At the end of June, Zebra launched the WT6000, its next generation industrial, wearable computer dedicated to making hands-free, speech-directed scanning and picking more accurate, more comfortable, and more productive than ever before.
Zebra conducted their own testing and found that, combined with the RS6000 ring scanner and HS3100, this model increased worker productivity by 15%. In terms of the number of jobs that can be completed in a day, this is a huge improvement. Zebra have also simplified backroom management as the RS6000 and WT6000 can be charged in the same cradle thanks to Zebra’s ShareCradle system.
In addition, Zebra have launched a brand new wrist mounting design that makes the WT6000 more comfortable than many of its competitors. The standard Velcro mount found in most wearable computers has been replaced with a mounting system that micro-adjusts to get a perfect fit and reduces pressure points on the arm. Plus, the non-absorbent material is easy to wipe down, making it easy to clean at the start and end of every shift.
The WT6000 measures 12 x 9 x 2cm and weighs less than 250 grams, making it the smallest and lightest of Zebra’s wearable range. Don’t be fooled by its size, this wearable packs a lot of punch under the hood with features such as:
- A Quad-core 1GHz processor
- 1GB of memory
- 4GB of flash storage, and
- A 3.35mAh Li-Ion battery
Furthermore, in an industry that has been dominated by windows operating systems for years, the user-friendly Android operating system makes this wearable computer more accessible to new users. It uses the home, back and recent buttons found on Android smartphones so it seems familiar for those not accustomed to these devices. With the Zebra Mobility Extensions (Mx), users can personalise the device for specific purposes.
The WT6000 is built to last. It has a IP 65 seal meaning it is completely dust proof and water resistant. It can also handle sub-zero temperatures and drops from 4 feet. The new scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen strengthens the screen, the most vulnerable part of the device.
With an increasing number of warehouses turning to voice-directed picking solutions, Zebra is at the forefront of innovation and solidifies its position as a market leader. The WT6000 is a best in class device that will speed up any warehouse operation. However, all these great features come with a price tag. Entering the market in the region of £1350 – £1400, the step up in price is reflected in the step up in capabilities.
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