Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Plus improves on the original with a larger field of view and better hand tracking

Microsoft has announced an updated version of its augmented reality headset, the HoloLens 2 Plus, which offers a larger field of view and improved hand tracking. The HoloLens 2 Plus builds on the success of the original HoloLens, which was released in 2019, and includes a range of new features that are designed to improve the user experience.

One of the biggest improvements in the HoloLens 2 Plus is the larger field of view, which is now 52 degrees diagonal, up from 43 degrees on the original HoloLens. This means that users will be able to see more of the virtual objects overlaid on the real world, which should help to make the experience more immersive.

The HoloLens 2 Plus also features improved hand tracking, which uses machine learning algorithms to track hand movements more accurately and in greater detail. This should make it easier for users to interact with virtual objects and manipulate them with precision.

Other features of the HoloLens 2 Plus include an updated version of the Windows Mixed Reality platform, which is designed to make it easier for developers to create immersive mixed reality experiences. The headset also includes improved voice recognition, which allows users to interact with virtual objects using voice commands.

The HoloLens 2 Plus is aimed at enterprise customers, and Microsoft says that it is designed to be used in a range of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. The headset can be used for a variety of applications, including remote assistance, training, and design.

Microsoft has not yet announced a release date or price for the HoloLens 2 Plus, but it is expected to be available later this year. The company says that it is working closely with its partners to develop new use cases for the headset, and that it expects to see widespread adoption of the technology in the coming years.