Brits too embarrassed to wear Google Glass

Brits too embarrassed to wear Google Glass

While geeks worldwide salivate over the upcoming public launch of Google Glass, the vast majority of regular Joes say they would be too embarrassed to don the hi-tech googles in public.

Set for launch in April, Google's smart glasses have grabbed the attention of gadget-lovers and pioneering banks worldwide. However, a survey of 1132 people by UK discounting site lovemyvouchers, has uncovered a number of potential stumbling blocks to mass-market adoption of the technology.

Chief among the concerns is the embarrassment factor, with only one-in-three agreeing that they would feel comfortable wearing the space-age specs in public. A further 64% fear that their privacy would be violated when talking to another person who was scanning their glass apps, with only 11% unperturbed by privacy issues.

Wearable technology is likely to hit the market in a big way this year, with less obtrusive smart watches currently leading the charge at the hi-tech CES show in Las Vegas.

Google Glass is tipped to retail with a $600 price tag attached, which may prove an even bigger turn-off for already tech-laden Brits.

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