Not sure about that Ben. I can imagine some possible use cases such as:
- Following instruction manuals/recipes whilst leaving both hands free
- Wandering a street looking at houses with an overlay of house details, last sold date and price
- Following directions when riding a bike
None of these seem to be killer applications that will drive massive market success.
I suspect that I would only wear them when I know that I am going to need them. More often than not, I will be on the task before I realise that I should have worn them.
The nearest current product is the Apple Watch. I only wear that on days that I know I need it. However, it is easier to then make a case for wearing it all day till I get home. Given I don’t normally wear glasses when I am out and about, I am less likely to want to wear the glasses all day.
If they rely on Siri, they will be in trouble from the start. My general experience with Siri has not been encouraging. It is a real limitation for the HomePod. (The HomePod would be much better with Google Assistant, But I cannot see that happening.)
I suspect that I may want to buy the Apple glasses to see what they do, but I doubt I would use them after that. I only had my first release Apple Watch for about a week before I returned it. It could be the same with the glasses. (My series 4 watch is a much better product)
Smart watches only seem to appeal to a minority. I believe that smart glasses may only appeal to a much smaller minority.
I hope I am wrong and that they are a great success, as I love new smart devices, and especially new Apple smart devices.