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Basic specs Price: $ 599512 €458 £67,697 ¥
Metascore
Manufacturer HTC
Category Tethered VR
Requirement PC
Resolution 1080 × 1200 px (per eye)
Field of view (FOV) 110°
Release date 2016
Country Taiwan
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HTC VIVE review

The HTC VIVE is a tethered VR headset made by HTC, a world-famous technology manufacturer from Taiwan.

HTC’s VIVE headset requires the installation of lighthouses in order to perform 6DoF tracking and room scaling. Its compatibility with the SteamVR platform ensures that a huge content library is available.

The VR HMD weighs in at 470 g, therefore the HTC VIVE is light and comfortable for the user to wear.

HTC VIVE VR headset main features

  • 6DoF: offering users a fully immersive VR experience
  • Front-facing camera: allowing for room scale and SteamVR Tracking
  • Chaperone system: warns users about the boundaries of their play area

The VIVE’s HTC Wand controllers also offer the following advantages:

  • Designed exclusively for VR
  • Intuitive controls and gestures
  • Realistic HD haptic feedback

HTC VIVE price

The VIVE by HTC is available at the manufacturer price of $599 (see on Amazon).

HTC also manufactures the VIVE Pro and the VIVE Focus. Discover more VR headsets with our comparison engine.

General

Model VIVE
Manufacturer HTC
Metascore
Price $ 599512 €458 £67,697 ¥
Release date 2016
Country Taiwan
Status Available
Category Tethered VR
Requirement PC
Content platform SteamVR, HTC VIVEPORT

Display

Display type OLED
Resolution 1080 × 1200 px (per eye)
Refresh rate 90 Hz
Field of view (FOV) 110°
Field of view (vertical)

VR/AR Experience

Room scale Yes
360° tracking Yes
Positional tracking Yes
Built-in front camera Yes
Eye tracking No
Hand tracking Yes
Proximity sensor No
3D scanning No

Features

Usable with glasses Yes
Cooling system No
Built-in headphones No
Built-in microphone Yes

Controllers

Optional controller HTC Vive Wand Controllers
Compatible with third-party controllers No

Compatibility

Min CPU (Processor) INTEL® I5-4590 or AMD FX 8350
Min GPU (Graphic Processor) NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480
Min RAM (Memory) 4 GB
OS Microsoft Windows
Screen size (mobile)
OS (mobile)

Hardware

Weight 470 g16.58 oz
Dimensions 199 × 122 × 122 mm7.83 × 4.8 × 4.8 in
Battery life
Fit Adjustable straps
Build materials Plastic, Foam
IPD adjustment Yes
Lens-to-eye adjustment No

Connectivity

USB Yes
Micro USB No
DisplayPort Yes
mini DisplayPort No
HDMI Yes
Micro SD Card No
Bluetooth No
Wifi No

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