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World’s first hands-free Android™ tablet class wearable computer for industrial workers.

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Better than a tablet.
Smarter than glass.

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.

Empower Your Workforce

Watch our video to learn how the RealWear HMT-1 was purpose-built for industry.


Productivity is not about working harder. It’s about working smarter every day. Every aspect of the HMT-1 was built to enhance your workforce’s performance.

HMT-1 is Hands-free

100 % Hands Free

Voice based operating system, local speech recognition in loud areas

HMT-1 has powerful audio

Powerful Audio

Integrated speaker and 3.5mm audio jack for use with hearing protection

HMT-1 has unmatched noise cancellation

Unmatched Noise Cancellation

Four digital microphones and advanced algorithms

Compliance & Safety

Safety is the top concern of every industry. The HMT-1 is designed with safety in mind to help keep your eyes up and your hands on the job, with 100% situational awareness.

HMT-1 is IP66 rated


IP66 - Protected against heavy seas or powerful jets of water

HMT-1 is dust tight

Dust Tight

IP66 - Complete protection against the ingress of micro particles

HMT-1 is rugged and drop proof

Drop Proof

Resistant to 2 meter drops onto concrete from any angle


Training is not a one-and-done. The new generation of industrial workforce learns by video. The HMT-1 is built to move knowledge across a workforce in minutes.

HMT-1 used unmatched speech extraction

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-1Z1 is always listening. You’ll hear the trademark 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.

Without RealWear’s Speech Extraction Algorithm

Voice + Noise

HMT-1 uses proprietary noise cancelling technology

Voice + Reduced Noise

Using RealWear’s Speech Extraction Algorithm

Our noise-cancellation technology is the best in the business.

The result of decades of human invention.

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

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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.

Chris Parkinson

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.

Steven Pombo

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!’).

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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.

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