Better than Google Glass: Finding the Right Smart Glasses for Enterprise

December 23, 2015 | State of the Market Report

Google Glass set the standard in smart glasses, but as the target market has shifted from consumer to industrial, the question became, “Should Google Glass still be the standard?” In this report, we identify and categorize the more than 70 enterprise deployments of smart glasses. Within those 70 deployments, there are 11 unique use cases, which each use a combination of only three core functions: access information, real-time communication, and documentation. In most cases, Google Glass came up short, with smart glasses like Sony SmartEyeglass and ODG R-7 better suited to meet industrial requirements.

Coverage Areas

  • Digital Transformation
  • Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive Summary
  • Table of Contents
  • Landscape: Current Industrial Smart Glass Deployments
  • Landscape: Smart Glasses
  • Analysis: Mapping Smart Glasses onto Enterprise Need
  • Analysis: Identifying Best Smart Glasses for Enterprise Use
  • Outlook

Lead Analyst

Tony Sun


Jonathan Melnick, Ph.D.