Glossary:Windows Mixed Reality

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Windows Mixed Reality Immersive Headsets
Windows Mixed Reality Immersive Headsets
Microsoft HoloLens
Microsoft HoloLens

For a list of games, see List of VR games.

Key points
Includes a headset and two wireless controllers.
Requires a workaround to play games that are designed for the Oculus Rift. See Revive.

General information

Official website
Windows Mixed Reality on Wikipedia
Windows Mixed Reality on Reddit
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Dell Visor
HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Lenovo Explorer
Asus HC102
Samsung HMD Odyssey

Availability[edit]

Microsoft Store
Amazon.com
Steam

Features[edit]

3D[edit]

Allows the support of stereoscopic 3D.

Tracking[edit]

Uses inside-out tracking for room-scale motion tracking and tracking of controllers.

Motion Controllers[edit]

Windows Mixed Reality Controllers
Windows Mixed Reality Controllers

The Windows Mixed Reality Motion Controllers come with each headset, and are manufactured by each headset manufacturer independently as to Microsoft's exact hardware design and spec. this causes some controllers are higher quality than other controllers, depending on who manufactured them. the Samsung HMD Odyssey controllers are said to be the best quality.

Each controller features a trigger, touchpad, analogue stick, a menu button and a system button. they are tracked via the headset's inside out positional tracking cameras.

When the controllers leave the headset's positional camera's FOV, they are no longer tracked, but do still use gyroscope and accelerometer information to estimate the controller's position.

Windows Mixed Reality Immersive Headsets[edit]

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset[edit]

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset

The initial developer and reference design for the Windows Mixed Reality Headsets.

Display[edit]

1440 x 1440 per eye. Total resolution of 2880 x 1440.
90 Hz Low Persistence LCD. 95° FOV.

Audio[edit]

3.5mm combo jack.

Features[edit]

Flip up display, 4m cable, fixed IPD and Proximity sensor.

Release Date[edit]

October 17, 2017

Dell Visor[edit]

Dell Visor
Dell Visor

Same as the reference design specs, except had a larger FOV but lacks a proximity sensor.

Display[edit]

1440 x 1440 per eye. Total resolution of 2880 x 1440.
90 Hz Low Persistence LCD. 110° FOV.

Audio[edit]

3.5mm combo jack.

Features[edit]

Flip up display, 4m cable and fixed IPD.

Release Date[edit]

October 17, 2017

HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset[edit]

HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset
HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Specs are the same as the Acer reference design.

Display[edit]

1440 x 1440 per eye. Total resolution of 2880 x 1440.
90 Hz Low Persistence LCD. 100° FOV.

Audio[edit]

3.5mm combo jack and microphone

Features[edit]

Flip up display, 4m cable, fixed IPD and Proximity sensor.

Release Date[edit]

October 17, 2017

Lenovo Explorer[edit]

Lenovo Explorer
Lenovo Explorer

Has the same specs as the Acer reference design, but with a wider FOV.

Display[edit]

1440 x 1440 per eye. Total resolution of 2880 x 1440.
90 Hz Low Persistence LCD. 105° FOV.

Audio[edit]

3.5mm combo jack.

Features[edit]

Flip up display, 4m cable, fixed IPD and Proximity sensor.

Release Date[edit]

October 17, 2017

Samsung HMD Odyssey[edit]

Samsung HMD Odyssey
Samsung HMD Odyssey

The Samsung HMD Odyssey has upgraded specs from the base reference design, and had additional features like adjustable IPD and integrated headphones ad microphones.

Display[edit]

1440 x 1600 per eye. Total resolution of 2880 x 1600.
90 Hz Low Persistence OLED. 110° FOV.

Audio[edit]

Integrated AKG headphones and dual microphone array.

Features[edit]

Fixed display, 4m cable, adjustable IPD and Proximity sensor.

Release Date[edit]

November 6, 2017

Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset[edit]

ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset (HC102)

Display[edit]

1440 x 1440 per eye. Total resolution of 2880 x 1440.
90 Hz Low Persistence LCD. 95° FOV. Fresnel-Aspherical

Audio[edit]

3.5mm combo jack.

Features[edit]

Flip up display, 4m cable, fixed IPD, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, and Proximity sensor.

Release Date[edit]

June 12, 2018

Samsung HMD Odyssey+[edit]

Samsung HMD Odyssey+
Samsung HMD Odyssey+

The Samsung HMD Odyssey+ is an updated and refined design over the Samsung HMD Odyssey, adding features such as 'Anti-SDE technology' creating a perceived PPI of 1,233.

Display[edit]

1440 x 1600 per eye. Total resolution of 2880 x 1600.
90 Hz Low Persistence OLED. 110° FOV.

Audio[edit]

Integrated AKG headphones and dual microphone array.

Features[edit]

4m cable, 60 - 72mm IPD, IPD sensor and Proximity sensor.

Release Date[edit]

October 22, 2018

Acer OJO 500[edit]

Acer OJO 500
Acer OJO 500

Display[edit]

1440 x 1400 per eye. Total resolution of 2880 x 1440.
90 Hz Low Persistence OLED. 100° FOV.

Audio[edit]

Integrated headphones and microphone.

Features[edit]

Fixed display, 4m cable, adjustable IPD and Proximity sensor.

Release Date[edit]

November, 2018

Microsoft HoloLens[edit]

Microsoft HoloLens
Microsoft HoloLens

Essential improvements[edit]

SteamVR[edit]

Use the official Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR app to play SteamVR games, some of which are designed for HTC Vive, on Windows Mixed Reality Headsets.

Revive[edit]

Allows Windows Mixed Reality owners to play Oculus exclusive games via SteamVR. GitHub page with install instructions and downloads are here.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 Fall Creators Update 10 Fall Creators Update
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 7200U Intel Core i5 4590
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel Integrated HD Graphics 620
Nvidia MX150
Nvidia GeForce 965M
DirectX 12 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
AMD Radeon RX 460
AMD Radeon RX 560
DirectX 12 compatible
Other 1x USB 3.0 or Type-C
HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2
Bluetooth 4.0
1x USB 3.0 or Type-C
HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2
Bluetooth 4.0

References