Google Glass is weird, irritating to most Americans, only 10% would wear it

Google Glass is weird, irritating to most Americans, only 10% would wear it
Google Glass is a piece of the future that should become a reality fairly soon, but from a dreamy gadget it has quickly become the object of mockery across the spectrum - it is said to be creepy, weird, unpractical. To measure consumers interest BiTE Interactive conducted a survey among Americans recently asking them whether they would wear Google Glass if they had the opportunity.

The results were disappointing. Only 10% of the 1000 respondents said they would wear Glass. An overwhelming 45% responded negatively, saying they won’t because of either its strange aesthetic or because it looked irritating.


Is Glass solving a real need or will it become an answer to a question noone asked? We’ll soon find out as more details about it surface at Google I/O 2013. Stay tuned - we’ll be there covering all the events live from the conference floor.

source: BiTE Interactive

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21 Comments

1. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Another poor baby marketing from Microsoft? :-) First try afterwards make a decision and talk about it ;-) I will enjoy at least great navigation without any touch or look at my phone= simply great! :-)

5. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yeah...I seriously wonder...who fund these surveys?

2. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

wait what ? 1000 people is simply not enough to represent all americans, The United States Of America has over 300 million people. Nuff said

15. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Great, yet another schmo who cut Stats 101 the day sample size was discussed. Crack open a book, will ya?. Regardless of the methodology, I'd expect this result for a while. Like smartphones before it, Glass will require a learning curve as people gain a greater understanding of how to integrate it into their lives. I get people all the time who'd once upon a time swear they'd never text, then never get a smartphone doing just that. And even though smartphones now outsell feature phones, the vast majority of people haven't learned to be information mavens yet, relying instead on very basic activities like email, Words with Friends, GPS. This is the first iteration of Glass. I expect it to improve not only capability, but format as well

3. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Out of 1000 people questioned how many have actually tried Google glass? And how many really understood the question and not confused Google Glass with literally a Glass? Let them use Google Glass for a week and then come back with whatever they have to say...If you want your survey to be believable!

4. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Seriously what 1000 people did they ask. 1000 people from an retirement village. I know over a 1000 people just from seeing facebook post that said they want these. Stupid pointless surveys. This is just like anything else new. People said the same about camera on a phone how it is unneeded , creepy and wierd. They said small digital cameras would be invasoin of privacy./ Look were we are now with that

16. stealthd unregistered

1000 people on facebook is not a very good indicator for what the rest of the country is like.

6. pattpatt37063

Posts: 6; Member since: May 15, 2013

2 years from now Apple will introduce IGLAS and the whole world will gone crazy about it

13. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

I think apple will do a better job on the smart glasses.

20. pattpatt37063

Posts: 6; Member since: May 15, 2013

you realize that this a developer edition right?

7. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

As I have said before.. no one needs it.. Its an expensive toy that will make you look like a douche. You have to have a smart phone to use it and teh smart phone does what you need already. Similar to the Watches everyones talking about. Niche products that will be overpriced and die.

8. mamba

Posts: 18; Member since: May 13, 2013

it is a crap technology...... Nice to see many people getting the right perspective... This device is impractical..

9. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Let's wait till it comes out and let the market speak for itself. Considering how many celebrities are buzzing about it I see adaptation to the common person being very seamless.

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Don't worry, people just fear every new technology, but once they get to know it better their fears usually disappear. What's more, competitors are spreading FUD because they can't spread interesting ideas.

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And other surveys repeatedly showed that half of all Android users would switch away from it to the iPhone. If they were accurate, Android wouldn't still be sitting at above 50 percent market share in the US alone.

12. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

when using google glass i think i would feel like an iron man.......(just kidding)

14. jonartpop

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I would wear it, it looks so cool. Pretty weird but still cool.

17. Notsosuperdave

Posts: 29; Member since: May 15, 2013

FILTHY LIES!!! I WOULD WEAR THAT B*TCH DAY AND NIGHT! ESPECIALLY IF I COULD PLAY INGRESS WITH IT ! AND EVENTUALLY CALL, RECORD TXT BY VOICE- AND ELIMINATE THE PHONE ALTOGETHER!

19. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Ingress and turn by turn directions when walking or biking would be hugs ones for me. Long live the Resistance!

18. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

But if apple decides to come-up with one, 10% wouldn't wear it lolmao

21. rajagopalan.k

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

there are some crazy people posting so called "analysis" i) they said s4 is a flop before it was launched! they said the same for s3 and the same for s2 even ii) they said s4 won't be supported by cryogenmod!! iii) they even said android users are SWITCHing!!! iv) they said android user base has decreased in U.S below apple's share!!! but you know the best thing they do, they keep coming back even after everything they analyse is a disaster of themselves and post their stupid articles

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