Zebra launches world’s first-ever Android based wearable computer
After decades of Microsoft’s Windows-based wearable computers, the shopkeepers, warehouse owners and salesmen now have an option of using user-friendly Android based wearable computer. Zebra Technologies has introduced its first-ever Android-based enterprise wearable called WT600 Industrial Wearable Computer as well as an accessory RS6000 Wearable Ring Scanner and an HS3100 Rugged Headset that add flexibility for a wide range of enterprise users. The WT6000 runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, while the ring scanner and headset don’t include their own operating systems.
The WT600 comes with RS6000 Wearable Ring Scanner and an HS3100 Headset to offer a complete solution to enterprise users.
The Zebra WT6000 Industrial Wearable Computer can be worn on a wrist and includes a 3.2-inch WVGA (800 by 480 pixels) LCD In-Plane-Switching touch-screen display, a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cover, quad-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of memory, 4GB of flash storage and a 3,350mAh Li-Ion battery. The Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system on the device includes Zebra Mobility Extensions (Mx) to customize it for enterprise users.
WT6000 is 4.7 inches wide, 3.5 inches high and 0.7 inches thick and weighs 8.7 ounces. It includes three user-programmable function keys as well as WiFi, Bluetooth and near-field communications (NFC) connectivity. The device has several options for data capture, including a variety of 1D/2D imaging scanners. Zebra says that WT6000 is dustproof and spray-proof, and can be operated in extreme conditions.
The company has also released Zebra Mobility Extensions which will allow enterprise workers to use hands-free voice commands to pick orders. Prices for the WT3000 start at $3,000.