We have identified three major changes Microsoft has made to improve the HoloLens experience.
First, the updated HoloLens has been redesigned significantly for maximum comfort, with a lighter design, better-fitting headset to make it more comfortable to wear. The weight of the HoloLens 2 has been drastically reduced and if you’ve tried the HoloLens 1 you know this is an important improvement. The visor of the HoloLens 2 can now flip up when you are not using the device.
The second big change done by Microsoft is a redesign of the headset to make it faster and improve the ease of use. The first generation of HoloLens had a small area of view. Fortunately, Microsoft has taken user complaints when making the “screen” of the HoloLens almost 2 times bigger from the previous headset. Together with the new eye-tracking capabilities, the new HoloLens no longer requires the users to move their heads as often. Besides a better view the, new hand tracking features are more intuitive in the new HoloLens.
Microsoft is also focusing heavily on making out-of-the-box functionality available. The HoloLens 1 was more of a platform on which customer and partners could develop functionality. With the new HoloLens want to improve the ROI by delivering standard Solutions like Remote Assist and Training/Task Guiding