Glass is pretty obvious looking, and therefore would be easy for CFAI to place a blanket ban on Glass. Watches on the other hand would permeate in many different types and models, and CFAI would have 2 options:
1. ban watches altogether, which would be crazy, or
2. check watches now for smart vs dumb
They could forbid wristwatches if they made sure that the exam halls had prominent clocks that were visible to all the candidates. My Level 2 exam room had a clock in one corner and I couldn’t see it properly, so I was glad I had worn a wristwatch.
Google Glass is obvious looking now, but if there are improvements to the technology and if competitors come in, then there might be models in the future that look no different from ordinary glasses.
No easy answers, really. Just hope that the powers that be are thinking ahead of these possible developments!
In my exam in Ohio, USA, they had big flip boards on both sides of the room that said how much time was left that the exam proctors changed every 15 minutes. I didn’t even bring a watch to the exam.
They have the same thing in London. I didn’t have a digital clock when I was taking it in London though!
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