Sony Playstation VR Virtual Reality Headset Specifications

Sony Playstation VR Virtual Reality Headset Specifications
Brand: Sony
Category: Virtual and Augmented Reality Headsets
  • Field of View: 100 Degree
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Reality Type: Virtual Reality (VR) Headset
  • Processing Source: Game Console
  • Release Time: Q2 2016 (Expected)
  • Connectivity: Wired Connectivity

Technical Expert Opinions and Rating

The product overall rating and highlights is based on review by our technical experts. All ratings have been selected out of 10.

  • Field of View 9 / 10
  • Refresh Rate 9 / 10
  • Processing Source 8 / 10
  • Features of Headset 8 / 10
  • Price of Headset 8 / 10

Detailed Technical Specifications

General Information

Reality Type Currently, there are three types of reality headsets which support virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), or both AR and VR reality headset.VR headsets are designed for games, music, and other experiences in a digital world, while AR headsets are made for real world interaction which enhances the wearer's real life experience by interacting with computer generated graphics Virtual Reality (VR) Headset
Processing Source <strong>Processing source</strong> means the connected device to the reality headset which provides content to the wearer.A Smartphone-based Virtual reality or Augmented reality headsets are mostly used by the people all around the globe and Smartphone based reality headsets are relatively low in costs. while computer-based, console-based, or built-in processor reality headsets are more expensive but they do not have technical limitations as like Smartphone based reality headsets such types of headsets require less memory and processing power in terms of graphics which provides the higher quality of experience for a wearer. <strong>Built-In</strong>: Such types of VR and AR reality headsets do not require a connected source such as the computer, smart phone, or game console in order to serve the content for users because such types of reality headsets have built-in processing power embedded inside the headset. It Relies on Game Console
Weight of Headset Weight of Headset in grams or pound. 310 grams
Max Retail Price Maximum Price of VR or AR Virtual reality headset. $800 ( INR 4,8000) Approx

Viewing Details of Reality Headset

Field of View <strong>Field of view</strong> is one of the important features, in reality, headsets.The wider the field of view is, the more wearer will feel the content in better sense, humans are capable of seeing almost in an 180-degree field of view the average field of view for a VR or AR reality headset is about 100 degree 100 Degree
Refresh Rate <strong>Refresh Rate</strong> is one of the key specifications for each AR or VR reality headsets, the faster the refresh rate the less your will lag in content while you are moving your head.The average refresh rate for all VR and AR headsets is 75HZ 120Hz
Resolution Per Eye The <strong>Resolution Per Eye</strong> is measured in horizontal pixels (x-axes) and vertical pixels (Y-axes).The average resolution per eye is 1080x1080 pixels in horizontal and vertical axes respectively.The measurement is only important to consider when you are buying a non-smartphone required headsets because reality headsets which required smartphone are only can use the resolution that comes with Smartphone Yes with 960 x 1080 Pixels
Display Technology Type of display from which the headset is connected such as OLED, AMOLED etc this thing is only matters when the reality headset is based on a smartphone's screen to view the content. OLED
Glass Compatiblity Glass Compatiblity means users can wear glass or not while wearing the reality headset. Yes
Read Latency of Headset Read Latency is the time interval between processing source of headset and user seeing the content on the connected device and measures in ms (milisecond). 18 ms

Features of Reality Headset

Has Position Tracking Has Position Tracking is a technology through which headset can sense the wearer's relative location within a given area. Yes
Audio Hardware Type It means the headset requires an external headphone or it equipped with built-in headphone in order to hear sound from the headset. External Headphones Required
Movement Tracking Movement Tracking means number of different axes through which the headset can track your movement and calculated in terms of degree of freedom.There are two types of movements, rotational and translational.The headset with 3 degree of freedom can only track rotational movements such as your head's rotation in stationary place while the headset with 6 degree of freedom can track both types, rotational as well as translational movement such as your are moving out from your room along with rotation of your head. 3 degrees of freedom (Only Supports rotational movements)
Buil-in Sensors Types of sensors that are equipped with the VR or AR headset using them headset can measure position, movement and other things of wearer.There numbers of sensors types such as Accelerometer, Altimeter, Barometer, Digital Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, GPS, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Sensor, Humidity Sensor, Laser Positioning, Magnetometer, Pedometer and Thermometer. Accelerometer and Gyroscope
Types of Tracking Tracking is an important part of each VR or AR headset these include position tracking, movment tracking and head tracking.The movment tracking means detecting the body parts other than the user's head in a stationary location, while the position tracking refers the ability of the headset to track users location in a given space when users moves around there are numbers of tracking types such as Head Tracking, Optics Correction, Eye Tracking, Environment Scanning (Map the real world in to 3D world inside headset) and Gesture control. Position Tracking, Movement Tracking Supports
Position Tracking The radius in which the reality headset can track body movements. Yes

Connectivity and Controller Compatibility

Wireless Connectivity Method of connection without wire through which the headset can wirelessly communicate with other devices such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi. Not Supports
Wired Connectivity Types of wired connections through which headset will able to connect with other devices such as HDMI, Micro HDMi, Micro USB, USB 3.0, USB 2.0. Yes Supports with : HDMI
Compatible Controllers Types of controllers that can be used with headset when viewing the content on the device such as Proprietary Controller, Nod Ring, Nvidia Shield Controller, Play Station Camera, Play Station Controller, Steam VR Controler and more. PlayStation Camera
DualShock 4 gamepad
Wand like PlayStation Controller

Smartphone Requirements

Smartphone Required Smartphone Required for Headset or it can run without it. No

Computer Requirements

More Information About Headset

Used Body Material The Material through which the headset is made of such as plastic, Cardboard, foam, metal, aluminium, neoprene and more. Plastic
Battery Available Battery Available or not withheadset. No
Headset Color Available color variants of VR or AR reality headset. Black with Grey

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