Ron Amadeo for Ars:
It seems like every post about Google Glass is dripping with bias either for or against the device, so before we get into it here’s a little transparency: I’m Google Glass Explorer #1499. I paid $1500 of my own money to get Glass, and I’ve owned the device for over a year. I thought Glass was really amazing when it first showed up, and I wrote a review after about a month and half of ownership. Once the novelty wore off though, Glass spent most of its life in a drawer, only to occasionally be dusted off to try out the newest update.
Now, after playing with the Android Wear emulator for a few months and actual Wear hardware for a few days, it’s time to call it: Google Glass is obsolete. Android Wear on a smartwatch does nearly everything Glass can do and then some, and it comes in a package that is significantly more ergonomic, convenient, cheaper, and socially acceptable. Android Wear has almost all the positives of Google Glass and none of the negatives.
Glancing is better than persistence and obvious usage is just better.