Google Glass was not the consumer success Google had hoped for. But, contrary to many predictions, Glass is not dead. In fact, its been spun off into its own department, spearheaded by Nest CEO Tony Fadell.
While Fadell works to stage a turnaround in the hopes of winning over consumers, Google’s pioneering smart glasses and those from other hardware developers, like Vuzix and Recon Instruments, have already gained early but considerable traction in the enterprise.
While enterprise-wide deployments are still very preliminary, there’s tremendous potential for wearables like smart glasses among deskless workers across manufacturing, field services, healthcare, oil and gas, nuclear, automotive, security, logistics, and transportation.