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Fast, mobile, comfortable – our Total Wearable Solutions win 3 awards

Posted by John Wyer

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October 27, 2017 at 5:40 AM



Business productivity begins and ends with worker productivity. You want your people performing at their very best, working as quickly, efficiently, and productively as they can.

Nowhere is this more important than in the warehouse. And with consumers buying more online than ever before – and expecting faster deliveries – new technology that augments the way we work can help your teams fulfil orders with greater speed and accuracy.

That’s where our Total Wearable Solutions come in. Designed to fit comfortably on anyone, our WT6000 wearable computer and RS6000 ring scanner work together to become a natural extension of your workers. The WT6000 can boost productivity by up to 15% alone and result in 39% fewer errors than typical speech-only wearables.

These rugged yet elegant products have been recognized more than once for excellence in design, with a prestigious iF Design Award and a Red Dot Award for Product Design, while their innovative features have also been rewarded with an Innovationspreis IT.

Wearable business advantage

Warehouses and manufacturing plants are often fast-paced and intense. In this setting, there are plenty of ‘disabling factors’ that could impede the performance of workers, from high noise levels to variable lighting, to the pressure to pick quickly and accurately.

Our WT6000 has been designed to help overcome these issues with a large, bright screen and loud, clear audio. It also features programmable hard keys, to quickly access the most used applications, and can be paired with our headsets to enable speech-based picking.

It also adheres to our philosophy that wearable enterprise devices should take three core factors into account – comfort, speed, and ease-of-use.

- Comfort – as well as fitting to any one of your workers, thanks to breathable, adjustable wristbands, (workers can have their own wristbands that the device clips onto for hygiene), the WT6000 is 27% lighter and 36% smaller than our previous generation of products.

- Speed – alongside improved scanning range, the RS6000 features coloured LEDs in the user’s line of sight, providing clear, immediate feedback on scanning activity. And the WT6000 and RS6000 can be paired with a single tap – no lengthy set-up, no manual configuration.

- Ease-of-use – the WT6000’s large touchscreen gives workers a clear view of our graphical apps, and the Android operating system will feel familiar to smartphone users, reducing training time. Plus it’s designed to be used while wearing gloves, for added convenience.

Our Total Wearable Solutions ensure maximum uptime, from the loading dock to the factory floor, to the freezer. The RS6000 ring-style scanner boasts up to 5x the battery power of competitive models, and enables fast, accurate scanning, while the compact WT6000 presents a ready-to-go, enterprise-class computer that comes equipped with our industry-leading Mobility DNA tools. Its battery can even be quickly replaced with one hand, without the need to power down the device.

Using our solutions, your workers could take productivity to the next level.

Find out more about Zebra’s award-winning Total Wearable Solutions portfolio.

Topics: WT6000, Wearables, ring scanner