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Basic specs Price: $ 9985 €76 £11,189 ¥
Metascore
Manufacturer Vuzix
Category Tethered VR
Requirement Android, iOS, PC
Resolution 1280 × 720 px
Field of view (FOV) 55°
Release date 2016
Country United States
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Vuzix iWear review

The Vuzix iWear is a tethered virtual reality headset made by Vuzix, a manufacturer based in the US.

The award-winning iWear is compatible with PCs and gaming consoles as well as tablets and smartphones. It’s internal, rechargeable battery offers up to three hours of gaming without charging.

This wearable display is also capable of displaying 2D and 3D video with a 55° diagonal FOV (field of view). When watching movies, it is the equivalent of a 125″ home theater screen at 10 feet, according to the manufacturer.

iWear main features

  • Adjustable headstrap: balanced and comfortable design for the user.
  • USB microphone and audio support: for an immersive user experience and to communicate with other players.
  • Head tracking (for PC use only): for a better interaction with PC virtual reality games.
  • Compact: users may fold the headset for easy transport.

Vuzix iWear price

The iWear glasses are available at the manufacturer price of $99.99.

Discover other tethered VR headsets as well as AR glasses with our comparison engine. Vuzix also manufactures the Vuzix Blade.

General

Model iWear
Manufacturer Vuzix
Metascore
Price $ 9985 €76 £11,189 ¥
Release date 2016
Country United States
Status Available
Category Tethered VR
Requirement Android, iOS, PC
Content platform Apple Store, Google Play Store, PlayStation, SteamVR, Microsoft Windows

Display

Display type
Resolution 1280 × 720 px
Refresh rate 60 Hz
Field of view (FOV) 55°
Field of view (vertical)

VR/AR Experience

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

Features

Usable with glasses Yes
Cooling system Yes
Built-in headphones Yes
Built-in microphone Yes

Controllers

Optional controller
Compatible with third-party controllers Yes

Compatibility

Min CPU (Processor)
Min GPU (Graphic Processor)
Min RAM (Memory)
OS Microsoft Windows
Screen size (mobile)
OS (mobile) Android, iOS

Hardware

Weight
Dimensions
Battery life 3 h
Fit Adjustable strap
Build materials Plastic
IPD adjustment No
Lens-to-eye adjustment No

Connectivity

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

Vuzix iWear tests and ratings

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Metascore
2.4 / 5