Wearable tech available with free frame or shade

Google Glass Explorer Edition goes on sale in the UK for £1,000

The Explorer Edition of Google Glass has gone on sale in the UK.

Customers wanting to get their hands on the wearable tech can now purchase it for £1,000 from the Google Play store, with shipping estimated to be between one and two days.

The eyewear is available in Cotton, Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale and Sky colour schemes, with frames from Google’s ‘Titanium’ range available as an optional add-on.

The purchase of the Explorer Edition includes a free extra frame or shade, which otherwise cost £175 or £120 each, respectively.

Customers who want to test out Glass for themselves before purchasing can also schedule an appointment at Google’s London Basecamp, where a ‘Glass Guide’ will run them through the hardware.

While the consumer edition of Glass is yet to have a release date announced, the Explorer Edition offers the fullest experience of the smart glasses available yet.

"We’ve made about 12 software updates and five hardware updates and we are not done yet," Ivy Ross, leader of the Google Glass project told the BBC, regarding the eventual release date of the consumer model.

"There’s still a lot more work to do, which is why we have not launched the wider consumer version.

"Until we feel comfortable that we have a product that will serve the wider public we’re going to continue to iterate and learn."

See a video of Glass being used in London, released to celebrate the UK availability of the Explorer programme, below:

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