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The Meta Quest Pro is the Next Step in your Quest to Explore, Create and Conquer

Over the last year, we’ve received a few details about Project Cambria, Meta’s new all-in-one VR headset that represents a major leap forward for VR hardware. On October 11th, Meta finally showed us what they’ve been working on. Say hello to Meta Quest Pro!

Meta Quest Pro is the first entry in their new high-end line of devices, and it’s packed with innovative features like high-res sensors for robust mixed reality experiences, crisp LCD displays for sharp visuals, a completely new and sleeker design, plus eye tracking, and Natural Facial Expressions to help your avatar reflect you more naturally in VR.

Meta Quest Pro has been available for purchase since October 25 for $1,499.99 USD, including the headset, Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers, stylus tips, partial light blockers, and a charging dock.

VR is all about visuals, and Meta Quest Pro features several big improvements over Meta Quest 2. Meta Quest Pro’s entirely new optical stack replaces the Fresnel lenses in Meta Quest 2 with thin pancake optics that fold light several times over, reducing the depth of the optical module by 40% while providing clear and sharp visuals. The two LCD displays use local dimming and quantum dot technology to provide richer and more vivid colors. Meta’s custom local dimming tech, powered by specialized backlight hardware and accompanying software algorithms, can control more than 500 individual LED blocks independently, giving the displays 75% more contrast.

Meta Quest Pro has an all-new sensor architecture with high-res outward-facing cameras that capture 4X the pixels as Meta Quest 2’s external cameras, unlocking a high-definition, full-color mixed reality experience. With Meta Quest Pro, you can view your physical environment in full color. This helps developers create more robust mixed reality experiences using Meta’s Presence Platform suite of tools. Meta Quest Pro features a stereoscopic mixed reality Passthrough, which combines multiple sensor views to create a natural view of the world in 3D. Compared to monoscopic passthrough solutions, this results in higher quality and more comfortable experience with better depth perception and fewer visual distortions for both close-up and room-scale mixed reality scenarios.

Thanks to its pancake lenses and the curved-cell battery that sits at the back of the headset, Meta Quest Pro is the slimmest and most balanced VR device we’ve ever made. It feels great when you put it on, letting you easily focus on next-level VR experiences instead of the headset fit. Meta Quest Pro features a continuous lens spacing adjustment mechanism, accommodating inter-pupillary distances (IPDs). The headset lets you adjust the lens distance from your eyes with a new eye relief dial to optimize fit, face tracking, and viewing experience. This enables a more diverse range of people to fine-tune the headset to their liking.

Meta Quest Pro is designed with an open periphery, letting you use your peripheral vision to stay present in your environment while you multitask between the real and virtual worlds. If you want to be more immersed while using Meta Quest Pro, you can snap on the magnetic partial light blockers that are included in the box. For a more traditional VR experience, you also have the option to purchase full light blocker attachments when they release later this year.

The new Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers come with a major new feature: Three built-in sensors in each controller track their position in 3D space independent of the headset, giving you a full 360-degree range of motion. This ensures stable tracking across all of your VR apps.

The controllers have been re-engineered to be more ergonomic and balanced, making them feel like natural extensions of your hands. They also come with upgraded haptics using Meta’s new TruTouch Haptics system to provide a wider and more precise range of feedback, as well as rechargeable batteries. With the charging dock and 45W USB-C power adapter that are included when you buy Meta Quest Pro, you can keep both your headset and controllers charged and ready to go.

But you don’t have to own a Meta Quest Pro to take advantage of these killer new controllers, because Touch Pro controllers can also be used with Meta Quest 2. You can purchase a standalone pair for $299.99 USD starting later this year.

Whether you’re working in a virtual office in Meta Horizon Workrooms or hanging out with friends and family you can’t otherwise see in person, it’s important to have avatars that not only look like you but can move and express themselves like you would in real life. With eye tracking and Natural Facial Expressions, Meta Quest Pro brings us a step closer to showing your authentic self in the metaverse. You’ll be able to make lasting memories in multiplayer apps like Wooorld, which makes it possible to take virtual trips across the globe, exploring 3D maps and 360° images with friends and family.

Meta Quest Pro’s new social presence features are built with privacy in mind. Both eye tracking and Natural Facial Expressions are off by default. If you choose to turn them on, images of your eyes and face stay on the headset, are deleted after processing and are never shared with Meta or third-party apps. Social experiences on Meta Quest Pro will only get better over time as more developers build apps that support these features with Presence Platform’s Movement SDK, which Meta also launched on October 11th.

In addition to the new headset and controllers, you can go for a variety of related accessories that can boost your Meta Quest Pro experience.

  • Meta Quest Pro Compact Charging Dock ($79.99 USD, out October 25): This two-in-one dock charges your Touch Pro controllers and any Meta Quest headset with a USB-C connection. A 45W USB-C power adapter is included.
  •  Meta Quest Pro Full Light Blocker ($49.99 USD, out November 22): A full light-blocking facial interface that easily attaches to Meta Quest Pro for a more immersive experience.
  • Meta Quest Pro VR Earphones ($49.99 USD, out October 25): Tune out background noise and step into a high-fidelity audio experience with a customized fit. Works with the light-blocking accessories in place. Separate right and left earphones can connect to either side of the headset, which helps prevent cables from crossing over one another in your field of view.
  • Meta Quest Pro Carry Case from Incase ($119.95 USD, out October 25): A custom-fit inner shell with interior pockets securely stores your Meta Quest Pro and accessories. A lightweight outer shell provides on-the-go protection.

What Does Meta Quest Pro Mean For Meta Quest 2?

Meta Quest 2 isn’t going anywhere! The Meta Quest line of devices will continue to exist alongside Meta Quest Pro as an accessible entry point for VR, and there’s a ton of content and updates still planned for Meta Quest 2. Meta Quest Pro is also backward compatible with the Meta Quest 2 catalog, which means you can enjoy a vast array of immersive games and entertainment experiences on Day One. Moving forward, some apps will have certain features like Natural Face Expressions that are only compatible with the new headset.

Meta Quest Pro is a multifunctional VR and MR device designed to help you do your best work and make meaningful connections with the people you care about the most—all while providing a glimpse of what future AR devices might be capable of. It will only improve over time as Meta invests in new software features and content and developers build the possibilities into reality with new experiences powered by the Presence Platform.

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