This is the ultimate guide to the HTC Vive Pro 2. We have information on every single feature in this VR headset announced at 2021 Vivecon. How does the Pro 2 stack up against other headsets?
Some of the things we cover:
- Display and other technical specs
- Unique features and improvements over the original Vive Pro
- How to buy the HTC Vive Pro 2
If we’ve missed anything, just comment down below and we’ll get you the answers!
How to Buy the HTC Vive Pro 2
The easiest way to purchase the Vive Pro 2 is from the HTC website directly.
HTC will also be offering the headset through other online retailers such as Amazon. As soon as those links are live, we will update this guide.
HTC Vive Pro 2 Release Date
The release date of the HTC Vive Pro 2 is June 3rd, 2021. Pre-orders were available as of May 11, 2021.
Videos and Pictures
Check out some of the pictures and videos of the headset below.
The price of the HTC Vive Pro 2 is $799 USD for just the headset. It is backwards compatible with all Vive hand controllers.
A full kit including controllers and two base stations is $1,399.
At launch, HTC was offering $50 off to users who pre-ordered the VR headset.
The display on the VR headset features 2 LCD displays. The resolution of the headset is 4896×2448 or 2448×2448 per eye. This means that the headset features 5K displays quality, 2.5K each.
This is new display is a change from the Vive Pro 1.0, which has OLED screens.
The field of view on the headset is 120 degrees horizontal, 90 degrees vertical, and 150 degrees diagonal. This makes the field of view on the headset amongst the largest in virtual reality.
The Vive Pro 2 features dual passthrough cameras for seeing your environment.
The Vive Pro 2 features agranular IPD adjustment on the display. You can adjust the view between 58 and 72 millimeters.
The refresh rate on the headset is 120 Hz. This is equal to the Oculus Quest 2 after its most recent software update.
You can also set the Vive Pro 2 at 90 Hz refresh rate for computers who is not high end.
The HTC Vive Pro 2 features removable stereo headphones. They are on-ear and connect via USB-C audio output.
The Vive Pro 2 has dual microphones.
The Vive Pro 2 features a hard padded retractable strap. It connects to a foam and plastic facial interface.
The colors of the headset are black and blue, the same traditional colors that HTC uses.
The standard Vive Pro wand controller is compatible with the Pro 2.0 headset. It weights 203 grams and features a trackpad, face buttons, index trigger, and grip buttons. There is partial thumb and index finger tracking and haptic feedback.
The controllers are rechargeable and have a 6 hour battery life.
The Pro 2 features inside out tracking with full 6 degrees of free capabilities.
You also have the option to use 2 SteamVR 2.0 base stations for improved tracking.
HTC has worked with Nvidia and AMD to implement Display Stream Compression for maximum visual quality. This allows older graphics cards to support and work with the Pro 2’s updated specs. In fact, the Pro 2 has the exact same PC requirements as the original Pro 1:
- Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater
- CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 or greater
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Video Output: HDMI 1.4 / DisplayPort 1.2
- USB Ports: 1x USB 2.0 port
- OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Many users recommended 8 GB of RAM for optimal settings.
Display Stream Compression allows the Pro 2 to handle 719MP per second.
The Vive Pro 2 connects to your headset via a DisplayPort 1.2 port.
The existing Vive Wireless adapter works with the Pro 2. You can check that out and buy it below.
- Wireless VR for VIVE cosmos series, Vive Pro series, and Vive Pro eye series
- Vive port Infinity - Enjoy on-demand access to over 600 VR games and apps. Promotional code included with purchase.
- Powered by Intel wigig Technology with near-zero latency. Allows for multi-player VR in the same play space - up to 3 people in a single room-scale environment
All games on the SteamVR and Viveport platforms can be played on the headset.
Two months of Viveport Infinity are included for free when you purchase a Vive Pro 2.0 headset.
All SteamVR hardware and accessories are compatible with the Pro 2. Specifically, HTC has showcased the Vive Facial Tracker, Vive Tracker 3.0, Steam Base Stations, Vive Controllers, and Valve Index knuckles as being compatible with the Pro 2.
- Body tracking-track the physical presence of your entire body within the virtual environment. Capture full-body motions with as few as 3 trackers
- Accessory tracking-enable the tracking of real-world objects to Increase the realism of your simulation or training experience
- Data port sharing-in addition to providing power, the USB port can be used to input Controller button events
- Includes One base station and one power adapter per order
- Fits standard threaded mounting points
- Cord: 8' 2'' L
- Designed with adjustable earphones, allowing you to enjoy the 360-degree realistic sound in even more comfort and convenience.
- Features interior padding for extra contentment. An adjustment dial allows for just the right fit. You can place the cable path at a side position to enjoy an even more immersive experience.
- Provide integrated earphones with great sound quality so you will have a more convenient VR experience.
What are your favorite features on the new HTC Vive Pro 2 VR headset? Comment down below and let us know if we’ve missed anything.
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