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Honeywell's Wearables Are Here

By Chrissie Cluney April 24, 2018

Do you want to purchase high-performance wearable devices for your employees to ensure that they accomplish their tasks so your company can prosper?

Honeywell has introduced its new smart wearable, which can help supply chain workers to complete their high-volume tasks more efficiently and ergonomically.

The 8680i Wearable Mini-Mobile is a compact, high-performance and hands-free cordless device that helps improve efficiency and productivity for scan-intensive tasks. By eliminating the need to pick up a handheld scanner, scan the item and then put the scanner back down, the new wearable device helps improve workers’ scanning times by approximately five seconds per typical transaction.

“To keep up with increasing pressure for fast, accurate order fulfillment, distribution centers need to streamline high-volume workflows and provide their workers with ergonomic data-capture solutions,” said Stan Zywicki, general manager, scanning and printing, Honeywell’s Productivity Products business. “The 8680i is an always-on, connected mini-mobile device that allows for hands-free operation in areas where workers need to be able to complete tasks without having to hold a separate device.”

The device is equipped with Wi-Fi and is lightweight. It is worn on one hand and provides workers with a two-button interface and a clear display of information such as battery status and scan results. Through the API and Wi-Fi connectivity, customizable workflow instructions are provided on the user-facing display. This can allow for streamlined workflows with a single, ergonomic device to eliminate the need for both a scanner and mobile computer combination. 

Where can this device assist workers the best? The 8680i helps warehouses and distribution centers to increase speed and accuracy by streamlining high-volume workflows such as picking, sorting, put-away and packing.

“Ergonomics and comfort are extremely important to distribution center workers,” said Zywicki. “To keep workers safe and healthy, we designed this scanner to be up to 17 percent lighter than competing wearable solutions.”

Is there a Bluetooth version available? Yes, a Bluetooth-only version of the device is also available for use as a simple ergonomic scanner. It can be paired with another device to support more complex workflows.

Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) provides products, software and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance for our customers across the globe. This new addition will be an asset to companies with high pace work environments.




Edited by Ken Briodagh
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