Today’s Immersive VR Buzz: The LYNX-R1 Is A Standalone Headset Capable Of Both VR And AR

This was a very interesting BUZZ that I found today and wanted to share with you.

Originally posted on: vrscout.com/news

Yesterday, French startup LYNX officially unveiled the LYNX-R1, a standalone mixed reality headset capable of both VR as well as passthrough AR.

The enterprise-focused device features a variety of impressive features, including hand and eye-tracking as well as a bold new lens design that promises better visuals in a more compact design. 

Available now for pre-order, the LYNX-R1 is a 6DoF standalone device, meaning it doesn’t require a dedicated PC or any external tracking technology to operate. This is especially impressive considering the R1 is capable of running both VR as well as passthrough AR experiences. Powered by Qualcomm’s beastly Snapdragon XR2 chip, the R1 features a grand total of six onboard cameras responsible for the headsets passthrough AR, eye tracking, and positional tracking technology. 

As stated previously, the R1 includes a new lens design centered around a 4-fold catadioptric prism. Other features include dual LCD displays with a 1,600×1,600 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and 90-degree field of view. 

Here’s a full breakdown of the tech specs as provided by LYNX:

DISPLAY

  • Optics  – 4-fold catadioptric freeform prism
  • Resolution  – Dual 1600×1600 LCD @90Hz
  • FOV/PPD  – 90-degrees (circular) / 18 (with super-resolution)

SENSORS

  • Positional tracking  – 2 B&W cameras
  • Eye-tracking  – 2 IR cameras
  • RGB Cameras  – 2 visible light cameras
  • IMU  – Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer

AUDIO

  • Speakers  – 2 stereo speakers
  • Microphone array  – 2 channels

TRACKING

  • 6DoF tracking  – SLAM with world anchors
  • Hand tracking  – Two-handed, gesture recognition
  • Eye-tracking  – Low latency tracking

PROCESSING SYSTEM

  • SoC  – Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2
  • Memory  – 6 GB LPDDR5
  • Storage  – 128 GB 

CONNECTIVITY

  • Wi-Fi  – Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Bluetooth  – 5.0
  • USB  – USB Type-C

POWER

  • Battery Life  – 2 hours of active use
  • Cooling  – Passive

According to LYNX, the R1 is an enterprise-focused headset designed for use in fields such as medicine, the military, or various other industries. The LYNX-R1 will cost $1,500 when it launches this summer.

Those interested can secure their headset now via pre-order over at lynx-r.com.

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