Buyers Guide: Best Enterprise VR Headsets in 2023

Buyers Guide: Best Enterprise VR Headsets in 2023

Published: 26-01-2023
Updated: 26-05-2023

As enterprises seek VR headsets that solve specific use cases, virtual reality options are more specialized, with a greater number of viable headsets. For this reason, it can be difficult to find the perfect VR headset for your use case, knowing the array of options at your disposal with their pros and cons. This buyer’s guide will highlight the nine best VR headsets for specific and general use cases setting you on the proper path to finding the perfect VR headset.

We recommend once you have narrowed down your selection of VR headsets to contact our VR experts, providing you with further insight and possibilities.

Here are the best enterprise VR headsets:

  • Pico 4 Enterprise: The best overall enterprise VR headset
  • Lynx R1 Pro: The best mixed reality VR headset
  • Meta Quest Pro: The most premium all-in-one VR headset
  • Varjo XR-3: The best design and development VR headset
  • Pico Neo 3 Pro: The safe choice
  • HP Reverb G2: The best value enterprise VR headset
  • Pico G2 4K: The best keynote VR headset
  • Varjo VR-3: The best simulation VR headset
  • Varjo Aero: The most premium conference VR headset

Pico 4 Enterprise: The best overall enterprise VR headset

ProsCons
Great value, cheaper than Meta Quest ProNo headphones Jack
4K+ resolutionWired streaming is not user-friendly
Superior comfort
Small and lightweight from new the pancake lens
Eye and face tracking
RGB passthrough for mixed reality
Immersive 105° field of view
User-friendly automatic IPD

The Pico 4 Enterprise is the best overall VR headset compared to its price. It has the same features as the Meta Quest Pro but is half the cost, delivers a better visual experience, has automatic IPD, and has a lighter form factor for better comfort.

Worth highlighting is the automatic IPD adjustment, as it increases ease of use and allows newcomers to VR. Through eye and face tracking, the Pico 4 Enterprise will calibrate the best focal point and distance for the wearer’s eyes, improving the visual experience and immersion. While automatic IPD also alleviates simulator sickness.

The only instance we recommend the Meta Quest Pro over Pico 4 Enterprise, is if you are in the United States, as the Pico 4 Enterprise is not available there. However, if your use cases revolve around mixed reality and other extra features such as eye tracking is not needed, we recommend the Lynx R1 Pro.

DisplayDual LCD
Resolution2160 x 2160 pixels per eye
LensPancake
Field of View105 degrees
Refresh rate90Hz
TrackingInside-Out 6DoF from 5 integrated cameras with hand, eye, and face tracking and mixed reality
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon XR2
Price€899 (256 GB)

Lynx R1 Pro: The best mixed reality VR headset

ProsCons
Secure privacy and data protectionLimited FoV in virtual reality
Great open design for mixed realityThe resolution could be higher
Great price for mixed reality
Solid MR 3D object occlusion and stability
Stereoscopic video passthrough
Excellent real-time video passthrough post-processing
Unique lens
WiFi 6 connectivity
Good battery life
Great native hand tracking from Ultraleap

The Lynx R1 Pro is the prime example that specs don’t dictate a headset’s quality. So despite its mediocre pixel count and field of view, the Lynx R1 Pro’s mixed reality performance is impressive with flawless video post-processing, IR sensors for lowlight tracking, an open design, and stereoscopic video passthrough.

Besides the mixed reality performance punching above its weight, the open philosophy of Lynx is a central perk for the headset. Firstly, the Lynx R1 Pro works offline, which means no data is tracked, stored, or sold for advertising purposes. Finally, Lynx R1 Pro is one of the only well-known VR headsets where rooting is possible. This means you can tinker and change anything software-related, even sideload customized applications on the headset effortlessly.

