Today we will compare HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, two virtual reality headsets which have become quite popular in a short period of time.
According to Tech Radar, both headsets come with two OLED screens that combined support a resolution of 2160×1200 pixels. In other words, both screens sport a solid resolution of 1080×1200 pixels per eye.
Both VR headsets support a 110 degree field of view, which means that the virtual reality experience is awesome and you will enjoy every second while using them. The downside of these two headsets is that they need to be connected to a powerful Windows computer in order to see their true power.
The HTC Vive comes with 37 sensors (located in the headset), which provide a very fluid sense of movement. In addition, it also features a front facing camera and if it is paired with the right software, it can result in a different experience. The good thing about the front camera is that it will warn users in case they are too close to a wall or any obstacle, which means that the device is very safe t use.
The Oculus Rift comes with a 360 degree head position tracker and it’s lighter than the HTC Vive, as it weights only 470 grams, compared to 555 grams. Many users would say that the difference of 85 grams will not be noticeable, but let’s not forget that this is a headset and you will most likely feel the difference after wearing it for a few minutes.
When it comes to content, you should know that the HTC Vive offers “The Lab”, which allows you to observe the solar system, archer and many other interesting tasks. In addition, the headset offers also “FATED: The Silent Oath”, “Disney Movies VR” and “Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine”.
On the other hand, the Oculus Rift comes with a good amount of indie games including: “Wilson’s Heart”, “Superhot VR”, “The Last Hope” and “Star Trek: Bridge Crew”.