HTC Announces Vive Flow Compact VR Headset for Casual Entertainment

HTC as we speak introduced Vive Movement, its newest standalone VR headset. Whereas the corporate only recently launched the enterprise-focused Vive Focus three, the Vive Movement goals for the buyer market with a compact dimension and feature-set that HTC has designed round informal leisure and wellbeing apps.

Vive Movement Specs, Worth, and Options

Priced at $500 and deliberate for launch in November, HTC is positioning Vive Movement as a VR headset to assist folks chill out, study, and join with associates.

Weight

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The standalone headset goals to be each compact and light-weight; HTC says Vive Movement weighs simply 189 grams, which is a number of occasions lighter than any main VR headset in the marketplace as we speak, standalone or in any other case.

Decision, Area-of-view, & Audio

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Vive Movement is claimed to have a “three.2K” decision, although the corporate hasn’t specified the exact show. Based mostly on the best way they’ve marketed their most up-to-date headsets, we perceive this to imply roughly 1,600 × 1,600 per-eye.

In the meantime, Vive Movement’s refresh fee is confirmed at 75Hz and the horizontal field-of-view at 100°. A diopter adjustment permits customers to focus every lens to suit their glasses prescription, as much as −6.0D. The headset additionally consists of on-board audio and helps bluetooth headphones.

Processor & Exterior Battery Energy

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Vive Movement makes use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

Whereas the system is standalone, it’s going to rely extensively on exterior energy from a USB battery pack (not included) or a cellphone. Vive Movement has a small on-board battery nevertheless it solely lasts a “couple of minutes” and is designed to permit customers to sizzling swap the headset’s tether between energy sources.

Monitoring & Enter

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The headset helps 6DOF head-tracking and customers can pair an Android cellphone for use as a 3DOF controller (head-based pointing can be utilized as a fallback). Hand-tracking gained’t be supported at launch, although it might are available a future replace.

Along with working standalone apps, customers can mirror content material from their Android smartphone into the headset to observe video streaming apps, play flat Android video games, and the like. iOS gadgets aren’t supported by the headset to be used as a controller or content material mirroring, although the corporate says they’re engaged on it.

Vive Movement Apps & Content material

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Past mirroring content material from Android smartphones, Vive Movement can run standalone purposes which might be served from a cellular model of HTC’s Viveport app retailer.

HTC says Vive Movement is constructed for “wellbeing, mind coaching, productiveness, and lightweight gaming,” and is specializing in serving these sorts of apps by means of Viveport.

We don’t have a whole record of the apps which might be supplied at launch, however the firm has given just a few examples just like the mindfulness app TRIPP, an unique VR video collection from MyndVR, and the corporate’s personal social VR app, Vive Sync. We anticipate to listen to extra about particular apps that can help Vive Movement within the close to future.

At launch, HTC might be providing a Viveport subscription plan for Vive Movement priced at $6 per 30 days. It isn’t clear if this can enable entry to the headset’s total library of apps, or simply choose apps (as is the case with the corporate’s PC VR subscription library).

Equipment

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Since Vive Movement requires an exterior energy supply (however doesn’t embody one within the field), HTC says it will likely be promoting a 10,000mAh exterior battery pack. The corporate hasn’t introduced the value, however we anticipate it will likely be priced equally to the $80 battery pack the corporate has beforehand offered alongside its Vive wi-fi adapter accent. Any energy financial institution will work with Vive Movement, nevertheless.

HTC has additionally designed a carrying case for Vive Movement. Although additionally not but priced, it will likely be included as a pre-order bonus.

Vive Movement Launch Date & Pre-order

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Vive Movement is about for a launch date in November, however pre-orders begin as we speak. The Vive Movement value is $500, and pre-orders will obtain each the carrying case and a bundle of seven apps.

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