Realwear’s HMT VS Microsoft’s Hololens
Choosing The Right Wearable Device For Your Workforce
In this world of digital transformation, the emergence of wearable AR technology is providing businesses with more ways than ever before to transfer and share knowledge and information across their workforces – which is turn leads to improvements in processes, resource efficiencies and productivity.
Leading the way in the AR world are Realwear’s HMT devices and Microsoft’s HoloLens, both enabling hands free information access and exchange, which also has the potential to increase the safety of your workers.
Leading technology experts see these devices as complementary to each other rather than direct competitors. Their use and value are very much dependent on your workers’ environment, use cases and the solutions your business is looking to implement.
So Which Device Is Right For You?
Realwear HMT-1 is a headset device developed specifically for the industrial worker – as such it is fully rugged, meeting IP66 standards. It is drop proof, water resistant and its LCD is easily viewable in direct sunlight as well as in dark and cramped environments. It has been built for true in-situ use (Real-world focus first, digital focus second).
Designed as a headset to allow industrial user to be focussed on knowledge transfer and access in the real world
As a 3D device, HoloLens enables creation of a virtual overlay within the real world. The 3D element provides an immersive experience, but this also limits its use in specific environments, including outdoors. It has some dust protection but is not rated for drop. It prepares you for going in-situ, rather than being in-situ (Digital focus first, real-world second)
Designed to immerse the user into a mixed reality world by superimposing holograms over the real environment.
Further Specifications On Each Device Are Provided Below:
Microsoft HoloLens 2