Product Comparison: HTC VIVE vs Oculus Rift + Touch

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General Specifications
Rift + Touch
About the Product
Create an immersive experience with this HTC Vive virtual reality system. The VR headset with 110-degree field of view and front-facing camera provides an enhanced visual experience through a mix of virtual and actual surroundings. This HTC Vive virtual reality system includes two base stations and two wireless controllers for a complete game-ready setup.
Rift is unlike anything you've ever experienced. Whether you're stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you'll feel like you're really there.
Key Specs
Movement Tracking
Control Type
360-degree controllers and headset tracking
Motion Controllers
SteamVR Tracking, G-sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity
Proximity Sensor
What customers say about "Key Specs"
HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System
  • The tracking is excellent for the HMD and the wands.
  • The tracking speed of the controllers is also quite good. I did have a few instances where the wands would disappear unexpectedly. However, again, this is no different than my experience with the Oculus Touch controllers
  • Easy to use; The controls are intuitive, the user interface is intuitive, so the HTC Vive is very accessible.
  • Graphics; Surprisingly good graphics. With supersampling, you can increase the quality of the graphics as well.
  • I have had my Vive for a month or so and it has been quite the experience. When it works it is great, when you lose tracking of the headset and/or controllers, not so much.
  • Tracking: I am sure they spent a ton of money on getting this right. And it does work 70% of the time. But when the sensors can't find you, it turns your vision off. You have to stand still and wait while you die in the game, until the sensors pick your position up again.
Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System
  • I give this product 5 stars as long as you buy a 3rd sensor for 360 viewing. Takes gaming to a whole new world.
  • Loads of fun. added a 3rd sensor for 360 and a little bit of room scale to get a better experience.
  • Honestly way over expectations. gave me slight motion sickness after a few hours of gameplay. important to take breaks here!
  • The Rift is great for full immersion VR gaming and you will lose hours in some of the less motion intensive games, but just make sure all of your drivers are up to date from your MB manufacturer.
  • Motion sickness can occur in some kinds of games, in particular the ones that cause the camera to move without you moving. This isn't an issue for 95% of the games I tried.
Size & Weight
7.5 in.
5.1 in.
5 in.
15.4 in.
5 in.
9 in.
19.5 oz.
12.9 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System
  • The headset wasn't heavy at all for me.
  • The Deluxe Audio Strap is a wonderful addition and adds comfort and integrated headphones to the Vive.
  • It's not heavy and It's comfortable for relatively long sessions.
  • The headset is very comfortable and smooth in play. I play for hours and don't have any comfort issues. My wife and son also play and there are no issues switching from user to user
  • Weight-the headmounted piece could be lighter and smaller, while keeping the same features, that would be really nice.
  • A bit bulky and cumbersome with all the cables
Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System
  • So I bought it anyway. It's not the greatest fit with glasses but it is manageable.
  • The head set fits well and is lightweight while still very sturdy.
  • The head set is comfortable. I was concerned at first as I wear glasses but the headset fits over them fine.
  • Other users have the same problem and have even ordered custom fitted prescription lenses to fit inside the device.
  • It doesn't fit very well around my nose and allows a fair amount of light through. I would test out several before choosing one.
Display Type
Field Of View
110 °
110 °
Focus Adjustment Wheel
Interpupillary Distance Adjustment
Grip buttons, Dual-stage trigger, System button, Menu button
L/R Sticks, YXBA buttons, L/R Triggers, L/R Bumpers, Select button, Back button, Touch Surface, Home button
Wireless controllers, Compatible OS, Works with a USB 2.0 or newer port, Free Trial to VIVEPORT Subscription, Powered by SteamVR, Chaperone play area boundaries and front-facing camera, Micro-USB charging port
Intuitive Exploring with Oculus Remote, Integrated VR Audio, A Sensor Designed for VR, Great Games Deserve a Great Controller, Featured VR Games
Adjustable Headband
Integrated Speaker(s)
Integrated Microphone
Power Source
What customers say about "Features"
HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System
  • The display is just about perfect. Some people complain about the resolution, but I don't think there is anything wrong with it. I am sure you could make it more detailed, but for me it is already amazing.
  • The immersion is complete with room scale VR. Nothing can describe how awesome sauce it is to interact with the world around you.
  • Lots of games out for how new the tech is. Granted most of them are "early release" there are some absolutely incredible games to be played.
  • Doesn't take a super beefcake CPU. I have an old i7 3770K and it runs fine with no apparent bottlenecks to the GPU
  • Charger for each controller (I'd think most companies would try to get away with just one for two controllers so way to go HTC)
  • Sweat; After a length of time, and lots of movement, you can start to sweat on the VR device. Make sure to wash with alcohol in-between use.
  • The headphones that come with the HTC Vive fall out a lot. I bought myself my own pair of over-the-ear headphones to use with my HTC Vive.
  • Internal controller batteries (once they're dead, check warranty, go to ifixit or toss them)
  • Play space has a minimum size but its not listed in the box
Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System
  • The headphones aren't the best but they are very immersive with surround sound. keep in mind you will need adequate space for oculus. not a perfect buy but it is still worth every dollar.
  • Awesome VR headset with controllers. Games are awesome with best VR graphics.
  • Controllers put HTC Vive to shame. Headset is suitable for sizable glasses.
  • The Oculus Rift and the Touch controllers are amazing!
  • It was a challenge getting the sound from my laptop out to an external speaker butwas able to do so by buying a separate device and did some tweaking in the oculus software.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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