Have you ever wished your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift could look into your eyes with infrared sensors? Well, Fove has finally presented the technical specifications and the order date for your of their eye tracking virtual reality headsets.
In order to track your eyes, Fove VR headset uses an infrared tracking system. It not only detects movement of your eyes and adjust your VR experience but also represent eye movements on your avatar.
It is even expected that Fove can replace high end headsets like Oculus VR and other head mounted displays (HMDs) based solely on motion tracking technology.
For example, in multi-player experiences VR eyes of your character will move like yours, making your avatar a little more realistic. In addition, the eye tracking can reportedly be used for a technique called representation approach that could improve the performance of your VR headset.
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By using eye-tracking this device determines what direction the user is watching in and reallocates resources accordingly. If that happens without latency there’s no doubt you will experience a far better VR experience and almost the best VR experience till date.
However, it is to be seen how Fove VR lives upto its promises of an incredible experience.
According to VR way, the eye-tracking Fove will also be used to make UI selections, attack enemies, create dynamic depth of field and activate contextual events within the VR environment.
As cool as that sounds, Fove VR headset is not exactly in the same league as the current generation of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The specifications released on Friday show a headset more in line with the development kit at the pre-launch of Rift.
Fove VR headset has a higher resolution screen compared to HTC or the Oculus Rift, but with a much lower refresh rate, which might not perform as smoothly as the others. Note that the Rift has 90Hz refresh rate with the HTC Vive and PSVR up at 110Hz.
However, it should be noted that the Fove 0 headset looks like a couple of versions off of the killer product like Oculus Rift. Undoubtedly, it can be considered as a starting point to a great future of the company.
The Fove 0 headset costs $549 and is currently available for pre-orders with a discount of $50 till November 9 from the official getfove website.