HoloLens 2 – Microsoft's new goggles open the door to innovation

By | November 7, 2019

Microsoft HoloLens 2 goggles are becoming a reality. The new generation of the device with huge potential is ready to optimize work.

The market premiere of Microsoft HoloLens 2 is behind us

Microsoft announced HoloLens 2 goggles earlier this year and is now finally ready to give the first copies to users. Invariably: business users – so far the gadget, although it also has considerable entertainment potential, is specifically designed for professional applications.

Already the first generation of the device was used in the design or quality control, and the Poles came up with the idea that you can use it to take a virtual walk around a place that has not yet been built. Microsoft HoloLens 2 goggles in all these applications are to cope even better, and should open the door to other innovative solutions.

What are HoloLens 2 goggles and how do they differ from the former?

HoloLens 2 are mixed reality goggles. It is a technology based on augmented reality, i.e. a solution consisting of imposing virtual objects on an authentic image and enriching or modifying the environment seen in this way. In addition, however, you can share and interact with these digital items.

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Qualcomm helped Microsoft design the HoloLens 2 goggles. Provided namely Snapdragon 850 system ensuring adequate computing power. Thanks to it, everything works smoothly, and this, in turn, that service should not cause anyone trouble, is the result of using a well-thought-out control system by tracking the movements of the hands and eyes. Gesture support is a valuable addition to this solution.

Compared to the first generation, the new HoloLens goggles are not only to run smoother and be easier to use. Other advantages include: lower weight, design adapted to those who wear glasses and significantly increased field of view – from 34 to 52 degrees. Microsoft emphasizes the importance of a lack of wires – he explains: "Everything you need is with you".

HoloLens 2 parts

What exactly is inside? The following are Microsoft HoloLens 2 goggle specifications:

  • Optics: transparent holographic lenses
  • Resolution: 2k 3: 2 motors
  • Holographic density: over 2500 radians
  • Sensors: 4 visible light cameras, 2 IR cameras, depth sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer
  • Camera: 8 Mpix (1080p / 30fps movies)
  • Audio: 5-channel microphone, speakers with surround sound
  • Human understanding: hand tracking, eye tracking, voice control
  • Understanding the environment: 6 DoF positional tracking, real-time environmental grid
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 SoC
  • Mass storage: 64 GB UFS 2.1
  • Wired connectivity: USB type C
  • Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Weight: 566 g
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How much does a revolution cost at work? The price of HoloLens 2 goggles is not low

Those who have already had the opportunity to test HoloLens 2 goggles note that they provide the fullest experience of augmented realityand are also the easiest to use. So they have enormous potential and can please, facilitate and optimize the work of many people, especially businessmen, service technicians and other types of specialists.

HoloLens 2 goggles

Of course, this is all the situation when companies decide to add such gadgets to employee equipment, and the purchase of a single copy is associated with expenditure from 3500 dollars and up.

Source: Microsoft, CNET, The Verge, TechCrunch

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