Oculus Quest 2

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Oculus Quest 2
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Information
VR/AR Virtual Reality
Type Head-mounted display
Subtype Integrated HMD
Platform Oculus Rift (Platform)
Developer Oculus VR
Operating System Oculus Mobile, Windows
Predecessor Oculus Quest
Successor Oculus Quest 3
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2
GPU Adreno 650
Memory 6 GB
Storage 64GB, 256GB
Display IPS LCD
Resolution 1832 x 1920 per eye
Pixel Density  ???.?? PPI per eye
Refresh Rate 72Hz, 90 Hz
Persistence  ?.?ms
Field of View 90° (estimated)
Optics Fresnel lens
IPD Adjustment 58mm or 63mm or 68mm
Tracking 6DOF
Rotational Tracking Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Positional Tracking Oculus Insight
Update Rate Rotational: 1000Hz, Positional: 60Hz
Tracking Volume  ??
Play Space 20m x 20m
Latency Motion to Photon: less than 5ms
Audio built-in headphones, built-in microphone, 3.5mm audio jack
Input Redesigned Oculus Touch
Connectivity Oculus Link, USB-C
Power 3,640 mAh lithium-ion battery
Battery Life 2 to 3 hours
Weight 503g
Size 191.5mm x 102mm x 142.5mm
Release Date October 13, 2020
Price $299 (64GB), $399 (256GB)
Website https://www.oculus.com/quest-2/

Introduction

The Oculus Quest 2, created by Oculus VR, continues the mission of the Quest series to bring stand-alone VR to the masses. Compared to its predecessor, Quest 2 has 50% more pixels, better battery life, faster processing, more memory, and starts $100 cheaper. The headset is 10% lighter than the Oculus Quest, though the controllers are slightly larger. Add-ons like the Elite Strap and Fit Pack are intended to improve ergonomics for players with differently-sized facial features.[1]

The Oculus Quest 2 is the first of the Oculus headsets to experiment with multi-user support and app sharing. You can share your apps with 3 accounts beyond your own. Each user must log in to their own Facebook account to play. App sharing is not automatically possible for all games made before this feature was deployed.[2]

Release and Pricing

The Oculus Quest 2 started shipping in October 2020. It is available worldwide through global and regional companies. For the first time, you can purchase a Quest product from Japan, too. This will soon be the only Oculus headset available for purchase; Facebook announced they will focus on stand-alone VR headsets moving forward. Facebook will stop selling the Oculus Rift S as well as Quest in 2021 but will continue to support their platforms.[1]

It's been noted that the distrust of Facebook's data practices could negatively impact the sale of Quest 2, now that you must log in with a Facebook account and as it becomes the sole headset available from Oculus.[3]

Hardware

The Oculus Quest 2 comes with a wireless HMD, built-in speakers, two Touch controllers, USB-C charging cable, power adapter, and spacer for glasses. Depending on the version you purchase, you can store 64 GB or 256 GB on your device. The Quest 2 uses the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR2 Platform which enables a more expansive virtual world along with high-fidelity sound. The Touch controllers may last up to 4 times the battery life of the previous generation.[1] [4]

The Oculus Quest 2 comes with a head strap, softer than the plastic band of the Quest. This makes the headset more comfortable.[3]

It comes with 4 cameras, like the Quest, as well as comparable hand-tracking capabilities.[5]

System Requirements

While Quest 2 is an integrated HMD, it can also run as a discrete HMD by connecting to a PC with a Oculus Link. By connecting to the PC, you'll be able to play games from Oculus PC or SteamVR. Your PC needs to meet certain requirements in order for the Oculus Link to work.

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 1660
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series (all)
  • AMD 400 Series
  • AMD 500 Series
  • AMD 5000 Series
  • AMD Vega Series

Setup Tutorial

You can adjust the IPD of the lenses with 3 built-in settings.[6]

The Quest 2 comes with what Facebook calls Guardian and Passthrough. The Guardian enables you to draw borders for your play zone while the Passthrough alerts you when you have done just that, passed through your boundary.[7]

Input Devices

Redesigned Touch Controllers - one for each hand, similar to previous Touch controllers with haptic feedback

Accessories

Elite Strap

The Elite Strap is a head strap you can use instead of the factory default. It provides additional comfort and allows you to twist a wheel to secure your fit. The Elite Strap with Battery extends your play time, in addition to improving ergonomics.[3][7]

The Elite Strap can even withstand a more passionate playing session.[3]

Logitech Headphones

Facebook partnered with Logitech to make headphones better suited for VR, an alternative to the Oculus Quest 2's built-in speakers. Logitech produced two models with shorter auxiliary cables for a less clunky play, compared to standard headsets. One model is Logitech G333 VR In-Ear Headphones, and the other is Logitech G PRO VR, over-ear headphones.[6]

Oculus Link

No longer in beta, the Oculus Link enables you to connect the Quest 2 to your PC to stream VR games.

Face Fit Masks

You can purchase masks to improve the fit of your headset. Facebook's Fit Pack is intended for players with nose bridges or cheekbones that don't fit as well in the standard set up.[3][8]

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

Visit Oculus SDK

Tracking volume

If using Roomscale, players should have at least 6.5 x 6.5 ft (2m x 2m) of free space. [9] Use the Quest 2 Guardian and mobile app to set up your play area.

Images

History

  • Sept 16, 2020: Quest 2 unveiled.
  • Oct 13, 2020: Shipping began for Quest 2.
  • Feb 28, 2021: Facebook announced multi-user support and app sharing.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://about.fb.com/news/2020/09/introducing-oculus-quest-2-the-next-generation-of-all-in-one-vr/
  2. https://about.fb.com/news/2021/02/share-your-oculus-quest/
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 https://www.polygon.com/reviews/2020/9/16/21437762/oculus-quest-2-review-virtual-reality-vr-facebook-oculus-power-resolution-tracking
  4. https://www.oculus.com/quest-2/
  5. https://www.roadtovr.com/oculus-quest-2-review-better-in-almost-every-way/2/
  6. 6.0 6.1 https://uploadvr.com/oculus-quest-2-specs/
  7. 7.0 7.1 https://www.oculus.com/quest-2/
  8. https://www.oculus.com/accessories/quest-2-fit-pack/
  9. https://support.oculus.com/277256989868300/

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