The Magic Leap One augmented reality viewer is close to seeing the light. Some of its specifications have now been found in a document on the developer website.
According to a Next Reality report, users of the Magic Leap One developer website have had access to hidden information. One of those developers found the text describing Magic Leap One’s field of view (FOV).
With an aspect ratio of 4: 3, the Magic Leap One viewer, supposedly features a horizontal FOV of 40 degrees, a vertical one of 30 degrees and a diagonal one of 50 degrees. If true, this gives Magic Leap One approximately a 45% larger FOV than the HoloLens, which has a horizontal FOV of 30 degrees and a vertical one of 17.5 degrees.
Although it features a larger viewing window than its predecessor, built by Microsoft, both are far from a human’s natural field of view, which is around 220 degrees horizontal (including peripheral vision). A typical VR viewfinder features a horizontal FOV of about 100 degrees.
In the documentation, the company also provides some examples of its display: at 1 meter, the display window is enough to show a cat; at 3.5 meters, Magic Leap One can show 3 people about 180cm in height.