DisplayDual LCD
Resolution1600 x 1600 pixels per eye
LensCatadioptric freeform prism
Field of View90 degrees
Refresh rate90Hz
TrackingInside-Out 6DoF from 2 optical tracking cameras and 2 IR sensors with hand tracking from Ultraleap
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon XR2
Price€1.299

Meta Quest Pro: The most premium all-in-one VR headset

ProsCons
Impressive tracking featuresExpensive
New Snapdragon XR2+ processorOnly 1-2 hours of battery life
12GB of the fastest RAMThe resolution should be higher
Continuous Meta support with updates and new featuresFor now, its mixed reality could be better
Dual-camera video passthroughNot automatic IPD
AI-enabled body tracking
Excellent build quality

While it comes with a lofty price tag, the Meta Quest Pro’s extensive all-in-one features are impressive. But it is after adding Meta’s continuous support in feature updates and an ever-growing library of content, that the Quest Pro VR headset becomes an excellent enterprise MR headset.

However, right now, the Meta Quest Pro all-in-one VR headset is too expensive to justify its shortcomings of manual IPD adjustment and lacking battery life. Yet, like good wine, the Quest Pro will evolve with time. Developers will continue to release mixed reality applications to the headset, the deal with Microsoft means its productivity platforms will be available, and new feature updates will improve the device’s battery life, post-processing for the video passthrough, and mixed reality performance.

DisplayDual LCD with Quantum Dot and Local Dimming
Resolution1800 x 1920 pixels per eye
LensPancake
Field of View106 degrees
Refresh rate72-90Hz
TrackingInside-Out 6DoF from 10 tracking cameras with eye, hand, and face tracking
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon XR2+
Price€1799.99

HTC Vive Focus 3

ProsCons
High 5K resolutionExpensive
Ultra-wide field of viewFan noise can get loud
Ventilation system for increased performanceCumbersome IPD adjustment

The HTC Vive Focus 3 is between the Pico 4 Enterprise and Meta Quest Pro. While the Focus 3 all-in-one VR headset has a noticeable 10% wider field of view and a tighter pixel density of 25 PPD, the headset doesn’t have eye or face tracking.

What is holding The HTC Vive Focus back is its higher price than Pico 4 Enterprise. Yes, the Focus 3 has a wider field of view with a crisper display. But it is bigger and heavier due to the Focus 3’s double-canted fresnel lens. While the lack of eye tracking also means only static foveated rendering is possible. All in all, in most use cases, we will recommend the Pico 4 Enterprise.

DisplayDual LCD
Resolution2448 x 2448 pixels per eye
LensDual-element Fresnel
Field of View120 degrees
Refresh rate90Hz
TrackingInside-Out 6DoF from 4 tracking cameras with hand tracking
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon XR2
Price€1.249

Varjo XR-3: The best design and development VR headset

ProsCons
Human eye resolutionExpensive
200Hz best-in-class eye trackingRequires powerful PC
Wide compatibility with developer platformsRequires Varjo Subscription
Flawless hand tracking
Excellent Varjo Reality Cloud platform
Lifelike mixed reality

The best inside-out tracking VR headset is Varjo XR-3 delivering unparalleled features for enterprise design and development use cases. In fact, the XR-3 VR headset achieves visual immersion on par with our natural eyesight and portrays mixed reality as part of the real world.

While the Varjo XR-3 requires a powerful PC to drive its impressive specs and features, it excels at displaying intricate details of 3D objects blended into a real environment. This means the XR-3 is for designers and product developers using mixed reality to distinguish between textures and materials and their interactions in the real world.

DisplayDual LCD for the peripheral display, and dual micro-OLED displays for the focal display
Resolution2880 x 2720 pixels per eye (peripheral) and 1920 x 1920 pixels per eye (focal)
LensAspherical
Field of View115 degrees (peripheral) and 27 degrees (focal)
Refresh rate90Hz
Tracking6DoF inside-out using LiDAR sensors with eye and hand tracking
Price for kit€6.395 – €10.190

Pico Neo 3 Pro: The safe choice

ProsCons
Wider FoV than Meta / Oculus Quest 2The resolution could be higher
Excellent price
Option for eye tracking with Pico Neo 3 Pro
A good amount of storage for VR games

An alternative to the Meta Quest 2 / Oculus Quest 2 is Pico Neo 3 Pro, and if eye-tracking is required, Pico Neo 3 Pro Eye. Compared to the Quest 2, the Pico Neo 3 Pro VR headset features a 10% wider field of view, longer battery life, and much better comfort.

While the Pico Neo 3 Pro is €150 higher, for the Meta Quest 2 to be comparable in battery life and comfort to the Pico VR headset, it requires the Meta Quest 2 Elite Band with the battery pack priced at €140. For this reason, we recommend saving yourself the hassle and going with the Pico Neo 3 Pro’s wider field of view.

