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US to get hands on Google Glass, but only on April 15

Google, in line with its explorer program, has decided to open Google Glass for public purchase next week on April 15th. However, currently only US adults (above 18 years) can join the league. The initial price has been set at USD 1500 + tax and is available in different frames or shades. To know when a spot is available to buy Google glass, one can sign up here.

“Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better. But every day we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too,” said Google in a Google+ post on Thursday.

 In April 2013, Google has first announced the availability of the device to a selected group of customers. Since then it has sold the device to over 10, 000 people including invitees, developers and contest winners, per IBNLive.

The company is trying to go ahead in different directions with Glass. Recently, Google has roped in Ray-Ban to make the glass more trendy. Also, it has partnered with a San Francisco based startup, Wearable Intelligence to make it more helpful for specific purposes such medical surgery.

The wearable electronics business is expected to reach USD 70 billion by 2024, from the existing USD 14 billion, as per IDTechEx report “Wearable Technology 2014-2024”. The dominant sector will remain the healthcare sector which merges medical, fitness and wellness with Google Glass and e-wristbands being among the most promising devices so far promising billion dollar sales potential.

Source: IDTechEx

Apart from Google, other big names behind the potential new developments include Apple, Accenture, Adidas, Fujitsu, Nike, Philips, Reebock, Samsung, SAP and Roche behind the most promising new developments.

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