Virtual reality training: which headset to choose?

Marc-Michel JOCELYN - WiXar
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July 18, 2022

Virtual reality is booming and the opportunities it offers are endless. If you are looking for new ways to do training, then VR is likely to interest you. But which headset should you choose for your use? This article is intended to help you understand.

With the growing popularity of virtual reality, more and more companies are considering using this technology for training. However, there is a wide range of VR headsets on the market, which can make it difficult to choose the right one for your company. The first thing to consider is the type of training content you want to use. If you plan to create 3D simulations, you'll need a headset that supports that functionality. Similarly, if you plan to use immersive content, you'll need a headset that offers good resolution and a wide field of view. In short, the choice must be strategic.

The different types of VR headsets

There are several types of VR headsets, including standalone headsets, PC headsets and mobile headsets. Standalone headsets, like the Oculus Quest, are all-in-one and do not require a PC or smartphone to operate. PC headsets, like the HTC Vive, are connected to a computer and offer a more immersive VR experience through the power of the PC. Mobile headsets, like the Samsung Gear VR, are compatible with some smartphones and offer a less immersive VR experience than PC headsets.

How do you choose the right VR headset for training?

What are the key specifications to consider when choosing a VR headset for training?

More and more virtual reality headsets are available on the market, which makes choosing the right headset for training more difficult than ever. However, there are some essential features that you should consider when choosing a VR headset for training.

First of all, the headset should be compatible with the tools and applications you will be using for training. Second, it should offer excellent image quality and clear sound for an immersive experience. Finally, the headset should be comfortable to wear for long periods of time, as training can take several hours. If you're looking for the perfect VR headset for training, keep these essential features in mind.

Some examples of VR headsets that are suitable for training and learning purposes

Some examples of VR headsets that are suitable for training and learning purposes are the HTC Vive, the Pico Neo 3 Pro, Oculus Rift S, Oculus/ Meta Quest 2, and the Windows Mixed Reality headset. Some are much more expensive than others, some are less powerful, some are more portable, some less autonomous... In short, what probably matters most to you is the quality-price ratio and especially the consistency with your needs.

Our recommendations!

To help you make the right choice, here are our top 2 headsets for effective and enjoyable training.

Meta Quest 2
Strengths

- Wireless and autonomous VR headset

- Very good performance of the headset

- Comfortable and light

- Good quality of the display

- Excellent tracking of headset, controllers and hands

- Better tracking

Weaknesses

- Low battery life (about 3 hours)

- Obligation to connect with a Facebook account

Pico Neo 3 Pro
Strengths

- More suitable for professional use

- Excellent quality of user experience

- Excellent field of view

Weaknesses

- More expensive than the Quest 2

- Heavier than the Quest 2

It is important to clearly define your educational objectives when choosing the virtual reality headset. Depending on your needs and your budget, different solutions are available to you. Do not hesitate to contact our team to be accompanied in your VR training project.

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