Description of Terminology

Terminology Description

Terminology Description

Terminology Description


In the following is a brief description of terminology used with VR headsets. These terms and expressions will also be used in places like the comparisons table located under VR headsets, among others.

 

Buy  VR Guide score from 1-5 (the higher, the better)

The Buy VR Guide establishes the combined score by combining various reviews with the tests we have performed ourselves of the particular HMD (Head Mounted Display). All the technical specifications combine to contribute to forming the foundation for a great experience, but they don’t tell the whole truth about what it’s like to use a given VR headset. Therefore, we have defined the ‘Buy VR Guide Score’, which tells you how good an experience this VR Headset will give you according to the Buy VR Guide.

 

The quality score from 1-5 (the higher, the better)

The quality score tells you how good/bad the quality of the VR headset is.

 

Field of View

Field of View describes the range of vision in degrees. A person’s horizontal range of vision (how far we can see to the sides) is 180 degrees. When a VR Headset’s range of vision is less than 180 degrees, it means that you can vaguely see a dark edge out of the corner of your eye. This is comparable to looking through a pair of diver’s or ski goggles, where your range of vision is also slightly limited.

 

Resolution

This refers to screen resolution. It is important for this to be high, since you would otherwise experience something called the ‘Screen Door Effect’. This effect means that you can make out the individual pixels (the points that combine to form the screen). You can compare this to going very close to your TV. In principle, this is exactly what you do with a VR Headset, making it important that the resolution is so high that you cannot distinguish the individual pixels from each other.

 

Screen technology

The technology on which the screen is built. The best screens on the market today are OLED screens.

 

Refresh rate

This is the number of times an image is shown on the screen per second. It has been found that the best VR experience occurs with a refresh rate of 90 Hz or higher.

 

Positional tracking

Positional tracking is a function that enables positioning of the VR headset. It means that the headset can track, whether your head is moving back/forward or to the sides. The result is a significantly more realistic experience.

 

Release

When a given VR Headset is released.

 

Price

The price includes VAT.

 

Link to buy

Click the button ‘Buy now’ to arrive directly on a page, where you can buy a VR Headset. If the link is not active, it is because the VR headset in question is not yet for sale.