On September 16th Facebook announced the Oculus Quest2, which will ship just 16 months after the first.
There had been rumors for months, but the actual product far exceeds even the most optimistic prognostications. This is not a garden-variety product update. The screen pixel density is 50% higher, the processing power has doubled, the image resolution has doubled, the weight is 10% less, and the design is more attractive.
The secret behind this stunning price-performance improvement is the new Qualcomm XR2 chip set, which delivers a completely new VR architecture.
The price: $100 less. The base model (64GB) Quest2 that will run VZfit Play, VZfit Explorer, and our new store curated VZfit app exceedingly well sells for just $299.
In his Facebook Connect keynote today Mark Zuckerberg called out fitness is a major application area for the platform beyond gaming and noted a new Quest2 software feature added just for VR Fitness apps. It’s a Fitness Tracker called Oculus Move:
Facebook wants to turn the Quest into a fitness device
Oculus CTO John Carmack extolled the virtues of VR fitness in his live streaming presentation, and admitted the Oculus team's earlier bias against fitness as a viable VR application was misguided; not only is fitness viable for VR, fitness is one of the best applications for the medium.
What does this mean for VirZOOM? This even more compelling VR platform for our apps, and the confirmation that Facebook is committed to fitness, arrive together just in time for the busy Q4 fall and winter indoor fitness season and holidays.
All the best,
Co-Founder & CEO
Quest2 Launch Video:
Shipping October 13 and available for pre-order here: https://www.oculus.com/quest-2/
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