A topic I’ve seen come up a lot is the assumption that three external Rift camera sensors will be able to do a better job tracking your controllers than the inside-out tracking system of Quest.
In addition to the resolution bump, which currently makes HP’s headset one of the highest-fidelity offerings on the VR market, both versions of the Reverb also come with an expanded 114-degree field of view.
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According to its Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker (which includes wireless headphones with smart assistants), it forecasts that the wearable market will grow by 15.3% over the previous year to 198.5 million units by the end of the 2019.
This matches up with an earlier Bloomberg report, which says Apple had been in talks with potential suppliers for components of a glasses-like device late in 2016, and "has ordered small quantities of near-eye displays from one supplier" for testing purposes.
Fitbit Pay is essentially the company's equivalent to the likes of Apple Pay and Google Pay, harnessing the wearable's built-in NFC chip to let the user make payments by just tapping the wrist on a contactless payment terminal.
However, company CEO James Park told us that its high-end Ionic smartwatch, launched last year, will get a follow-up at some point. “It’s possible a lot of these features become table stakes at some point, but it’s not there yet.” Fitbit’s using its new lineup as an excuse for some spring cleaning.
But wait, Microsoft let you wear it an alternative way with the Band's screen sitting on the inside of the wrist. It was hard to look beyond such a dramatic design failure and appreciate the few positives that Microsoft did manage to deliver with the two Bands.
Nexus is a wearable device that wants to cover those complex tracking bases putting the focus on measuring reps and sets from your session automatically.
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Sound has also been improved to include ultrasonic tracking, while lenses in Vive Focus Plus headset are completely new. With HTC Vive Focus Plus headset, we get the sense of completion rather than novelty.
Actually, with much joy, we discovered months ago that Microsoft clearly understood the potential of the Kinect: it teased that it was going to release a new Kinect sensor, that was connected to Azure.
As Alex of Leap Motion explained me, using carefully studied sounds and visual feedback when the user touches a virtual object, it is possible to create a sense of fake touch, that can make the experience more realistic.
The Galaxy Fold "Occasionally a new device is introduced that overcomes expectations and sets the industry on a new path," said Samsung's Koh. "We had to develop brand new ways to design, develop and manufacture" to make the Galaxy Fold, said Justin Denison, Samsung's senior vice president of product marketing.
1. Setting up Play Music While you can control other music apps on your phone from your wrist, including Spotify, Google Play Music is currently the only one that lets you store and play music right from your watch, without any need for a phone connection.
While there's no price for the Vive Focus Plus yet (the original costs $599 ), HTC has shared that it'll be available some time in Q2 2019 across 25 markets worldwide. That's a significant change from the original Vive Focus' China-only launch.
Honestly, I think that for some compromises that are necessary for every next-gen hardware (e.g. sacrificing the image quality to increase battery duration), Microsoft won’t be able to reach that maximum and so it will ship a device with around 60-65° FOV , that is anyway bigger than the one of Magic Leap (that has a horizontal FOV of 50°).
Xplora, the Norwegian company best known for its kids smartwatches has officially announced its new Go wearable that's designed for all ages. Xplora already offers smartwatches for children and its Care watch for the elderly, so those uses cases are not new territory for the company.
Microsoft is the most seasoned of the major augmented reality players, having released its HoloLens headset long before Apple and Google started experimenting with the medium through smartphones.
Microsoft has dropped its biggest hint yet that the HoloLens 2 is ready for launch, with the company releasing a teaser video indicating Barcelona's MWC 2019 will mark the arrival of the new augmented reality headset.
Codenamed HP Copper, the new Virtual Reality device from Hewlett Packard may make its dramatic appearance this year, if not the next. Rather than matching the currently highest WMR resolution on the market, Copper is doubling the number of pixels shown on displays.
$99, Amazon | angelsense.com HereO V2 The HereO is the first GPS tracking device cleverly disguised to look like a cute, colourful watch, so little ones can show off and tell the time while you keep tabs on their whereabouts via your iOS or Android device.
ProTubeVR , the Marseilles, France-based makers of the titular VR gunstock accessory, is hoping to make a splash later this month with a Kickstarter campaign for a new haptic devkit that promises to dial-up immersion in VR shooters.