Emerging Head Mounted Displays (HMDs)

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2016-06-28 15:20:00
Comparison of New and Emerging Head Mounted Displays: Oculus Rift, Epson Moverio 1 and 2, Meta.01, metaPro, Antheer Dev Kit, Atheer One, CastAR, Innovega iOptik, Vuzix Star 1200XLD, Avegant Glyph, Optinvent ORA-S, Google Glass and more.
Last updateCompanyPriceWebsiteAugmented Reality (AR)Development StatusRelease DateEditionReview LinkKickstarter LinkWikipediaVideo Demo URLNative resolutionProduct detailsReleasedTypeTrack PositionVirtual Reality (VR)Glance-able displaySee-ThroughField of View (FOV) (Diagonal Degrees)Display TypeBinocularStereoscopic 3DIncludes CPU/ProcessorConnects to Smartphone?Connects to Desktop PC?How it ConnectsTrack DirectionTrack Eye GazeFront cameraOther
Antheer Dev Kit2014-01-16 19:15:26Atheer Labs850 USDhttp://atheerlabs.com/YesAlphaJune 2014Antheer Dev Kithttp://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57614847-76/atheer-labs-brings-android-into-3d-augmented-reality/http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/atheer-one-what-it-feels-like-to-have-superpowershttp://allthingsd.com/20130530/atheer-looks-to-add-human-touch-to-futuristic-wearable-computers/1024x768NoCommercial productYes accelerometer and GPSYes Via clip-on shades.- Could use a corner of the display.Yes36Micro LCD/LEDYesYesYes 2.2 GHz quad-coreNoYes ADB, USB, or wirelesslyUSB, HDMI, WiFi, Bluetooth4Yes Gyroscope, compassNoYes x2Gesture recognition. SDK based on Unity and Vuforia.
Atheer One2014-01-16 19:15:26Atheer Labs350 USDhttp://atheerlabs.com/YesAlphaDecember 2014Atheer Onehttp://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57614847-76/atheer-labs-brings-android-into-3d-augmented-reality/http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/atheer-one-what-it-feels-like-to-have-superpowershttp://allthingsd.com/20130530/atheer-looks-to-add-human-touch-to-futuristic-wearable-computers/1024x768NoCommercial productYes accelerometer and GPS on smartphoneYes Via clip-on shades.- Could use a corner of the display.Yes65Micro LCD/LEDYesYesNoYes Via MicroUSB with MHL or SlimportYes Via Remote Desktop (slow update?). Via WiFi?microUSB. Also Bluetooth and Wifi.Yes Gyroscope, compassNoYes x2Gesture recognition. SDK based on Unity and Vuforia.
Avegant Glyph2014-01-16 19:15:26Avegant499 USDhttp://www.avegant.com/No Not see-thru. No camera.AlphaTBA. Kickstarter begins Jan 22 2014Glyphhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/12/18/avegant-glyph/http://reviews.cnet.com/wearable-tech/avegant-glyph/4505-34900_7-35833856.html1280x800NoCommercial product- Maybe? UnknnownYesNoNo45Micro Projector: 3-LED DLPYesYesNoYes MHL/HDMIYesMHL/HDMIYes UnknnownNoNoThe "Virtual Retinal Display" does not use a screen - it beams light into your eye, so feels a lot more natural to look at. When folded up, the Glyph looks like a regular pair of headphones.
CastAR2014-01-16 19:15:26Technical Illusions285 USDhttp://www.technicalillusions.com/YesPrivate BetaSept 2014castARhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/technicalillusions/castar-the-most-versatile-ar-and-vr-system?ref=live1280x720NoCommercial productYes IR Camera (needs the surface) and accelerometerYes Via clip-on shades.NoYes Both Via clip-on shades.65 degree horizontalMicro Projector: UnknownYesYesNoYes In theory. How is still TBC.YesHDMIYes IR Camera (needs the surface) and gyroscope, compassNoNo IR - For tracking onlyInludes a Magic Wand for interaction.
