Most Americans Would Trade Their Cell Phone for AR Glasses

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With the way most people appear almost surgically attached to their mobile device. You would think you would have to pry the device out of their cold, dead hands. But, most Americans are eager for something else. That something else could be Augmented Reality (AR) glasses.

In a survey completed for Lumus which develops and produces transparent AR displays the future seems bright for AR glasses. Google with their Google Glass may not have been too far off after all.

The Survey included 1,023 nationally representative U.S. adults, ages 18 and older, between March 20 and March 27, 2017, using an email invitation and an online survey.

A sizable majority of US consumers see the appeal in looking up from their handheld mobile devices and joining the augmented reality revolution—with millennials the most eager to embrace smart glasses

Most Americans find the benefits of AR glasses appealing.

More than two out of three Americans are attracted to the perks of AR glasses over using a cell phone or tablet. The top benefits of using AR glasses for Americans are not needing to look down and following instructions without having to hold or refer to a device.

Millennials experience more issues when using a cell phone or tablet than other generations.

Among millennials (defined as adults from 18 to 36), 72 percent have experienced issues, compared to only 65 percent of Gen Xers (ages 37 to 52) and 52 percent of baby boomers (ages 53 to 71).

Millennials are also more likely to find the benefits of AR glasses appealing compared to other generations.

The benefits of AR glasses instead of using a cell phone or tablet draw 83 percent of millennials are drawn to, compared to 64 percent of Gen Xers and 59 percent of boomers. The top benefits for millennials are being able to view entertainment in an entirely new way and multi-tasking more easily and efficiently hands-free.

My Cell Phone is a pain, literally!

Cell Phone is a pain

Millennials Find Benefits of AR Glasses more appealing

More than four in five Millennials (83%) find the benefits of AR glasses appealing instead of using a cell phone or tablet.

Millennials Find Benefits of AR Glasses more appealing

So there you have it. AR Glasses if done right, could be awesome. So tech companies out there, bring us something cool!

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