Will You Buy $1500 Google Glasses to Improve Your Golf Game?

By Jon Ackerman
Monday April 14th, 2014 5:15 pm EDT

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Tuesday is dreaded Tax Day. Hopefully you don’t owe the IRS money, because with that tax refund you could purchase some cutting-edge technology – but only if you’re getting back at least $1,500.

Tuesday is also Google Glass Day, during which Google’s virtual-reality glasses will be available for one day only to anyone in the United States. Go to glass.google.com any time after 9 a.m. ET, pay $1,500 and the gadget is yours (if you’re 18 or older). That’s the price that “explorers” – people who asked and were chosen for the product to help develop it – have been paying for it since it became available last spring.

The lightweight glass frames, with a small display above the right eye, might help your golf game if you pony up the cash. There’s a GPS system called GolfSight, uniquely designed for Google Glass, that you can download. It gives distances to golf courses and their unique landscapes through satellite images, keeps track of scoring, and records experiences to share socially:

Though he didn’t have the app, pro golfer Harold Varner III tried out the glasses a couple months ago on a driving range:

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