I was late to the Google Glass party. But after receiving mine, I've written it nearly every day. At home, work, camping, flying and even using it with my drones.
It was an amazing piece of technology when it came out. New friends made across the globe, and in my back yard.
But to me the really amazing thing is the amount of developers that grew out if the wood work to code for Glass. The engineering that some like +Jason Lukaszewski
for replacement lenses, kits to repair the foil issue. Things that have made not only their life better, but even the lives of those that were helped.
And now let's look at the medical fields that are using Glass currently. Doctors from most all aspects of medicine are using Glass, some have used Glass to live stream surgeries to students and other doctors. For a HMD (head mounted display), not just us explorers, but the doctors as well, have near instant access to the data that they need right at that moment.
Over the first couple years, Glass evolved due to the programmers, the innovators and our desires to grow with it.
Yes, the tech industry loves to say Glass was a failure, that it was excessively over priced and that's why it failed. But if you look honestly at it. Google did price it high, so as to get those who really wanted to design, build and expand the product and it's abilities.
Those of us with Glass still, it's become as much a part of our lives as our mobile phone.
Every product that is similar, we use Glass as the base, and compare. Design, features, capability, usability and looks.
Some are better in some areas, while many fail at almost all.
Just like many others here, we are waiting with anticipation for the next version.
While honestly Glass wasn't and still isn't for everyone, it is however for many of us.
But how did Glass fail? Honestly the simple answer is support. We've lost support for our device. It saddens us all, but I don't see any of us (that I'm aware of), that are bitter towards Google. We all know nothing lasts forever.
As far as support, Google at the bar for everyone else to reach. If any of us had a problem, Glass guides were right there to help. Be that walking us through a reset, or a replacement device. We didn't wait days or weeks to hear from the guides, we (commonly) heard back from then within minutes. Glass support had always been outstanding. Until the end of support. Granted there is a limited support still available, but nothing like before.
We just wish we could get at least one more "hug" from Google in terms of support.
So, ask yourself this now, after reading our posts, honestly was Google Glass a failure?