What you need to know
- We asked our readers if they were interested in buying smart glasses.
- Nearly half the responses were not interested.
- Many would still buy them, while some would consider it.
Smart glasses have come a long way. They've gone from a category that was fairly out of reach, even with the introduction of Google Glass, to one that's bustling with more and more devices between several sub-categories. There are several different types of smart glasses out there, and with this focus on the metaverse and connected wearables, we asked whether our readers were interested in the slowly growing fad.
Of 480 responses, 45% voted that they wouldn't be interested. However, a close 38% said they'd buy a pair while 12% said it depends. Some readers said they already own smart glasses.
One reader, issosci, says that they own a pair of smart glasses and enjoys the convenience that they bring, especially since the Echo Frames can be outfitted with prescription lenses. However, they note that not everyone will feel the same way:
Meanwhile, other commenters call smart glasses an "expensive gimmick" and would only consider them if they all allowed prescription lenses, had advanced AR/VR capabilities like the Nreal Light, and offered better battery life.
Are smart glasses for you? If so, what kind are you interested in? The poll may be closed, but the conversation continues!
Stylish and smart
Amazon Echo Frames (2nd Gen)
Alexa on your face
The Echo Frames offer a stylish solution that combines looking smart and being smart, thanks to the built-in audio features, one-to access to your virtual assistant, and wide selection of styles.
Derrek is a long-time Nokia and LG fanboy who loves astronomy, videography, and sci-fi movies. When he's not working, he's most likely working out or smoldering at the camera.
I think the technology would still need to improve considerably before I would consider buying smart glasses. I think eventually one of the tech giants will get there.
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