John Lewis excited by Google Glass and other wearable tech

Buyer looks forward to showcasing developments in the future
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UK department store chain John Lewis says it's excited about wearable technology and what it can bring to the market in the future.

Adam Brown, John Lewis' tablets and telecoms buyer, told PCR: "Everyone is talking about wearable technology being the next big tech frontier.

"Products like the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Google Glass (pictured) point towards a future where incredibly powerful, incredibly small computers become part of your everyday life.

"I think that it's only a matter of time before this kind of technology is integrated into your house, your car, even your clothes - we've only just scratched the surface and I'm so I'm really excited about showcasing these developments to John Lewis customers over the coming years."

The Galaxy Gear smartwatch went on sale in the UK last month, while Google Glass is currently only available to limited users. It's expected to launch in 2014.

Brown also said he expects tablet sales to rise as we approach the Christmas period.

The news comes as John Lewis announces its new membership reward programme which will launch on October 30th. Customers will be able to use their new My John Lewis card in shops and online, and receive rewards including free tea and cake in John Lewis' restaurants each month, entry into prize draws, invitations to exclusive local events, previews and more.

Read the full interview with John Lewis in the next issue of PCR

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