The best VR glasses for business in 2022

Here's our roundup of the best VR headsets of 2022.

The best VR glasses for business in 2022

There are many headsets on the market today, but the best ones are the ones you'll actually use. We tested VR headsets from various manufacturers and these are the best.

Oculus Quest 2

* Oculus Quest 2 has been officially rebranded as Meta Quest 2 in line with the Facebook rebrand. We leave the title of our review alone for the time being, as everyone knows this device as the Oculus Quest 2.

Is the Oculus Quest 2 worth buying? Meta's latest development in VR offers true wireless VR, PC connectivity, and a wide range of applications at an impressive price.

Productivity

The Quest 2 uses fast Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipset. This makes the Quest 2 experience more authentic, while also allowing for higher resolutions and refresh rates. SoC with 6GB of RAM, 2GB more than the first-generation model. The Quest 2 comes in two SKUs with different storage capacities: a 128GB model and a 256GB model.

Screen

In terms of display, each lens has a resolution of 1832 x 1920. That's a significant jump if you go from PSVR (960 x 1080) and higher than 1600 x 1440 Valve Index. Unfortunately, the field of view is only 90 degrees, which is slightly less than the PSVR, but the Oculus Quest 2 can hit a 120Hz refresh rate. The Oculus Quest 2's display is an LCD, but thanks to its vibrant menu series, it never feels flat or lacks contrast.

Controllers

The controllers included with the Quest 2 are the third generation Oculus Touch controllers. Each controller requires an AA battery, which is inserted into the compartment in each handle. Quest 2 includes a handy feature called Hand Tracking that lets you use your hands instead of controllers. A strap keeps the controller from falling out of your hand, while a plastic ring surrounds your thumbs and allows the headset to track your hand and arm movements.

Battery

Quest 2 does offer the same 2-3 hour battery life as the first Quest, depending on the app you use. It may not sound like much, but longer gaming sessions are unlikely to be comfortable for the average user.

Design

The Oculus Quest 2 is quite compact but impressively durable. Unlike other VR helmets, the color of the Quest 2 helmet is a nice light gray, almost white. The area that comes into contact with your face is covered with a soft and pleasant to the touch material. There are a number of Oculus-licensed accessories available, such as a new structured headband for an extra comfortable fit, a headband with a built-in battery for double the playtime, audio accessories from Logitech, and various internal bezels for different sizes.

Account

Quest 2 is the first Oculus headset to require a Facebook account, not just a separate Oculus account.

Summary

Standalone and incredibly easy to use, the Oculus Quest 2 is the most affordable and feature-rich VR headset to date, one that even a tech newbie can set up and enjoy.

Pico Neo 3

The Chinese company Pico has released a new VR helmet Pico Neo 3. Let's see how the new headset differs from its predecessor Pico Neo 2 and from the main competitor in the market - Oculus Quest 2. Pico designs its headsets with business needs for VR headsets in education, corporate training and training. In the new release, Pico has launched three models: Neo 3, Neo 3 Pro and Neo 3 Pro Eye. The Pro series will be produced exclusively for businesses, while the standard Pico Neo 3 will be available for everyone.

Productivity

In the new version of Pico, they replaced the Snapdragon 845 chipset with Snapdragon XR2, now the glasses are equal in power to Oculus Quest 2. With RAM in Pico Neo 3, 6 GB is unchanged, but they increased the size of the internal memory, releasing 64/128/256 GB in three trim levels , and removed the additional memory slot that was in the Pico Neo 2.

Screen

The Pico Neo 3 has a curved 4K LCD screen with a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. The new model has lowered the screen resolution compared to the Pico Neo 2 (1832x1920 instead of 1920x2160 per eye) and increased the refresh rate (72-90Hz instead of 75Hz). The adjustment of the lens distance has also changed. Instead of a software setting in the range of 55-71 millimeters, the creators of the helmet decided to make a manual setting with three modes, like Oculus.

Controllers

Pico abandoned the magnetic-inertial controllers for the new helmet in favor of optical ones, which are also featured in Oculus Quest 2. Each type of controller has its pros and cons.

Optical controllers:

Advantages: better tracking of controllers.

  • Weaknesses: Tracking is lost when the joysticks are out of view of the cameras.

Magnetic inertial:

Benefits: Joysticks track in any position and are independent of external cameras.

  • Weaknesses: tracking quality is lower than with optical.

Design

In addition to the controllers, the material of the front pad has changed. The smooth material, which was convenient to wash and disinfect, was changed to a porous fabric, which will quickly become unusable with mass use. For what purpose this was done is not yet clear.

