New Meta Quest 3

The virtual reality presented by Mark Zuckerberg is here to stay and this is what he wanted to let us know since they presented the Quest 1.

30 / October / 2023

Last October 10 Meta presented the new Meta Quest 3 that represent a great graphic advance for the range of products offered to date. The great novelty of these glasses is the mixed reality being able to turn your whole house into whatever you want according to Meta's official website with a completely new redesign from start to finish. 

 

Comparison Meta Quest 3 Vs. Meta Quest 2

  • The MQ3 has a larger RAM capacity of 8GB compared to the 6GB of the MQ2. This translates into more power.

• The MQ3 incorporates a higher resolution per pixel and adds Infinite Display Technology 4K+ unlike the MQ2. Image quality is superior.

• The new MQ3 displays are Pancake, which means that we will have greater image sharpness and clarity. This is not all, this device will help to mitigate visual fatigue compared to previous generations.

• As for mixed reality in the MQ2 we could see the space with deformities without color. However, the MQ3 will make it possible for the passthrough to be in color so we will be able to view the space with almost no errors. Continuing this thread, we have a new depth sensor and a wider field of view that will allow us to enjoy a perfect fitness session with eXRciser, as it helps to improve the tracking avoiding losing information of our movements.

• The controls will no longer have rings and have a haptic vibration technology, this is a big change from previous generations.

• We have an increase in storage capacity up to 512GB although this means an increase in its base price.

 

We put this new device to the test in eXRciser

Álvaro Campo, CPO of eXRciser, has already been able to test the Quest 3. 

First of all, he points out that his perspective is based on the direct transition from the Oculus Quest 2 to the Oculus Quest 3, without scaling up to the Oculus Quest Pro. This point is relevant, as one of the most notable aspects of the new device is undeniably the "PassThrough" functionality (if the user is coming from the Quest Pro, this feature may not be as impactful).

The difference compared to its predecessors is striking. Although it still cannot be considered a perfect feature, it has been transformed into a "usable" functionality. That is, we can integrate it as a functional component in our applications if the nature of our experience requires it. It is worth mentioning that there are certain drawbacks, such as the presence of visual anomalies and sporadic deformations, but overall, it provides a considerably satisfactory mixed reality experience. To illustrate this point, it has even been able to use the computer and consult the mobile (albeit with certain restrictions) using the PassThrough function.

Considerable progress can also be seen in the adoption of pancake lenses. This modification not only contributes to a slimmer design, but also significantly improves image quality, eliminating the challenging distortion effects that used to manifest themselves in pure white areas.

In terms of screen definition, there has been a noticeable improvement, although perhaps not the most impressive feature. However, we can now read small text comfortably, which represents considerable progress.

Regarding the performance of the new processor, we have not yet had the opportunity to evaluate its performance in high-demand applications. However, in tests to date, the device has demonstrated exceptionally smooth operation. 

Additionally, the glasses incorporate a depth sensor that allows scans of the environment to be performed. The equation becomes clear: a 3D environment coupled with the "PassThrough" function results in powerful mixed reality applications.

In short, this product presents itself as a complete solution that competes in terms of functionality with its higher-end counterpart, the Oculus Quest Pro, and does so at a fraction of the cost.