Epson Moverio 12014-01-16 19:15:26Epson699 USDhttp://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?sku=V11H423020Yes But limited CPU power.ProductionNovember 2011Moverio BT-100http://www.trustedreviews.com/epson-moverio-bt-100_Peripheral_reviewhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_head-mounted_display#Epson_and_Meta960x540YesCommercial productNoYes Via clip-on shades. But limited CPU power.- Could use a corner of the display.Yes Both Via clip-on shades.23Micro Projector: LED LCoSYesYesYes Android 2.2,slow CPU, trackpad.NoNo Only to copy filesmicroUSB, WiFiNoNoNo
Epson Moverio 22014-01-16 19:15:26Epson699 USDhttp://www.epson.com/MoverioBT200YesPrivate BetaMarch 2014Moverio BT-200http://reviews.cnet.com/wearable-tech/epson-moverio-bt-200/4505-34900_7-35833862.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_head-mounted_display#Epson_and_Metahttp://www.tomsguide.com/us/epson-moverio-glasses-hands-on,news-18110.html960x540NoCommercial productYes accelerometer and GPSYes Via clip-on shades.- Could use a corner of the display.Yes Both Via clip-on shades.23Micro Projector: LED LCoSYesYesYes Android 4.0. 1.2Ghz dual core, trackpad.NoNo Only to copy filesmicroUSB, WiFi, BluetoothYes Gyroscope, compassNoYesShipping from March 2014. Relies on the closed Moverio apps market rather than Google Play. Battery life lasts up to six hours. Come with a wireless mirroring adapter that can beam content between devices with HDMI connectivity
Glass Up2016-01-28 12:30:50GlassUp299 USDhttp://www.glassup.net/No320x240NoYesYes12NoNoBluetoothNo
Google Glass Ex2014-01-16 19:15:26Google1500 USDhttp://www.google.com/glass/start/NoBetaMay 2013Explorer Editionhttp://reviews.cnet.com/google-glass/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass640x360YesCommercial productNoNoYesYes15Micro LCD/LEDNoNoYesNo Not for visualsNoWiFi, BluetoothYesYes ?YesTouchpad on the side
Google Glass Co2014-01-16 19:15:26Google600 USDhttp://www.google.com/glass/start/NoAlphaApril 2014Commercial Releasehttp://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/21351/20140102/google-glass-release-date-price-wearable-tech.htmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass640x360NoCommercial productNoNoYesYes15Micro LCD/LEDNoNoYesNo Not for visualsNoWiFi, BluetoothYesYes ?YesTouchpad on the side
HMZ-T3W2014-01-29 01:58:01Sony999 USDhttp://store.sony.com/wearable-hdtv-2d-3d-virtual-7.1-surround-sound-zid27-HMZT3W/cat-27-catid-3D-Personal-ViewerNoProduction2013?HMZ-T3Whttp://gadgets.ndtv.com/tv/reviews/sony-hmz-t3q-wearable-hdtv-first-impressions-4697051280x720YesCommercial productNoYesNoNo45Micro LCD/LEDYesYesNoYesYes ?HDMINoNoNoUses OLEDs
Innovega iOptik2014-01-16 19:15:26Innovegahttp://innovega-inc.com/benefits.phpYesPrivate BetaTBAhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57616459-76/augmented-reality-contact-lenses-to-be-human-ready-at-ces/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_head-mounted_display#Innovega1280x720. Planning 1920x1080NoComponent for other productsNoYesYes- Both"Panoramic". 120 - unconfirmed.Micro Projector: UnknownYesYesNoYesNo ??NoNoNo
Laster SeeThru2014-01-21 03:02:39Laster399 USDhttp://www.laster.fr/laster/societe/- Can overlay. But only monocular. No camera tracking.AlphaJune 2014SeeThruhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/496333639/laster-seethru?ref=kickspy800x600NoCommercial productYes AccelerometerNo- Could use a corner of the display.Yes25Micro LCD/LEDNoNoNoYesNo ?Bluetooth 3.0Yes Gyroscope, compassNoNoWireless AR glasses. Currently only Android SDK.
Lumus DK402016-01-28 12:31:40http://lumus-optical.com/http://reviews.cnet.com/wearable-tech/lumus-dk40/4505-34900_7-35833970.html
Lumus OE-312016-01-28 12:31:40http://lumus-optical.com/http://www.ubergizmo.com/2012/03/lumus-oe-31-see-through-wearable-ar-display/640x36019
Meta.012014-01-16 19:15:26Meta750 USDhttps://www.spaceglasses.com/YesAlphaJuly 2014metaOnehttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/551975293/meta-the-most-advanced-augmented-reality-interface?ref=livehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_head-mounted_display#Epson_and_Meta960x540NoCommercial productYes AccelerometerYes Via clip-on shades?- Could use a corner of the display.Yes Both Via clip-on shades.23Micro Projector: LED LCoSYesYesNoNoYesHDMI/USBYes Gyroscope, compassNoYesBased on the Moverio BT-100, minus android, plus a camera. Gesture detection for interaction using your hands.
metaPro2014-01-16 19:15:26Meta3650 USDhttps://www.spaceglasses.com/YesAlphaJuly 2014metaProhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57615671-76/metas-$3000-3d-glasses-look-to-an-augmented-reality-future/1280x720NoCommercial productYes Accelerometer- ?Yes Could use a corner of the display.Yes40Micro Projector: UnknownYesYesYes Intel i5 Pocket Computer.NoNoUSB 3, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.Yes Gyroscope, compassNoYes 2xAlso gesture interaction and apps via the Meta App store.