Summary

The new Pico helmet is of high quality, beautiful and comfortable. In terms of technical characteristics, the new helmet from Pico practically copies the Oculus Quest 2 already on the market. Time will tell how the helmet will behave with constant use, but now we can say that he has reached a completely new level. In terms of technical and user characteristics, it caught up with other VR market leaders.

Vive Focus 3

The Vive Focus 3 is marketed as a business headset, not a consumer headset. At the same time, the Vive Focus 3 costs five times more than the Oculus Quest 2, and about three times more than the Pico Neo 3.

Productivity

The headset is powered by Snapdragon XR2, the same chip used in Quest 2 and Neo 3. The VR headset has 8 GB of RAM, which is 2 GB more than the Pico Neo 3. The device has 128 GB of internal memory, and there is an additional microSD slot for expanding memory. The headset has 4 cameras for head and hand tracking. Tracking works great in bright and dim light, especially when compared to Vive Cosmos tracking. The new headset has an unusually loud fan that also blows a gentle breeze in your face.

Screen

The main technical advantage of the Focus 3 is the screen - 2448 x 2448 pixels per eye. 90Hz refresh rate and 120 degree FOV. In addition, “rays” are visible on the screen, a side effect of some VR lenses that can create light halos in high-contrast images. The lens distance is adjustable with a wheel and varies in the range of 57-72 millimeters.

Controllers

The Focus 3 controllers are a big step up from previous Vive designs. HTC stuck with the original Vive controller shape for years, but thankfully the Focus 3 now has Oculus Touch-style controllers. More precisely - almost a complete copy, only a little elongated. As with most Vive headsets, the controllers run on a built-in rechargeable battery instead of disposable batteries. Unfortunately, the quality of controller materials leaves much to be desired. They do not sit very comfortably in the hand and are not very pleasant to the touch.

Design

Previous Vive Focus models had an oddly curved back design. Against their background, the new model looks strong: a matte black body, reminiscent of bulky glasses, with a shiny front panel. The helmet mount is very similar to the mounts of the Pico Neo 2 - with a wheel for adjustment. On the one hand, such a mount helps to quickly adjust the headset for different heads, but on the other hand, it quickly breaks and becomes unusable.

Battery

The battery in the Vive Focus 3 is removable and can be replaced. A full charge lasts approximately 2-3 hours depending on the load. The battery has been moved to the back of the headset to better balance the goggles on the head. Replaceable batteries are more convenient for business use where the headset can be used all day long. If you have one battery, you will not be able to use the headset while it is charging.

Summary

Compared to other models from Vive, the new headset wins in all respects. But if we compare it with Oculus Quest 2 and Pico Neo 3 (recall that these headsets are several times cheaper than Focus 3), unfortunately, HTC cannot compete with them.

HTC Vive Pro 2

If you're looking to experience a whole new VR experience and are on a budget, the Vive Pro 2 is the perfect buy. No other modern VR console can compare to it.

Productivity

Since the Vive Pro 2 is not an all-in-one VR system like the Oculus Quest 2, there is no built-in processor or graphics card. You need a gaming PC with a powerful graphics card. For the best experience and immersive experience, you must have at least an Nvidia RTX 20 series or Radeon 5000 installed on your computer.

Screen

The Vive Pro uses an AMOLED screen with a native resolution of 2880 x 1600 and an image depth of 615 ppi. AMOLED technology delivers high contrast and deeper colors. The granularity of the screen, which manifested itself if you carefully look directly at the object, is also greatly reduced. There is a slight effect of a mosquito net. It's especially noticeable with powerful PCs and high graphics settings.

Controllers

The controllers are quite large in size - about 22 cm in length, plus the transmitter ring protrudes far forward and has a diameter of about 10 cm. Instead of sticks, the controllers have trackpads and not very many buttons - two on the outside (the bottom one is responsible only for calling the menu), there is a trigger and hold triggers on the sides. The design of VIVE PRO controllers is aimed more at versatility: it is quite suitable for work, for example, in 3D editors, but at the same time it is suitable for most games. VIVE PRO controllers have built-in batteries, which are charged by an adapter with a microUSB cable. Enough charge for about 5-7 hours of work - depends on the intensity of use

Design

The Vive Pro is a custom deep blue color rather than black like most VR headsets. It is larger and weighs less due to the plastic casing, and the device looks more refined than its previous model. The headset is adjustable in size, which allows the helmet to sit tightly on the head during the most active moments. Unlike the Quest 2 and Pico Neo 3, the Vive Pro headset is wired.

