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Americans ‘Mixed’ on Wearable Tech, Leaning Towards Skeptical

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Wearable technology, the gadgets you can wear on your wrist, wear as glasses, and other devices that can be worn on your person, may not have the consumer support first expected, if the latest poll is to be believed.

According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive over a week-long period in mid-September, out of more than 2,500 subjects, close to half of all those questioned believe wearable tech is “just a fad.”

We’re talking here about Google Glass, and the wearable wristbands designed primarily for fitness, as well as smart watches, such as Samsung’s widely panned Galaxy Gear.

While the fitness wristbands have already taken America by storm, smart watches have yet to take off, despite the reported rush by Silicon Valley technology giants to get their products out to market.

As for Google Glass? It hasn’t even been released to the public yet, with 2014 pegged for a wider release. And even then the wearable eye-glass computer isn’t expected to come cheap.

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