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North Star Leap Motion

North Star Leap Motion - VR/AR
Basic specs Price: < $ 1,000< 1 000 €< 765 £< 113,016 ¥
Model North Star
Manufacturer Leap Motion
Category AR glasses
Resolution 1600 × 1440 px (per eye)
Field of view (FOV) 100°
Release date 2018
Country United States

Leap Motion North Star review

The Leap Motion North Star is an open-source AR headset by Leap Motion, the gesture interface company based in San Francisco, US. The company doesn’t sell the headset, only the software and the design of the AR headset under an open-source license for developers.

The Project North Star is an AR device that comes with Leap Motion sensors. These sensors enable the user to interact with augmented reality with their hands. The hand-tracking system tracks at 150 Hz over a 180 x 180-degree area. This AR device is a prototype that features 100° FOV, a high refresh rate (120 FPS) and 1600 x 1440p resolution per-eye.

Users who tried the open-source Leap Motion AR headset prototype enjoy the tracking quality of the software. They also like the augmented windows that have a realistic sense of interaction, and that are adjustable to the eye convergence.

On the other hand, there is no room-scaling. Also, the design of the headset is really big and bulky.

Project North Star main features

  • Built-in hand tracking: the technology allows the user to grab and interact with virtual objects with precision.
  • Wide FOV: the hand-tracking system’s scope is wide (180 degrees horizontal and vertical) which provides a realistic sense of interaction. Also, the North Star has a 100° FOV, which is wide for an AR device.
  • High resolution: the 3.5-inch LCD displays with a resolution of 1600 x 1440 pixels per eye provide an immersive and comfortable experience.
  • Directional speakers: the speakers provide localized audio feedback for the user.

Leap Motion North Star price

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North Star Leap Motion


Model North Star
Manufacturer Leap Motion
Price < $ 1,000< 1 000 €< 765 £< 113,016 ¥
Release date 2018
Country United States
Status Available
Category AR glasses


Display type LCD
Resolution 1600 × 1440 px (per eye)
Refresh rate 120 Hz
Field of view (FOV) 100°

VR/AR Experience

Room scale
360° tracking Yes
Positional tracking
Built-in front camera
Eye tracking
Hand tracking Yes


Usable with glasses
Cooling system
Built-in headphones Yes
Built-in microphone
Flip-up visor
Voice command


Min CPU (Processor)
Min GPU (Graphic Processor)
Min RAM (Memory)


Battery life
IPD adjustment
Lens-to-eye adjustment


Micro USB
mini DisplayPort
Micro SD Card
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