Product information - Pro Virtual Reality Headset (Kit)HTC's new Vive Pro from HTC builds on HTC's revolutionary Vive that burst onto the scene in 2015 with the addition of a range of technical and ergonomic optimisations ranging from high-resolution 1.440 x 1.600 AMOLED displays to a new chassis that optimises weight distribution. Virtually every aspect has undergone some improvement, and the HMD's new Hi-Res 3D Spatial Audio headphones are no exception. While the headphone is directed primarily at professionals for whom spending long periods of time in VR is a necessity, these optimisations will be of tremendous benefit to anyone passionate about VR applications and gaming. This set comes with two Lighthouse base stations, two controllers and SteamVR Tracking 2.0, which enlarges the usable area to 36 m².
The HTC Vive Pro Virtual Reality Headset at a Glance:
- High-resolution AMOLED displays 1.440 x 1.600 pixels per eye
- Optimised headset chassis for perfect ergonomics
- 360° Motion Tracking thanks to integrated laser sensors
- Includes Hi-Res headphones capable of 3D Spatial Sound
- Two microphones for active noise cancellation
- 2x Lighthouse base stations & 2x VR controllers included
- Expanded SteamVR 2.0 motion-tracking technology
- 110° FOV and two integrated cameras
Experience True Immersion in VR with the HTC Vive Pro VR Headset:Thanks to the higher resolution AMOLED displays, the picture of the Vive Pro makes for a marked improvement in image sharpness, enabling a significantly more immersive VR experience. In order to ensure smooth video output, which is essential for preventing motion sickness, the display operates at 90 Hertz and offers a motion-to-photon latency of less than 20 ms.
SteamVR 2.0 for Maximum Motion FreedomThe Vive Pro supports an advanced version of SteamVR with specially modified tracking technology that was developed in conjunction with Valve and expanded the playable area to 6 x 6 meters. All motion within this area is tracked and carried over to the game by means of high-sensitivity laser sensors.
Maximum Safety with the HTC Chaperone SystemA total of 32 sensors serve to track your movements, and these are embedded in the front of the headset. These sensors transmit every movement of the player, whether a turn of the head or ducking out of the way of a virtual opponent, and enable natural movements inside Virtual Reality. The Motion Tracking is performed in conjunction with the Vive's "Lighthouse" station laser sensors. These Lighthouses are a unique selling point of the Vive ecosystem and help to make the Vive Pro into the perfect VR system.
As a result of this technology, 360-degree motion tracking is now possible - resulting in users being able to move about in VR in the same manner as in Star Trek's famous Holo-Deck. When you reach the edge of the playable area, a barrier in the form of a grid appears in the OLED displays. This technology is referred to as the Chaperone System and can be adjusted in accordance with your individual needs in the software settings.
The Chaperone System is automatically activated when the player encroaches upon a boundary, although it can be adjusted manually with the VR controller. This means the Chaperone System's barriers can be set to resembles that of the Matrix in the famous film or like in the film "Tron". Two integrated cameras are embedded in the Vive Pro to enable physical elements to be blended into VR.
Includes Hi-Res Headsets with 3D Spatial SoundIn order for the VR experience to not be limited merely to the visual aspect, and to make it as immersive as possible acoustically as well as visually, the Vive Pro headset includes integrated headphones with a powerful hi-res certified DAC. This enables high-resolution audio signals with their extended frequency spectrum to be enjoyed in all their glory. Two integrated microphones are also present to allow for active noise cancellation, thereby keeping unwanted background noise to a minimum.
You can also keep in contact with your environment or smartphone using the monitoring- or communication modes. For example, phone calls can be made or text messages read without having to remove the headset. For maximum comfort, the Vive Pro includes an overhauled headset frame, while the revamped face mask in conjunction with the nose cushion helps to bring the same level of comfort to spectacle wearers as well as just about any face shape. Thanks to the use of special foam and the shape of the nose cushion, external light is kept out of the headset, meaning that bothersome reflections are effectively minimised.
Set with Accessories for the Vive ProAdditionally, the two included VR controllers serve as the interface into VR, allowing you to interact with your virtual environment without breaking immersion. Depending on the game or programme, the controllers can function as anything - whether a paintbrush, a phaser or a tool for installing the new fender on your newly designed virtual automobile. Since the VR controllers also have motion tracking sensors, the current position of the VR controllers is always displayed while playing.
The System Requirements of the Vive ProIn order to match the high refresh rate (90 Hz) of the OLED displays, the PC system used with the headset must be capable of outputting a resolution of 1.440 x 1.600p per screen at all times. This is so the Vive Pro can display 90 FPS (Frames per Second). HTC recommends the following system requirements:
Recommended System Requirements
- Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or higher
- CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX-8350 / similar or higher
- Memory: min 4 GB
- Video output: DisplayPort 1.2 or higher
- USB connection: 1x USB 3.0 or higher
- Operating system: Windows 8.1 or newer
- An unobstructed space of approx. 1,5 x 2 m
- PC with internet access and free Steam account
For a Short Time Only: 6 Months Viveport Included FREE!
For a short time only, owners will receive 6 months free Viveport subscription.
- 6 Month Viveport subscription:
Viveport is the App store for Virtual Reality, where users can discover, create, share and experience their favourite content.
Technical Details (Headset):
Type: 2x AMOLED
Resolution per Display: 1.440 x 1.600 Pixel
Refresh Rate: 90 Hz
1x USB-C 3.0
1x DisplayPort 1.2
Technical Details (VR Controller):
- Battery capacity: 960 mAh
Technical Details (Lighthouse Base Station):
- Power cable length: 3,5 m
- Vive Pro VR Headset incl. removable headphones
2x Lighthouse Base Stations
2x VR Controller
1x USB 3.0 cable
1x Micro-USB cable
4x Power supply
2x Headphone protection