Guide to VR headsets

Meta Quest Pro Hero e1680789834105Guide to VR headsets

Although HEGIAS VR is generally independent of hardware, we recommend some particular stand-alone VR headsets*, for the quickiest, easiest and most cost-effective way into virtual reality. Below you can find a general overview of the headsets, their pros, cons, suitability and prices.

*Stand-alone means that everything is integrated into the glasses and no further external sensors or hard-wired computers are necessary.

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Overview of the latest generation VR headsets

VR headset

Quest Pro

Pico 4 Enterprise

HTC Vive Focus 3

Apple Vision Pro


CHF 1'200

CHF 875

CHF 1'399

CHF 3'499

Business Version





Hand Tracking





Eye Tracking






722 g

586 g

625 g

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Visible Field of View




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Inside-Out-Tracking mit 10 integrierten Kameras + Gesichts-, Augen-, Körper- und Hand-Tracking

Inside-Out-Tracking mit 5 integrierten Kameras + Gesichts-, Augen- und Hand-Tracking

Inside-out, 6DoF von 4 optischen Tracking-Kameras und 1 Tiefensensor

Inside-out, 6DoF von 12 integrierten Kameras + Gesichts-, Augen- und Hand-Tracking

Battery Life

1 - 2 Stunden

4 - 5 Stunden

Bis zu 16 Stunden

2 Stunden

Common VR headsets in detail

Quest 2

B2B / B2C: both

General description: The world’s best-selling VR glasses with the best price/performance ratio. The user can install applications quickly and easily via its own store. Among others, also the HEGIAS VR Apps (HEGIAS, Kirchner Museum Davos, Implenia Lokstadt etc.).

Release date: October 13, 2020


  • The headset supports hand tracking, which allows users to interact with VR environments using their hands, without the need for controllers
  • The Quest 2 has a large library of applications that can be downloaded
  • The best price-performance ratio of all stand-alone VR headsets


  • The Quest 2 requires a Meta account to use, which some users may not prefer due to privacy concerns
  • The original headband is not suitable if the glasses are worn by several different people (e.g. for events, trade fairs, etc.), therefore we strongly recommend to buy the Elite Strap additionally to replace the original strap.
  • Very small sweet spot to have clear image – especially with the standard strap

This hardware is suitable for you if you are looking for an affordable and easy-to-use VR headset that can be used for both personal and business applications.

Price: CHF 400.00

HEGIAS VR - Oculus Quest 2

Quest Pro

B2B / B2C: Only B2B

General description: The Quest Pro is the latest virtual reality headset from Meta. It is designed for business use, and is intended to be an upgrade from the consumer-focused Quest 2.
The Quest Pro VR-Headset boasts a range of improvements over its predecessor, the Quest 2. This headset features a higher resolution display with even better quality than Quest 2. The Quest Pro also features a wider field of view, which should improve immersion and make VR experiences feel more realistic. The headset also features eye-tracking technology that allows users to control the VR environment through eye movements and make more accurate and realistic eye contact in virtual meetings.

Release date: October 11, 2022


  • Its higher resolution display, wider field of view, face-, motion- and eye-tracking technology make it a more advanced and immersive headset than the Quest 2. These features provide alltogether a smoother and more seamless VR experience
  • Bigger sweet spot than the Quest 2 to have clear image
  • Modern, slim design with the battery at the back of the head, so it is also more balanced and comfortable than e.g. the Quest 2
  • Improved controllers with its own tracking and integrated battery pack
  • High quality finish


  • The Quest 2 requires a Meta account to use, which some users may not prefer due to privacy concerns
  • Currently the most expensive stand-alone VR headset among this list
  • The Quest Pro’s battery also doesn’t last as long as the Quest 2’s, with Meta promising one to two hours instead of the Quest 2’s two to three

This hardware is suitable for you if you are looking for a confortable high-end VR headset with advanced features with a modern design and capabilities for business applications.

Price: CHF 1’200.00


Pico Neo 4 Enterprise

B2B / B2C: Only B2B

General description: The Pico 4 Enterprise is almost the same as the Pico 4. The Enterprise also has eye and face tracking built in. The interpupillary distance is set automatically. In addition, there is the business suite with synchronisation, streaming and kiosk mode as well as its own enterprise app store.
The Pice Neo 4 Enterprise is also basically a copy of Meta Quest Pro with a similar range of functions and very similar user interface, but a little cheaper and the design takes some time getting used to.

Release date: January 2022


  • High-Quality Display: The headset has a 4K resolution display, which provides a clear and immersive VR experience
  • Comfortable, also over long time. The device weighs only 586 grams including the headband, making it the lightest in its category. In addition, the Pico 4 has an excellent weight distribution that reduces the load on the front of the head for a comfortable VR experience
  • The highest battery life compared to Quest 2 and Quest Pro: 3 hours
  • Cheaper than the Quest Pro
  • No account is needed


  • Limited Content Library: While the Pico Neo 4 Enterprise has access to the Oculus Store, its content library is not as extensive as other VR headsets like the Oculus. Quest 2. This may limit the types of experiences that users can have on the headset
  • No wired streaming function
  • It is owned by Bytedance (TikTok) and therefore more or less by the Chinese state, which rises some data protection concerns

This hardware is suitable for you if you are an organization and require a versatile VR headset that can be used for a variety of business applications and are looking for a cheaper version than the Quest Pro.

Price: CHF 875.00

Pico 4 Enterprise glasses

HTC Vive Focus 3

B2B / B2C: Only B2B

General description: The HTC Vive Focus 3 is a standalone virtual reality headset designed for enterprise use. It features a 5K resolution display with a 120-degree field of view and a 90Hz refresh rate. The built-in battery provides up to 2.5 hours of continuous use, and it runs on the same processor as the Quest 2.

Release date: June 24, 2021


  • High-resolution display
  • Very sharp image in the sweet spot
  • Durable
  • Very precise tracking
  • No account is needed
  • Easy to clean (you can replace the “foam”)


  • Expensive
  • Very blurred image at the top and bottom due to a very narrow sweet spot

This hardware is suitable for you if you need it for enterprise use, such as in training, education, or professional development and want to be able to start apps without personal logins. However, we recommend the XR Elite as the newer, lighter, smaller and more modern version.

Price: CHF 1’299.00

HTC Vive Foxus 3

HTC Vive XR Elite

B2B / B2C: Only B2B

General description: The next-gen headset from HTC offers a versatile design, able to be standalone or connected, with a hot-swappable battery. It’s nice and light, while the front RGB camera offer a great passthrough experience to support its XR skills. It’s expensive, however, so much will depend on the pipeline of content for this headset.

Release date: early 2023


  • Big variety of business applications
  • Very light, comfortable and ergonomic design – can be worn with an external battery pack (not included in the standard shipment) as normal glasses
  • Long battery life of up to 4 hours
  • Standalone or tethered including streaming
  • No account is needed
  • High Resolution: The headset’s high resolution provides a clear and immersive VR experience


  • Expensive
  • Controllers are very big and feels very cheap

This hardware is suitable for you if yourequire a versatile VR headset that can be used for a variety of business applications. The Vive XR Elite is also suitable for businesses that require longer battery life and a larger content library.

Price: CHF 1’399.00


Did you know that you can use our HEGIAS VR solution to test workflows and processes with your colleagues, sell your products regardless of time and location, and plan a real estate construction project?

Contact us for a free live demo if you want to find out how our solution and virtual reality can support your business or project.