RealWear Updates Flagship AR Headset with the Wider Hardware Market Set to Heat Up in 2022

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By Eric Abbruzzese | 1Q 2022 | IN-6406


New Hardware from a Market Leader


In early December 2021, RealWear unveiled their newest Assisted Reality (AR) headset, the Navigator 500. The RealWear Navigator 500 is a refresh of the company’s HMT-1 assisted reality product, ultimately replacing the HMT-1 as the flagship product, although support for the HMT-1 will continue. The Navigator brings modularity in the form of swappable camera, battery, and modem (with other modules to come), as well as improved 48 MP camera, form factor, and weight—ruggedness and noise cancelling/voice recognition strengths carry over from the HMT-1 as well.

The company had a strong 2020, with three times Year over Year (YoY) growth and currently has over 5,000 enterprise customers.

Well Timed and Well Targeted


RealWear has been a leader in the enterprise AR hardware space for a while. Specifically for assisted reality in the enterprise, the individual specification race has quieted in favor other value add options. Some pure component specs are still important—such as brightness, battery life, camera quali…

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