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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Wearable Technology

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 16-Feb-2016 09:26:49
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Wearable Technology is still waiting for its big break. There’s no question that wearables will eventually take off, the real question is WHEN will they take off? Wearable tech has the potential to become a potent business tool within the enterprise and in a true Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy, wearables need to be considered.

This new technology is sure to enhance employee productivity and whilst many businesses remain unconvinced, there are a few types of enterprise applications which may change opinions about investing in and encouraging employees to take full advantage of wearable tech.


Here are five ways businesses could benefit from investing in wearable technology:


Interact With Office Environment

Wearables have the capabilities to control lights, monitors and a whole host of office equipment. Through the deployment of an enterprise app, you would be able to keep track of the entire building and even schedule important business meetings via a wearable device.

It could even act as a way of telling you when a visitor arrives and in addition, you could keep your diary up to date wherever you are. Wearable technology is transforming the way businesses operate and it is increasing both efficiency and productivity in the workplace.


Important Notifications

For those of us who are always on the move, this feature would be extremely beneficial. It would contribute to making you more reachable throughout the working day and could even set up timings for certain projects. If there’s any kind of work-related emergency, wearable tech has the power to alert you to these type of situations.

Wearable tech is providing a new means of communication and would improve communications throughout a large team of staff. This technology has the potential to lower risks and significantly increase safety in industries where health and safety protocols are more serious.


Hands Free

Hands free wearable applications not only improve safety for businesses but they can also lead to increased productivity. They give employees options in terms of setting reminders for tasks and jotting down ideas and important information on the go.


Health Monitoring

Whether you spend your working days in the office or out in the field, finding time to look after ourselves can be a challenge. Fitness apps on wearable devices are becoming more and more useful. They can monitor your heart, calorie intake and sleep activity, ensuring we’re healthy during the rush of the daily grind.

This could lead to the reduction in employees taking sickness days and provide more motivation in the office environment.


Data Collection

Accessing important business data on the go is essential for many workers. There is huge potential for data collection using wearable technology, making it possible for employees to get instant information on their customers.

Businesses are beginning to deploy mobile application for this exact reason and it shouldn’t be too long until wearable devices are used for the same purpose.


Topics: Healthcare, Enterprise Mobility, Wearable Tech