive installations and operations areas for a good reason.
9. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 885; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
USB sticks are also prohibited from sensitive installations and operations areas.That doesn't mean I'm not going to have one. We can agree that there is a time and a place for them.
I'm also very paranoid given the whole NSA thing and god knows what else they aren't telling us. With all technology there comes a responsibility with how we use it. Sadly the government is like a teenage girl with her boyfriends Facebook password but that's a whole other incident entirely.
4. Leica_Shooter (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
There is no doubt in my mind Google Glass is the future.
Freeing your hands, not looking down all the time and isolating yourself, is the whole reason behind project Glass.
Can't wait till this is perfected and available to the mass market.
7. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
I recently read two different surveys that concluded glass will fail. I'll take any news regarding glass, especially surveys, with a grain of salt.
8. darkkjedii (Posts: 19750; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
If it has iphone like success it's gonna be huge
10. dorianb (Posts: 591; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I wonder if people would of been this paranoid if it had skipped on the camera?
12. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
If Glass will be the next iPhone, what will my next iPhone be????