Oculus Quest

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Oculus Quest
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Information
VR/AR Virtual Reality
Type Head-mounted display
Subtype Integrated HMD
Platform Oculus Quest Platform
Developer Oculus VR
Operating System Android-based OS
Predecessor Oculus Go
Successor Oculus Quest 2
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
GPU Qualcomm® Adreno™ 540
Memory 4GB
Storage 6GB, 128GB
Display OLED
Resolution 1440×1600 per eye
Refresh Rate 72Hz
Field of View 96°×94° (estimated)(ref 5)
Tracking 6DOF
Rotational Tracking Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Positional Tracking Oculus Insight
Camera 4
Input Oculus Touch Controllers, Controller-free Hand Tracking
Connectivity Oculus Link, USB-C
Power rechargeable headset, battery-operated controllers
Battery Life 2 to 3 hours
Weight 571grams
Size 6.3 x 8.27 x 3.46 inches
Release Date May 21, 2019
Price $399 (64GB), $499 (128GB)
Website https://www.oculus.com/quest/


Introduction

The Quest was Oculus VR's first hybrid headset that was fully standalone and enabled a connection to PC for an expanded library of games. The Oculus Quest and Rift S were launched in the same year, but offered distinctly different playing experiences. The Quest is a fully integrated HMD, requiring no connection to a PC whereas the Rift S requires a PC for processing and play.[1]

You can purchase a refurbished Oculus Quest from Facebook for $199; the product has been discontinued, though, in favor of the Oculus Quest 2.[2]

Release and Pricing

The Oculus Quest was first released on May 21, 2019 as a standalone headset.

On November 18, 2019, Oculus rolled out the ability to connect the Quest to a PC through the beta version of Oculus Link.[3]

In 2021, the Oculus Quest was discontinued.

Hardware

The Quest comes with strap audio - speakers built into the headset - but you can also connect your headphones through a stereo audio jack.

The CPU is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 that comes with 8 cores. Three of the faster “gold” cores are dedicated to game play, and the rest are dedicated to system services like TimeWarp and tracking.[4]

The GPU is a Qualcomm Adreno 540 which “cuts the scene up into a grid of tiles and renders each in sequence.”[4]

The Touch Controllers expand upon the design of Rift’s controllers. They have the same button layout, but the rings are placed differently to improve controller registration by the HMD.[4]

View the info box for an estimated field of view.[5]

System Requirements

This is the first Oculus product to allow for both integrated and discrete HMD play. You can play VR games from your desktop or laptop via Oculus Link or similar cables.

PC Requirements for Oculus Link

Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater

Memory: 8 GB+ RAM

Operating System: Windows 10

USB Ports: 1x USB port

Graphics:

  • NVIDIA Titan X
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Desktop, 6 GB
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (all)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (all)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series (all)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series (all)
  • AMD 400 Series
  • AMD 500 Series
  • AMD 5000 Series
  • AMD 6000 Series
  • AMD Vega Series

[6]

Setup Tutorial

Like the Quest 2, download the Oculus mobile app to configure your device. Purchase and download games through the app or while wearing your headset.

Input Devices

The Quest comes with two Touch Controllers as well as the ability to use your hands for controller-free hand tracking.

Accessories

Oculus Link

See Oculus Link. The Quest 2 is also compatible with this device.[2]

Oculus Quest in-ear Headphones

If you prefer headphones instead of the Quest’s built-in speakers, you can purchase Oculus’ in-ear headphones.[2]

Prescription Lenses

You can purchase prescription-strength VirtuClear® Lens Inserts for your Oculus Quest. They are 1.60 Hi Index Essilor lenses with anti-reflective coating meant to make your VR experience clearer. You can purchase through Frames Direct and will be asked for a valid prescription. The prescription range is SPH: 0 to -8.0 | CYL: 0 to -2.0.[7]

Apps

Oculus Quest Store

You can purchase games from the Oculus Quest Store on PC, mobile app, or from within the Store while wearing your headset.

Developer

The Oculus Quest has full support for Unity and Unreal engines as well as the Oculus SDK for games made outside of these engines.

Images

History

See Release and Pricing

References

  1. https://uploadvr.com/oculus-quest-2-specs/
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 https://www.oculus.com/quest/
  3. https://www.oculus.com/blog/play-rift-content-on-quest-with-oculus-link-available-now-in-beta/?locale=fr_FR
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 https://developer.oculus.com/blog/down-the-rabbit-hole-w-oculus-quest-the-hardware-software/
  5. https://uploadvr.com/field-of-view-tool-database/
  6. https://support.oculus.com/444256562873335/
  7. https://www.framesdirect.com/virtuclear-lens-inserts-for-oculus-quest.html

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