Verdantix: Rombit firmly establishes itself in the growing industrial wearables space
Despite the proven worker productivity and safety benefits of wearables, suppliers have only recently gained a strong foothold in industrial markets. High prices, unwieldy form factors, low user comfort and change management issues have slowed penetration, and this has led to casualties in the wearable space, including several high-profile manufacturers, namely in 2019 with AR headset supplier ODG and smart hardhat provider Daqri, which went bust despite raising $58 million and $275 in funding respectively.
A rising firm in the industrial wearables space is Rombit, a Belgian wearables supplier. The Rombit ONE is a wearable which supports several use cases including lone worker management, evacuation and COVID-19 prevention, as well as collision avoidance when used with Rombit’s ultra-wide-band (UWB) devices. Rombit ONE also has several wear options to satisfy whichever configuration each worker prefers.