Background and Identification
The Microsoft HoloLens 2 is a pair of mixed reality smart glasses developed and produced by Microsoft. It was released in February 2019. The HoloLens 2 is the successor to the Microsoft HoloLens smart glasses. A “developer edition” was released as a variant of the HoloLens 2 in November 2019.
The Microsoft HoloLens 2 are classified as mixed-reality or augmented reality head-mounted display smart glasses. They were originally sold for USD $3,500. The smart glasses run on the Windows 10 Holographic operating system. It includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 system on a chip processor. The display is a pair of see-through holographic 2K lenses. The system uses Adreno 630 graphics and uses eye-tracking, spatial tracking, and hand tracking as inputs. The Microsoft HoloLens 2 features an 8 MP camera and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
The Microsoft HoloLens 2 features several improvements made to this version, including immersiveness, ergonomics, and business friendliness. It has a diagonal field of view of 52 degrees, whereas the original HoloLens had a viewing angle of just 34 degrees. It also features improved hologram stability. New hardware improves workloads such as eye-tracking, fully articulated hand tracking, semantic labeling, spatial audio, and a JBL filter.
The HoloLens 2 Emulator was introduced for developers in April 2019. The emulator is designed to allow developers to create applications for the HoloLens 2 before the device is shipped.
Product family: Windows 10
Type: Mixed reality augmented reality head-mounted display smartglasses
Release date: November 7, 2019
Retail availability: Enterprise and developers
Introductory price: $3500 USD, $125 USD per month Enterprise, $99 USD per month Developer
Operating system: Windows 10 Holographic
System on a Chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Compute Platform
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
Display: See-through holographic lenses 2K 3:2
Graphics: Adreno 630
Input: Eye tracking, spatial tracking, hand tracking
Camera: 8 MP 1080P30 video
Connectivity: Bluetooth LE 5.0, 802.11 2x2 WiFi
Platform: Universal Windows Platform
Online services: Windows Holographic Operating System, Edge, Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, Dynamics 365 Layout, Dynamics 365 Guides, 3D Viewer, OneDrive for Business