Yesterday FOVE has announced the first eye tracking VR headset, FOVE O VR headset which will accept presale on November 2, meanwhile, they have also released the final specs of the VR.
FOVE O is unique in its eyeball tracking technology. According to official, its eye tracking can reach 1 degree accuracy. This technology has powerful potential. FOVE guarantee the headset can check the users’ eye motions, combined with VR activity to let them enjoy virtual image more real. Meanwhile, users can also stare at UI interaction, when they stare at some place, it can activate the certain activity.
Besides the eye tracking technology, according to official introduction, FOVE O can do retina foveated rendering. In the past, NVIDIA has mentioned this kind of tech. It’s said that foveated rendering can render the clear details of the visual focus, but do fuzzy processing in other place, which is different from the common 3D rendering. Foveated rendering can provide more real image in the real world close to our eyes.
Common 3D Rendering Effect
Fuzzy Processing VR Effect
Foveated rendering technology fuzzy effect
Stable GPS technology is the problem that every VR company need to solve. FOVE claims that they can realize stable GPS function by IR camera and IR positioning mark on the headset which looks like the tracking system of Oculus Constellation.
Users can wear the contact lens when playing the FOVE O vr headset. But the official doesn’t recommend wearing cosmetic contact lenses or glasses, because glasses has the function to prevent IR for eye tracking. As for if it can support PI or focal length,we have no idea.
FOVE O Specific information
On the spec-sheet the Fove setup sounds equally exciting – a 5.7-inch, 1440p, display; a 100+ degree field of view; 90fps frame rate; and eye-tracking measured at 120fps.
Compared with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with 2160*1200 pixels screen resolution, FOVE 0 has the specs up to 2560*1440 pixels, but it’s pity that its screen refresh rate only has 70Hz, but the former two up to 90Hz. The low refresh rate means the longer delay, the fluency of the image will not be very natural.
After they released FOVE O vr headset, FOVE shows that it will be the first VR headset with eye tracking function until now. Right now you can be ready to preorder it from November.