From what I have tried.
Oculus Gear VR (The one that is in partnership with Samsung)
- Resolution is better than the DK2
- You will need a Note 4 and then the headset. (expensive)
- It will probably (just a guess) be on sale before Xmas
- It is an Android based experience
- It is wireless and easy to put on
- There is no 8 degrees of tracking, just 360 tracking. This means that the experiences need to have less movement. At the moment Gear VR seems perfect for immersive pictures, immersive video and light weight games
- I do wonder if a leap could help with the 8 degrees…
Crescent Bay (The one they demo’ed at the conference
- Wires were above your head, wired into the ceiling (obviously this is because it was a prototype)
- You were in a room with the camera in the top corner of the room. (you would move around the room by physically walking)
- The tracking was amazing and there was no sickness (I think this is because you basically controlled everything with you head rather than a controller)
- At least 1 year from being available at that level.
@judas , I agree, the form factor is a big deal. I think that the full CV will hopefully be a combination of the GearVR and the Crescent bay. Making it completely wireless and you have a small 3d camera positioned in a place across your room.
@Richardus “But then you cannot use the 3D camera anymore the add with the DK2.” You just put the camera on the other side of the room, like a Microsoft Kinect.
I found that wearing the DK2 during the meeting last week was comfortable.
Where I start feeling sick:
- When I am trying to look out the bottom of the Rift to my keyboard
- If I start moving myself in circles with my keyboard, or accelerating towards different things
- Roller coasters.