It was well known that Goal I was working on mixed reality glassesand during the Goal Connect 2022the people led by mark zuckerberg finally introduced Meta Quest Pro.
According to the executive director, the device it’s the result of everything they learned from the updates they made augmented reality Y virtual reality in recent years. In terms of hardware, they actually used the room for improvement of their most popular viewer, the Meta Quest 2.
Details about the ergonomics of the Meta Quest Pro
Meta Quest Pro took Meta Quest 2 as a reference in its design. You can see for yourself that its appearance is somewhat similar, although the new product looks more refined, modern and of course more expensive. According to Meta, the piece that connects the glasses is up to a 40% slimmer than the previous device, which helped improve ergonomics and even peripheral vision.
Of course, the Meta Quest Pro weighs 772 grams, which is a significant increase from the 503 grams of the Quest 2. However, Zuckerberg confirms that his new glasses are very comfortable. Especially thanks to the upholstery materials used in the interior.
The hide tracking, one of the great novelties
When it comes to innovations in the interior, the first thing that catches your eye are the sensors that can track eye and head movements. For what purpose? The apps are very different and it is up to the developers to take advantage of them.
In the field of video gameeye tracking is essential for ‘Foveated Rendering’ (Foveated image), which allows you to view more detailed areas of the scene where the eyes are focused. Naturally, this makes it easier to dedicate technical resources to the most important areas.
You will definitely see another application of this in the metaversesince it would be possible to imitate the movement of our eyes and head in an avatar.
How you can experience AR with the Quest Pro
The features mentioned above focus on virtual reality experiences. But what about augmented reality? To answer it, the Meta Quest Pro integrates external cameras to record what is happening outside and display it on your screen. The virtual features are then added to the real world through a software process.
Of course, all the new features of Meta Quest Pro support advanced components. First, there are two internal panels that can display a resolution of 1800 x 1920 pixels for each eye. Meta highlights that the new technology on its screens has a 75% better contrast compared to the Quest 2. Also by reducing the size of the front part, the field of view has been increased by 10%.
The glasses have the chip Snapdragon XR2 Plus characteristic of Qualcomm. Such security operations center is specially designed for mixed reality devices and devices that use artificial intelligence. Compared to the Quest 2 processor, it offers 50% more performance.
storage and price
The Meta Quest Pro has 12GB RAM, while the internal storage is 256GB. Please note that there are currently no variants available with different memory options.
With the pre-sale announcement, Meta Quest Pro will be available to purchase the October 25 by:
– 1,799.99 euros
This includes the viewfinder, Meta Quest Touch Pro controls, stylus tips, partial light blockers, and a charging cradle.
Other announcements that occurred in the Meta Connect 2022
– Detailing how Meta Quest Pro was developed with this in mind, the partnership with microsoft aims to bring its productivity tools to Meta Quest devices and Meta work experiences.
– Collaboration with Accenture helps companies deploy Meta hardware and software integrated with Microsoft technology so businesses can get their future workforce to work faster.
– Meta also announced that Quest for Businessyour subscription package for Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro, is coming next year, and will include key management features such as device and app management.
– Meta also announced several new features for Horizon Workrooms, a virtual reality space where teams can connect and collaborate. New features include more expressive avatars, surround sound workgroups, whiteboard sticky notes, a new pen tip for clearer writing on controls, and a personal office that can use large virtual screens as well as use a full color external camera In the long term, Zuckerberg’s team hope to release a version of MagicRoom, zoom integration and a 3D model.