HoloLens field of view 'like standing 2ft away from a 15" monitor'

Ben Parfitt
HoloLens field of view 'like standing 2ft away from a 15

Microsoft has revealed a few more details about its still in-development augmented reality headset HoloLens.

Neowin grabbed the information from a Tel Aviv tech event attended by Microsoft’s technical evangelist Bruce Harris.

Perhaps the most notable detail is that concerning the device’s field of view. It was revealed last July that the staggering June E3 demo wasn’t quite representative of the actual user experience.

And indeed, Harris said that the final FOV is equivalent to a person standing two feet away from a 15-inch monitor. These restrictions have been implemented to both reduce cost and increase battery life. Harris did add, however, that he expects this particular aspect of HoloLens’ functionality to be improved with later iterations.

In better news, HoloLens will be completely wireless, supporting Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. A single charge can run for as long as 5.5 hours although heavy use can bring this down to 2.5 hours. Universal Windows 10 apps will also be natively supported.

HoloLens doesn’t yet have a release date.

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Tags: Microsoft , ar , augmented reality , hololens , field of view

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