HoloLens FOV similar to standing “2ft from 15in monitor,” up to 5.5 hours battery life

Saturday, 16 January 2016 19:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Speaking at an event in Tel Aviv recently, Microsoft’s Bruce Harris shared a few new tidbits of information on the company’s Augmented Reality device HoloLens.


According to Harris, via Neowin, the wireless HoloLens can run up to 5.5 hours on a single charge when used normally. Heavy usage will knock the battery life down to 2.5 hours.

The device will have a field of view similar to a person “standing two feet away from a 15-inch monitor,” Neowin reports. It will also connect to all tethered devices via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi even if located in different rooms.

Harris didn’t offer an estimated price for the consumer model, but said in order to keep the price down, the battery life and field of view were limited to the aforementioned functionality. Once the manufacturing process improves Microsoft will adjust the price.

The development kit for HoloLens will be made available to developers during the current quarter, and it will run $3,000. While the price is rather steep, in July 2015 Microsoft said the first version of HoloLens was aimed at enterprise use instead of game development.

HoloLens supports all native Windows 10 devices, and the dev kit will contain hardware similar to what was shown earlier in 2015: 2GB RAM, 802.11aca, an x86 processor and 60Hz refresh rate.

HoloLens was announced by Microsoft back in January 2015 as the first stand-alone holographic computing platform.

A video of the talk is posted below by Tom Warren. Have a watch before Microsoft pulls the video as with previous instances today.