Zebra WS50 Series Mobile Computer

  • powerful: 2.0 GHz quad-core processor
  • handy: no host device required, Android 11 AOSP
  • well-equipped: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, models with integrated barcode reader and RFID
  • durable: 1.2 m to 1.8 m drop resistance (depending on model), IP65, -10 °C to +50 °C

The Zebra WS50 series offers compact enterprise-class wearable computers. They provide a true all-in-one mobile solution which can be tailored to the workflow. There is no host computer required. The tiny data terminals are ideal for applications where only little interaction with the computer is necessary. The 2-inch touchscreen provides a clear interface that can be intuitively used. The WS50 series’ wearables are highly versatile with enterprise-class voice and data capabilities as well as a 13-megapixel camera. Additionally, barcode and RFID capturing capabilities are available as required. Various mounting options enable a flexible use of the small wearable all-rounders.

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Zebra WS50 Series: All-in-One Android Wearable Computer

Freedom of movement: Depending on preference and the area of application, the mobile computers of the WS50 series from Zebra can be worn either on two fingers, on the back of the hand or on the wrist. The small and lightweight wearables enable hands-free workflows. Their 2-inch color touch display can be operated with fingers and even with gloves. The WS50 PDTs are suitable for industrial applications as well as use in warehousing, retail or in the hospitality sector.

Small or large volume data collection: The basic wrist model is ideal for applications that require only little data collection. For occasional data capture, the integrated 13-megapixel camera can be used. In many industries, however, barcode and RFID data capture is part of everyday work. Three models of the WS50 series (back-of-hand model, two-finger model, RFID model) are therefore equipped with the Zebra SE4770 standard-range scan engine. This powerful imager reads bar and QR codes in any condition. Even poor-quality codes can be captured quickly and reliably. A scan is triggered with the thumb. The manual trigger can be used on the right and left hand. A proximity sensor that enables continuous scanning is available as option. The UHF RFID model has a range of up to 1.5 m. Two antennas, an upward-facing internal and a downward-facing external antenna, ensure reliable and accurate data capture.

Processor and battery: The portable minicomputers of the Zebra WS50 series are equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2 GHz quad-core processor. The computer offers 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of flash storage. They run the Android 11 AOSP operating system. The Android OS is well familiar to most users. The mobile computers come with a powerful battery. The standard wrist model is equipped with an 800 mAh battery, the models with an integrated scanner have a 1,300 mAh battery, and the RFID model has a 2,400 mAh battery. Thanks to the hot-swap function, the battery can be changed while the computer is running.

Data and voice communication: The WS50 series’ mobile computers are equipped with loudspeaker and microphone. They enable the integration of PTT solutions for voice communication and provide Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC. The “Mobility DNA” software suite offers tools to improve application performance, for example to optimize Wi-Fi network, data collection and security.

Industrial-grade devices ensure a long service life: The rugged wearable computers of the WS50 series have a high drop resistance. Depending on the model, they can withstand falls from a height of between 1.2 m and 1.8 m. They are protected against the ingress of dust and water according to protection class IP65.

WS50 Models

Wrist-mounted: No scan engine, 112 g (with mount), 13 MP camera, 800 mAh battery, 1,2 m drop resistance

Finger-mounted: Scan engine SE4770 for 1D/2D, manual trigger or automatic with proximity sensor (optional), 134 g, 13 MP camera, 1,300 mAh battery, 1,8 m drop resistance

Hand-mounted: Scan engine SE4770 for 1D/2D, manual trigger or automatic with proximity sensor (optional), 134 g, 13 MP camera, 1,300 mAh battery, 1,8 m drop resistance

UHF-RFID: Scan engine SE4770 for 1D/2D, manual trigger or automatic with proximity sensor (optional), three mounting options (finger mount, wrist mount, hand mount), about 196 g, 13 MP camera, 2,400 mAh battery, 1,5 m drop resistance, upward-facing internal antenna, downward-facing external antenna