The Varjo XR-3 is the second generation of the original Varjo XR-1. The XR-3 has been developed for building photorealistic mixed reality experiences with a full field of view in human-eye resolution.
First, the Varjo XR-3 is capable of recreating mixed reality in human-eye resolution. The XR-3 provides the user with near human-eye vision, thanks to 4 built-in displays working simultaneously, allowing users to see even the tiniest of details. In comparison to the XR-1 which was already the best in its category, the display has improved dramatically in the XR-3. The XR-3 display provides users 70 pixels per degree compared to the XR-1’s 60 pixels per degree.
Second, the XR-3 has two built-in external cameras and an integrated infrared sensor system. This is the main difference between the Varjo VR-3 and XR-3. This difference makes the XR-3 the only headset able to recreate true to life imagery in mixed reality. The headset uses video pass-through technology instead of optical see-through systems found in the Hololens 2. This allows colors to be perfectly rendered by the headset. The built-in cameras on the outside of the headset give the user a much larger field of view compared to optical see-through devices. The XR-3 headset will collect real-time data about the environment, allowing shadows and reflections to be added to virtual objects in real time.
Third, the XR-3 has the ability to track and analyze eye movement across both real and virtual environments with the highest accuracy. This can be of great value during research, development of products and high pressure training and simulations, to better understand human behavior.
Fourth, the XR-3 has a 115 degree field of view, this puts it on the higher end compared to the HP Reverb G2 and HoloLens 2. It is also 32 degrees more than the XR-1. The larger field of view and human eye resolution of the XR-3, make it the most immersive and natural experience of any headset currently available.
Fifth, the XR-3 now supports inside out tracking, meaning the headset no longer needs Steam VR Base Stations to be used. The headset is able to do this with the two built in external cameras. This makes the XR-3 easier to deploy than the original XR-1.
Finally, the XR-3 is one of the only headsets on the market that has integrated hand tracking. The Varjo XR-3 uses Ultraleap Gemini (v5). Ultraleap technology means users can engage with the digital world naturally. This makes the Varjo one of the only headsets in its category that has no need for controllers to function correctly. This means the Varjo XR-3 is able to provide one of the most immersive and natural mixed reality experiences possible
Pros and cons
Human eye resolution
Mixed reality capabilities
Industry leading eye tracking
Integrated hand tracking
Inside out tracking
Can only be used with a powerful PC
Cannot be used without Varjo Subscription
|Display||Operating system||Windows 10 (64-bit)||Brand||Varjo|
|Controller||Display type||2x OLEDs + 2x PPD LCDs||Weight||980 grams|
|Built-in audio||Refresh rate||90Hz||Color||Black|
|Stand alone||Resolution||2x OLED 1920 x 1920 + 2x PPD LCD 2880 x 2720||Material||Plastic|
|Input||Integrated microphone||Warranty||1 year|
|Field of view||115 degrees|
|Video card||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
NVIDIA RTX 6000
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
NVIDIA RTX A6000
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7700k
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
|Intel Core i9-9900K
Intel Xeon W-2245 8-core
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
|Working memory||32 GB RAM||32 GB RAM|
|Operating system||Windows 10 or later||Windows 10 or later|
|Connections||2 x DisplayPort 1.4 + 2 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1||2 x DisplayPort 1.4 + 2 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1|
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Designers and Engineers
What is the refresh rate of the Varjo XR-3?
The refresh rate of the Varjo XR-3 is 90Hz.
What is the Field of View (FOV) of the Varjo XR-3?
The FOV of the Varjo XR-3 is 115 degrees.
Is the Varjo XR-3 compatible with SteamVR?
Yes, the Varjo XR-3 has SteamVR compatibility.
Does VR Expert offer installation service for this headset?
When purchasing the installation service, we prepare your VR or AR headset ready by configuring the headset in advance and installing the desired application and / or 360 content.
Does the Varjo XR-3 have an input?
Yes, the Varjo XR3 has an integrated microphone.
What are the main specifications of the Varjo XR-3?
The main Varjo XR-3 specifications are the following:
- Full Frame Bionic Display with human-eye resolution
- 90Hz refresh rate
- 115° Field of view
- SteamVR compatibility
- 70px per degree
Can you demo the Varjo XR-3 at the VR Expert office?
Yes, VR Expert offers in person demo’s of the Varjo XR-3 in our Utrecht office. You can get in contact regarding a demo through visiting our contact page.
Can you wear the Varjo XR-3 with glasses?
The Varjo XR-3 can be worn with most prescription glasses.
What kind of display does the Varjo XR-3 have?
The Varjo XR-3 has a full-frame bionic display with a field of view of 115 degrees. This is a broader field of view than its competition. The refresh rate of the Varjo XR-3 is 90Hz.
What is the resolution of the Varjo XR-3 display?
The Varjo XR-3 2880 x 2720 px per eye display. The headsets resolution is higher than the HTC Vive Pro 2 and the HP Reverb.
What is the weight of the Varjo XR-3?
The Varjo XR-3 has a weight of 594 gram without headband and a total weight of 980 grams including the headband. This makes it heavier than the Varjo Aero with a weight of 717 grams and the HP Reverb G2 which weighs 500 grams.
Do you offer trials for the Varjo XR-3?
No we do not offer free 3 day trials for the Varjo XR-3 as a standard option however we do offer demo’s in our Utrecht office. You can do this by getting in contact with us on our contact page.
Can you rent the Varjo XR-3?
No, VR Expert does not offer the Varjo XR-3 for rental. However, VR Expert does offer other headsets for rental.
What is the price or cost of the Varjo XR-3?
The price of the Varjo XR-3 is 9,790 euros including a one year Varjo subscription at VR Expert. The cost of the Varjo Aero headset can change depending on the accessories and services required.