After their official launch at the end of last year, Finnish immersive technology developer Varjo has finally started shipping its high-end mixed and virtual reality headsets, called Varjo XR-3 and VR-3.
The two headsets are aimed at professionals in fields such as training and simulation, design, engineering, medical, and research. Promising human-eye resolution visual fidelity, the Varjo XR-3 and VR-3 feature a unique full-frame display running at more than 70 pixels per degree (PPD) or 1920×1920 pixels per eye at 90 Hz.
“Our team has been working non-stop throughout 2020 to further push the envelope of what is possible in XR and VR,” said Urho Konttori, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Varjo. “The new XR-3 and VR-3 are the most advanced, zero-compromise devices on the market and suitable for any professional workflow.”
In addition to its high resolution, the full-frame display inside both headsets boasts an impressive field of view of 115° and 99% sRGB and 93% DCI-P3 coverage, making it ideal for all kinds of applications that depend on immersion and accuracy.
Integrated eye tracking at up to 200 Hz can analyze even minuscule eye movements with research-grade precision. Thanks to Varjo’s single-dot calibration process, it takes just a short while to complete the initial setup and get the headset ready for use.
Because Varjo has equipped both the XR-3 and VR-3 with a new three-point precision fit headband, the two headsets are substantially lighter and more comfortable to wear long-term.
As their names suggest, the biggest difference between the two models is that the XR-3 supports photorealistic, true-to-life mixed reality powered by 12-megapixel video pass-through and LiDAR technology, while the VR-3 is strictly a virtual reality headset. The Varjo XR-3 is available for $5,495 or $,1495 a year, while the Varjo VR-3 costs $3,195 or $795 a year.