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The RealWear HMT-1 is a powerful, fully-rugged Android computer that is worn on the head and replaces the touch screen with an articulated micro-display, giving the appearance of a 7-inch tablet screen.

Engineered from the ground up for the productivity, safety and human factors needs of industrial workers in rugged and loud environments, HMT-1 is the high performance choice for industry.

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Transcends tablets & smart glasses.

The HMT-1 has a completely hands-free voice-controlled user interface allowing workers to operate the tools and equipment needed for the job, even if climbing a scaffold or tower. Allowing the worker to maintain full situational awareness and maximum productivity, HMT-1 is faster, safer and smarter then either a tablet or smart glasses.


Better than a tablet.

Just as powerful, but 100% hands-free.


Smarter than glass.

More processor, more run time, more camera, more rugged, more safety.

Unmatched speech extraction.

The HMT-1 uses four microphones and advanced algorithms to perform noise cancellation prior to voice recognition. Workers can navigate applications and enter text and numbers just by speaking in a normal voice with accurate performance even in 95 dBA of typical industrial noise. There’s no need for a wake-up word – HMT-1 is always listening. You’ll hear the characteristic chirp tone and see on-screen confirmation as immediate confirmation of successful recognition. No Internet connection is needed to navigate apps by voice – recognition is embedded, local and fast.

Voice + Noise: No Speech Extraction Algorithm
Voice + Noise: with Speech Extraction Algorithm
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Coming mid 2018

HMT-1Z1 is the world’s first intrinsically safe head mounted wearable computer that meets Class 1 Division 1 and ATEX Zone 1 certifications – meaning it presents no ignition risk where potentially explosive atmospheres exist in normal routine operations.

Similar to the HMT-1 in functionality, this model is ideal for use in oil & gas operations in upstream, midstream and downstream, chemical plants, aviation fueling, industrial gases supply, electric car battery servicing and more.

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The result of decades of human invention.


The HMT-1 is the result of nearly a decade of design and innovation

Boba Fett
Boba Fett

A long time ago in a studio far, far away...

...have you ever noticed that distinctive ‘antenna’ on the top of Boba Fett’s helmet? That device is not an antenna, it is a miniaturized wearable computer called a ‘Range Finder’ and the similarities to RealWear’s HMT-1 are no accident. Because, shortly after Pete Rozani designed the Episode VI Boba Fett costume, Pete and Stephen Pombo (RealWear’s VP of Industrial Design) started working together. After the movie, they spent years collaborating together, developing industrial grade wearable computers and co-authoring many patents for the system, dating all the way back to 1996. An example of art leading technology, we now affectionately refer to as the HMT-0.

Dr. Chris Parkinson


For more than a decade, Chris has worked in the head-mounted industrial computer industry. Since first conceiving the Golden-I, while at Kopin, Chris has always been confident that building a fully rugged and true ‘hands free’ monocular device was the path to success across industry. Chris felt that other wearable computer products were purely aspirational, like “concept cars”, and had little chance to get to scale in the harsh industrial environments. Chris is a hyper-intelligent PhD (minor in sarcastic humor), a bold risk-taker and stubbornly persistent. A true inventor and the spark that brought us together.

Stephen Pombo


Only one person like him on Earth because after Stephen was designed, they broke the mold. Stephen is the most humble person that you will ever meet. However, don’t let his quiet austere fool you, behind those bright eyes is an unparalleled wisdom and talent that we all count ourselves lucky to be around. Stephen’s life stories are legendary, and if you ever meet him, ask him about the 2nd DeLorean car he worked on (think ‘Great Scott!’).