Oculus Rift2016-03-23 21:59:56Oculus599 USD Includes XBOX One Controllerhttp://www.oculusvr.com/NoBetaTBACrystal Covehttp://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a543250/ces-2014-oculus-rift-crystal-cove-hands-on-the-next-big-thing.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oculus_Rift1920x1080NoCommercial productYes IR Camera (needs separate camera)YesNoNoApprox 100-110 degreeLarge LCD/LEDYesYesNoYesYesDVI/HDMI and USBYes IR Camera (needs separate camera). Maybe also gyroscope, compass?NoNo
Oculus Rift Dev2015-02-10 11:07:08Oculus300 USDhttp://www.oculusvr.com/NoProductionDecember 2012Dev Kithttp://www.makeuseof.com/tag/oculus-rift-development-kit-review-and-giveaway/http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-gamehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oculus_Rift#Developer_version1280x720YesCommercial productYes AccelerometerYesNoNo110Large LCD/LEDYesYesNoYesYesDVI/HDMI and USBYes Gyroscope, compassNoNo
Optinvent ORA-22014-01-16 19:15:26Optinventhttp://optinvent.com/see-through-glasses-ORA- Can overlay. But only monocular. Maybe no camera tracking.AlphaMid 2014Not yet named. Commercial Versionhttp://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2426122,00.asp640x480NoCommercial productYes AccelerometerNoYes Tilts down to "Dashboard Mode"Yes24NoNoNo ? The SDK is Android "Jelly Bean"Yes But does it send its video footage?- ? Probably, but may not send video.MicroUSB, Bluetooth 3.Yes Gyroscope, compassNoYesA "lighter, more streamlined consumer version" of the ORA-S. Unique Flip Down to go from AR to VR.
Optinvent ORA-S2014-01-16 19:15:26Optinvent949 USDhttp://optinvent.com/see-through-glasses-ORA- Can overlay. But only monocular. Maybe no camera tracking.BetaJanuary 2014ORA-S. Developer's Version.http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2426122,00.asphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX98XNv8VL4640x480YesCommercial productYes AccelerometerNoYes Tilts down to "Dashboard Mode"Yes24NoNoNo ? The SDK is Android "Jelly Bean"Yes But does it send its video footage?- ? Probably, but may not send video.MicroUSB, Bluetooth 3.Yes Gyroscope, compassNoYesUnique Flip Down to go from AR to VR.
Recon Jet2014-01-16 19:15:26599 USDNo400x240NoYesNo16NoYesWiFi, BluetoothNo
Sony HMZ-T3Q2014-01-29 01:58:01SonyNoAlpha2014?HMZ-T3Qhttp://gadgets.ndtv.com/tv/reviews/sony-hmz-t3q-wearable-hdtv-first-impressions-469705http://www.gamespot.com/videos/updated-retron-5-spotted-on-the-show-floor-ces-201/2300-6416798/1280x720NoCommercial product- Accelerometer?YesNoNo45Micro LCD/LEDYesYesNoYesYes ?HDMIYes Gyroscope, compassNoNoHMZ-T3W with head tracking
Vuzix Star 1200XLD2014-01-16 19:15:26Vuzix4999 USDhttp://www.vuzix.com/augmented-reality/products_star1200xld/YesProductionAugust 2011Star1200https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_head-mounted_display#Vuzix852x480YesCommercial productYes Accelerometer- Semi? via Dark Tint Lens Covers.- Could use a corner of the display.Yes Both Via clip-on shades.35Large LCD/LEDYesYesNoYes Theoretically possible, but not advertisedYesUSBYes Gyroscope, compassNoYesaimed for wide variety of industrial, commercial, defense and some consumer applications
Vuzix M1002014-01-16 19:15:26Vuzix1000 USDhttp://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_m100/NoDecember 2013Vuzixhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_head-mounted_display#Vuzix400x240YesYes AccelerometerNoYesNo16NoYes 1 GHz dual-coreWiFi, BluetoothYes Gyroscope, compassYes
Vuzix M3002016-01-28 12:28:17Vuzixhttps://www.vuzix.com/Products/m300-smart-glasses640x36020WiFi, BluetoothYes
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  • Comparison of New and Emerging Head Mounted Displays: Oculus Rift, Epson Moverio 1 and 2, Meta.01, metaPro, Antheer Dev Kit, Atheer One, CastAR, Innovega iOptik, Vuzix Star 1200XLD, Avegant Glyph, Optinvent ORA-S, Google Glass and more.
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  • what about the vive?
    Posted 2016-06-15 14:03:46 by Candace Steinberg
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    This is a very detailed comparison. Great to see them all lined up.
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