Installation and configuration of the VR system

The system consists of a helmet, two controllers and two special cameras to track the movements of the helmet and controllers from the side - base stations. A communication unit is connected to the computer via a DisplayPort cable and USB 3.0. From it, a VR helmet is connected via a wire.

Summary

The HTC Vive Pro is one of the best VR headsets available today. It has amazing features and performance: 5K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, wide viewing angle and flawless motion tracking. All this makes Vive Pro a good solution for both home and office or commercial use. But, the price seems too high, in addition, a powerful gaming PC with a powerful graphics card is required.

Pico G2 4К

Pico G2 4K is a budget wireless all-in-one VR headset that is suitable for introducing virtual reality into business, VR attractions or parks, due to the balanced combination of price and functionality.

Productivity

The high performance of Pico G2 4k is provided by Snapdragon 835 chipset with 4GB RAM. Built-in memory - 64 GB, storage can be expanded microSD card. A fully charged VR headset can usually be used for about 3 hours. However, the actual usage time may vary depending on the power consumption of applications or features running on the VR headset.

Screen

A pair of LCD displays with a total resolution of 3840 * 2160 pixels, a refresh rate of 75 frames per second and a viewing angle of 101 degrees are responsible for the image. Pico G2 4K headset is great for watching 360 video. TUV certified eye protection mode, reduce blue light and reduce fatigue.

Controllers

To control the 3DoF helmet, the kit includes one controller powered by AA batteries.

Design

The design of the Pico G2 is geared towards long-term use with a feeling of maximum comfort. Thanks to the counterweight design, the mass of the headset is balanced, does not overload the user's face and neck

Summary

In the all-in-one virtual reality headset category, the Pico G2 4K has the highest resolution, which provides an excellent viewing experience and is sure to give the user the best experience.

Valve Index

The flagship solution in the VR market from Valve Company It has impressive features, ease of use and attractive appearance. The system is designed to be comfortable to use both at home and when solving business problems.

Productivity

To use the Valve headset, you need to connect to a computer with at least: Intel Core i5-4590/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X processor or higher and NVidia Geforce GTX 1070 8 GB / AMD Radeon Vega 56 or higher graphics card.

Screen

Valve Index has two IPS screens. The resolution of the panels is 2880 x 1600 pixels. LCD displays can operate at a frequency of 120 Hz, as well as experimental mode at a frequency of 144 Hz.

Controllers

In the Valve Index VR Kit you get Knuckles controllers that track not only finger movements, but also the force of pressing

Design

The Valve Index headset is universal: it easily adapts to the type of head, the shape of the ears and face so that each user does not feel uncomfortable during the game. The face pad is made of antimicrobial material, it can be easily cleaned or replaced with another one.

Installation and configuration of the VR system

The Valve Index is connected to the gaming computer via a cable (displayport). For precise positioning in space, SteamVR 2.0 base stations are used. There are two cameras on the headset itself, which are used in augmented reality.

Summary

Valve virtual reality is a great device that provides maximum immersion in the gameplay. Valve Index has revolutionary controllers, which have no analogues even now, high-quality sound and good image.

HP Reverb G2

HP's next-generation VR headset, co-developed with Valve and Microsoft, delivers a comfortable and deep immersive virtual reality experience, as well as wide compatibility with other devices. This is the new standard for virtual reality.

Productivity

The 6m cable is compatible with computer with at least: Intel Core i5-4590/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X processor or higher and NVidia Geforce GTX 1070 8 GB / AMD Radeon Vega 56 or higher graphics card.

Screen

With 2160x2160 pixel LCDs and no uneven brightness, images look as detailed as possible. Industry-leading lenses and headphones designed by Valve deliver superior picture quality and immersive sound in the virtual world

Controllers

The HP Reverb G2 Touch Controllers offer better tracking and a more comfortable fit and also, thanks to four cameras and internal sensors for determining the position, the device can track hand movements much better, which allows you to immerse yourself in virtual reality without unnecessary devices.

Design

The collaboration between HP and Valve is especially evident in the design of the Reverb G2, with the VR goggles offering a similar head mount, a nearly identical faceplate, and Index head speakers that hang elegantly in front of the ear rather than pressed against it. This makes the HP Reverb G2 VR headset much more comfortable than its predecessor.

Summary

With the release of the Reverb G2, HP has established itself as a leading manufacturer in the small PC VR market. Through collaboration with Microsoft and Valve, HP was able to take virtual reality glasses to a new level.

If you have any questions about the article, we will be glad to answer any of your questions. Contact us via the contact form.

Ask us a question
error
By clicking on the "Contact sales" button, you agree to our privacy policy
Accepting this message signifies your consent to the use of cookies on our site as described in our privacy policy. More
Accept