Re: Utility over fashion
We've seen some very specific, custom-made wearables from technology innovators such as UPS, for use in package sorting, with UPS co-developing a custom, wearable scanner-printer several years ago with HP. But UPS is a company willing to blaze the trail and make a custom gadget, like it did with mobile handhelds for drivers.
But most companies aren't UPS when it comes to custom hardware. For the kind of mass-market industrial uses like this, there needs to be some standard devices that companies can adapt to their needs -- like Glass, or like an Apple or Android watch. Companies would like disposable, consumer-ish hardware, packed with very task-specific hardware.