Most owners of the original HTC Vive, the main drawback was the weight of the headset. They note that the device weighing 550 grams with prolonged use causing discomfort. According to information from the resource Road 2 VR, the manufacturer has listened to the wishes of users. The developers have promised that the new headset, unlike the original, will be more convenient and is almost equal in the weight category with the Oculus Rift.
Experts say that a weight reduction of 15% (468 grams) can be considered as a serious improvement, although the weight of the device cannot be considered an absolute indicator. In the example given is Sony’s PlayStation VR headset, which at its 610 grams remained and was recognized as one of the best inventions of 2016. Meanwhile, the version of the Oculus Rift DK2 weighed less than the Oculus Rift CV1, nevertheless, the latest featured improved fastening design. According to experts, watchband with built-in headphones Vive Deluxe Audio Strap will slightly affect the overall weight of the device, but the relief device 15% will be noticeable.