DisplayLCD
Resolution3664 x 1920 pixels per eye
LensFresnel
Field of View98 degrees
Refresh rate72-90Hz
TrackingInside-Out 6DoF from 4 tracking cameras (Pico Neo 3 Pro Eye for eye tracking)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon XR2
Price€599

Oculus / Meta Quest 2

ProsCons
Loads of accessories availableNot future proof
Massive VR gaming libraryNo dynamic foveated rendering
Continuous updates with new featuresNo Bluetooth headphone support
Still affordableShort battery life
No more Facebook account requirementRequires accessory for better comfort
Blistering 120Hz refresh rate

Meta / Oculus Quest 2 is more targeted to consumers than enterprises. While it is a capable all-in-one VR headset for most use cases, better alternatives exist for businesses.

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When that is said, Meta’s ongoing updates for the VR headset continue to add additional features such as static foveated rendering and hand tracking. The Quest 2 also holds the title of the best-selling VR headset, which means access to a wide array of content.

Recently, Meta removed the necessity of a Facebook account log-in, opening the headset to be sold to Germany again. All in all, the Meta Quest 2 / Oculus Quest 2 is a stable VR choice.

DisplaySingle LCD
Resolution1832 x 1920 pixels per eye
LensFresnel
Field of View90 degrees
Refresh rate90-120Hz
TrackingInside-Out 6DoF from 4 tracking cameras with hand tracking
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon XR2
Price€549 (256 GB)

HP Reverb G2: The best value enterprise VR headset

ProsCons
AffordableFresnel lenses
A great resolution for the priceNot OLED or MicroLED displays
Windows Mixed Reality and SteamVR accessMediocre FoV
Low weight
No base stations needed
6DoF tracking

The best entry to PC VR for enterprises is HP Reverb G2 with inside-out tracking, which means it works without base stations making it more user-friendly and portable. Combine this with the G2’s great value for its price, and you got one of the best VR headsets enterprises can adopt.

In particular, we are impressed with the HP Reverb G2’s visual performance of 2160 x 2160 pixels per eye with minimal visual artifacts from its double-canted fresnel lens.

In summary, for businesses new to virtual reality, HP Reverb G2 V2 is the best PC VR headset delivering more than its price point signals.

DisplayDual LCD
Resolution2160 x 2160  pixels per eye
LensFresnel
Field of View114 degrees
Refresh rate90Hz
Price for kit€577

Pico G2 4K: The best keynote VR headset

ProsCons
Most affordable VR headsetLimited processing capabilities
Excellent display experience
Can be fully operated from the headset
User-friendly
Movie length battery life

If the focus is user-friendliness and a great visual experience to showcase one-way media, look no further than the Pico G2 4K. Its functionality without a controller, affordability, and crisp 4K resolution make this VR headset ideal for presentations, plus some conference stands.

The Pico G2 4K targets a specific use case of one-way media in virtual reality and excels at solving it. If you need a virtual reality headset immersing the wearer in a 360-degree video or animation, the G2 4K is for you. The device is simple to use with its full navigation on the headset, and no sign-in is required.

Further, if scaling is needed, we recommend the category smartphone VR with cost-efficient options like Cardboard Owl, Snow Owl, or Grey Owl.

DisplayLCD
Resolution1920 x 2160 pixels per eye
LensPancake
Field of View101 degrees diagonal
Refresh rate75Hz
TrackingInside-Out 3DoF
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835
Price€299 or rent from €40

Skyworth S801

ProsCons
Very affordable and scalableFresnel lenses
Great comfortSingle LCD
No base stations neededRequires controller
Convenient wireless chargingNot 4K resolution
Lightweight

The most price-efficient 3DoF VR headset meant for one-way media consumption is the Skyworth S801 headset. Its low price means rapid scalability is enabled across an organization, while its feathery 310 grams and ergonomic fit provide great comfort.

