Virtual Reality Comparison Guide

Virtual Reality Comparison Guide

AR and VR Comparison Guide

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets are the latest devices in technology today. This technology is changing how we see and interact in the world around us and in the virtual world.

VR vs. AR

VR headsets offer an immersive experience into a virtual world of computer generated graphics with high resolution images that appear lifelike. The user is basically viewing a high resolution screen while blocking your vision from seeing the real world so that all you see is the screen.

AR headsets on the other hand create holograms that appear lifelike in the real world.  These holograms can be moved, shaped and change according to interaction with you or the physical environment. AR works by tricking your brain into seeing light as matter.

So while VR detaches the user from reality, AR feels very natural and a part of the real world.

That’s great but which headset should I get?

Once you decide what type of experience you want AR or VR, the next step is to review the different headsets in the market today and learn about the differences and key considerations for choosing a specific headset.

To assist you in choosing the right headset for your next event, we’ve provided a comparison on the main headsets available as of August, 2016.  If you need more information or assistance please contact us at 888-520-5667 or contact us via email.


2016 VR

Comparison Guide

Homido Samsung Gear Oculus Rift HTC Vive MS Hololens
Model Homido  Samsung Gear VR Oculus Rift HTC Vive Microsoft HoloLens
Software Android / iOS Android Windows Windows Windows
Display Type Phone Dependent AMOLED OLED OLED See-thru Holographic Lenses
Resolution Per Eye Phone Dependent 1440x1280 1200x1080 1200x1080 2 HD 16:9 light engines
Max Refresh Rate 60Hz 60Hz 90Hz 90Hz N/A
Field of View 100 degrees 110 degrees 100 degrees 96 degrees 120x120 degrees
Built-in Audio Phone Dependent Phone Dependent YES YES YES
Built-in Microphone Phone Dependent Phone Dependent YES YES YES
Built-In Headphones NO NO YES NO YES
Glasses Support YES YES YES YES YES
Wireless YES YES NO NO YES
Positional Tracking NO NO YES YES YES
External Trackers NO NO YES YES NO
Tracking Area N/A N/A 5' x 11' 15' x 15'  
Seated VR YES YES YES YES YES
Standing VR NO NO YES YES YES
Room-scale VR NO NO NO YES YES
Virtual Boundaries NO NO NO YES NO
Motion Controllers NO NO Coming Soon YES NO
Gamepad Support YES YES YES YES Coming Soon
Built-in Camera YES YES NO YES YES
Weight 230g not incl phone 379g not incl phone 470g 555g 579g
Requirements Smartphone Samsung Smartphone Gaming PC Gaming PC None