HoloLens2 (Microsoft) Granted Top Wearable Solution: 2023 Benchmarking Report

BuiltWorlds’ Benchmarking Program gives members the invaluable opportunity to assess their technology adoption relative to their industry peers, providing profound insights into enhancing their tech stack. The Technology Specialty Reports harness comprehensive survey data sourced from worldwide general contractors and AEC professionals. This data supplies indispensable insights and contextual understanding, helping to employ informed decision-making regarding technology integration. Within the Wearable Solutions Tech Specialty Report, standout solutions are identified through aggregated survey data from different categories including: adoption/utilization, ease of use, health & safety optimization, injury & strain prevention, productivity optimization, and quality assurance/reduction of rework.

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Overall Top Solution

HoloLens2 (Microsoft) is a cutting-edge mixed reality head-mounted display that combines waveguide and laser technology for mixed reality experiences. It provides enterprise-ready applications that increase user accuracy and output within a jobsite. Currently, HoloLens2 offers five versions of their VR glasses with various features and capabilities.

Benchmarking survey data show HoloLens2 as the most-adopted solution -- tied only with the original HoloLens product. Taken together, HoloLens and HoloLens2 dominate the VR solution industry adoption rates. User satisfaction with HoloLens2 meets the industry average satisfaction for VR solutions, far surpassing user satisfaction scores reported for the original HoloLens.

Alternative Notable Solutions Examined Within 2023  Wearable Report

Noteworthy Findings

  • Lag in Adoption: Throughout all four wearable categories, the majority of respondents indicated that their company has not adopted any of these solutions.
  • Lowest Industry Average: Out of all the five tech specialty areas in the Tools, Equipment, & Robotics study, satisfaction was remarkably low for wearable solutions with an industry average satisfaction rating above 3.5 / 10.
  • Time and Location Devices Leads Wearables Pack: Time and Location Monitoring wearables see the highest implementation rate at 50%, while the full-scale adoption of these solutions remains limited, with only 8% of firms utilizing them for every project.

BuiltWorlds’ Benchmarking Program highlights leading construction technology solutions within five categories:

  • Preconstruction
  • Project Management & Oversight
  • Field Management Solutions
  • Tools, Equipment, & Robotics
  • Offsite (Modular) Construction


This year’s annual Tools, Equipment, & Robotics Benchmarking Report has just been released and supplies aggregated results and key findings from the 2023 survey that focused on the five tech speciality areas:

  • Equipment & Machinery Marketplace Solutions
  • Fleet Management & Monitoring Solutions
  • Robotics Solutions
  • Tools Management Solutions
  • Wearable Solutions

*Rankings are not definitive and the software has not been tested by BuiltWorlds Analysts. They are only a reflection of the survey results collected from companies using the technology based on their completed survey results. For more information, visit BuiltWorlds terms and conditions.

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