"You have to have a pretty robust and rugged device. Consumer-grade stuff isn't really going to cut it," O'Donnell said.
Beyond reminders and alerts, wearables could also be accessories for office workers. Wearables could replace card keys and even serve as pointers while making a presentation.
Device makers may even design custom wearables for companies. Those will be higher priced, small volume and specialized devices, O'Donnell said.
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