If you’re working on a VR project. There’s going to be a big, nerve racking decision: which VR glasses should I buy?
There are many VR glasses on the market, with a wide range of prices and functions. Almost every hardware brand or software company is scrambling to launch the latest products. With so many choices, will there be a VR glasses that are completely suitable for you?
In fact, not necessarily. For the enterprise application of VR, what we pay attention to is not the physical properties of glasses (color, comfort, weight, etc.). It’s not even about the price, but how well VR technology matches in your work environment. The price difference between different devices is only a small part of your investment, and if the device cannot integrate into your ecosystem, the price is negligible.
VR is a new technology, it is not only a new device. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be out of date. Technology is also changing rapidly, so it means that equipment will also change, become obsolete and updated. If you need a solution that won’t go out of date, you’ll need to update or replace new devices every year. However, there is a useful way to narrow down the choice of glasses and find a suitable one for you.
After a lot of exploration, we know the most changed hardware parameters in various applications. It is found that people are easily distracted by the new stimulation brought by virtual reality. Therefore, it is easy to confuse what is suitable for family use and what is suitable for commercial use. But there’s an obvious difference between the equipment you use to watch movies and play games with your family and the equipment you use to train your employees. How to choose VR glasses for employees?
Not all VR projects need company wide equipment. Sometimes, you only need one or two glasses to attend exhibitions, training meetings or other activities.
For this kind of short-term or disposable VR application, durability and wearing comfort may not be important, because users will not wear it for a long time, nor will they use it for a long time. If you need to add the program to the glasses, and do not involve the company’s network or other systems, then security is not even important. The most important thing is the cost, which is the key factor to determine the short-term application.
Use of major projects
Major VR projects must be carefully selected. At the same time, it must be tested before use, so as to reduce the problems caused by later wearing. In major projects, the cost of VR glasses is not important, but back-end support, security, deployment and integration are the key. In addition, wearability is also crucial, even for limited content testing. If wearing glasses makes them feel uncomfortable, the project process may not be implemented. So we must create a comfortable wearing experience.
Long term use
When enterprises are equipped with VR glasses in a large area, they need a product with correct function roadmap and proven technical framework, and its service life is also very long.
At this stage, safety becomes a major pain point. Many glasses are designed for consumers, not for businesses. Before purchasing, we should understand the complete situation from multiple channels and ensure that the information is accurate. Because the solution will develop with the development of the industry. So you need to know whether the manufacturer of your chosen device is focused on your industry or other industries?
Also focus on whether your solution can be centrally managed so that you don’t have to load each device manually, and it will integrate seamlessly with your learning management environment.
The cost is very important, but if we blindly pursue low price, the cost of the failed back end may be greater than the cost of the equipment itself. Therefore, if you pay attention to the price, you can consider renting.
Finally, wear resistance is also crucial. Glasses should not become uncomfortable because they are worn for a long time, thus affecting the experience. And it’s very important. All 3DOF glasses are developing towards 6DOF. And 6DOF is much more realistic than 3DOF, and it’s not so dizzy, so try to choose 6DOF equipment.
VR is a new technology. As a performance support and training media, it has achieved great success in core manufacturing environments such as automobile manufacturers, but it is a very new application in training and enterprise support. At the same time, it has been successful as a consumer entertainment device.
When consumer oriented VR hardware tries to enter the enterprise market without the support of enterprise management function, and consumer based video and game developers set foot in the training industry, the market becomes chaotic. There are huge pitfalls in both. Successful deployment of enterprise solutions for training performance support requires equipment designed for enterprise use and management, as well as developers with rich experience in training development. This is a successful formula.
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