DisplayLCD
Resolution2560 x 1440
LensFresnel
Field of View105 degrees
Refresh rate72Hz
TrackingInside-Out 3DoF
ProcessorALLWINNER VR9 64bit Quad-core A53 1.8GHZ
Price€209

Varjo VR-3: The best simulation VR headset

ProsCons
Human eye resolutionExpensive
200Hz best-in-class eye trackingRequires powerful PC
Wide compatibility with developer platformsRequires Varjo Subscription
Flawless hand tracking
Excellent Varjo Reality Cloud platform

The Varjo VR-3 is the VR headset with the best visual experience in the industry, delivering human eye resolution and immersion. Pair this with reliable and low-latency eye and hand tracking, and you got the best headset for any simulation use case.

Varjo VR-3 offers no compromise on quality. While the headset is costly and requires a Varjo subscription and a powerful PC to power it, if you need to simulate scenarios in VR with a visual fidelity mirroring your eyesight, there are no sufficient alternatives to Varjo VR-3.

Additionally, Varjo’s VR-3 and XR-3 have the most advanced eye-tracking technology with 200Hz tracking. This means you can aggregate behavioral insights from gaze detection and biometric data to evolve and improve your simulations.

DisplayDual LCD for the peripheral display, and dual micro-OLED displays for the focal display
Resolution2880 x 2720 pixels per eye (peripheral) and 1920 x 1920 pixels per eye (focal)
LensAspherical
Field of View115 degrees (peripheral) and 27 degrees (focal)
Refresh rate90Hz
Price for kit€3.595

DPVR P1 Ultra 4K

ProsCons
AffordableFresnel lenses
Great 4K resolution for the priceSingle LCD
SteamVR accessRequires controller
Low weightComfort could be better
No base stations needed
4 hours of battery life

The 3DoF standalone VR headset closest to Pico G2 4K is DPVR P1 Ultra 4K. But where the G2 4K excels a one-way media consumption, the P1 Ultra 4K is for entry-level simulation like education, training, and onboarding.

The reason for this is the DPVR P1 Ultra 4K’s long four hours of battery life, access to the SteamVR store, the 30% faster Snapdragon 845 processor compared to the Pico G2 4K, and the interaction through a controller.

DisplayLCD
Resolution1920 x 2160
LensFresnel
Field of View100 degrees
Refresh rate90Hz
TrackingInside-Out 3DoF
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Price€350

Varjo Aero: The most premium conference VR headset

ProsCons
An ultra-high resolutionExpensive
Reliable eye trackingNarrower FoV than Valve Index and HTC Vive Pro 2
No need for Varjo SubscriptionRequires powerful gaming PC
SteamVR access
Can be used with a gaming laptop

Varjo Aero is hands down the best VR headset for a premium conference stand experience. The Aero PC VR headset has the best visual fidelity in its price range, combined with 200Hz eye tracking, providing behavioral insights into how your conference attendees react.

This means you can optimize your products through detailed customer insights from biometric data and gaze detection. Yes, other PC VR and all-in-one headsets also have eye tracking, but none rival the stability and accuracy of Varjo’s VR headsets.

Additionally, compared to Aero’s two close competitors, HTC Vive Pro 2 and Pimax Vision 8K X, Varjo Aero has a superior built quality leaving a positive and lasting impression on the wearer and subsequently on your brand.

DisplayDual MiniLED LCD
Resolution2880 x 2720  pixels per eye
LensAspherical
Field of View115 degrees
Refresh rate90Hz
Price for kit€1.990

HTC Vive Pro 2

ProsCons
5K displayMore expensive than Vive Index
High pixels per degree per eyeHeavy
WIder IPD range
Ultrawide FoV
Comfortable

HTC Vive Pro 2 is the better-priced alternative to Varjo Aero and would have received a title if it wasn’t for its lack of eye tracking. Nevertheless, the VR headset’s immersive 120 degrees FoV combined with a smooth 120Hz makes this headset a commendable choice for your business.

The HTC Vive Pro 2 is a PC VR headset positioned between the Varjo Aero on the upper end and HP Reverb G2 on the other. So if you are not frightened by external base stations for tracking and a lengthier setup time, the HTC Vive Pro 2 is a great VR headset for general enterprise use cases compared to HP Reverb G2.

DisplayDual LCD
Resolution2448 x 2448 pixels per eye
LensDouble-canted fresnel
Field of View120 degrees
Refresh rate120Hz
Price for kit€1.395