Pico and Meta have taken different approaches to the design of their respective VR headsets but the objective of creating a lightweight and comfortable headset remains the same. Both headsets are designed to be counterbalanced. This means that the weight is distributed evenly, preventing both headsets from falling or slipping when worn.
While the newly released Meta Quest Pro outperforms the Pico 4 in terms of specifications, it remains to be seen exactly how the Meta Quest Pro headset performs in real life. Before you decide whether to go with the Meta Quest Pro or the Pico 4, let's take a quick look at the comparison between the two.
PICO 4 vs Meta Quest Pro
We've compared and contrasted the main differences between the Pico 4 and the Meta Quest Pro to help you determine which to buy and why.
One of the most significant differences between the two VR headsets is their price. The Pico 4 is available in two capacities: 128 GB for €430 and 256 GB for €500. Because of its innovative features, the Meta Quest Pro is marketed as a premium product, with a price of €1800 or $1500.
Pico was the first to place the battery in the back of the head strap. This is similar to the Pico 4 and has always offered its products with excellent weight distribution, making them comfortable to use for extended periods.
In comparison, the Meta Quest Pro appears to have followed the same strategy of locating the battery within the head strap of the headset to improve weight balance.
The major difference between the Meta Quest Pro and Pico 4 controllers is that the Meta Quest Pro controller has 6 infrared tracking cameras installed. In addition, the controllers include a Qualcomm System-on-Chip as well as a 3,200 rechargeable mAH battery.
Both controllers support 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) tracking, with the controllers of Pico 4 having a more ergonomic form and button layout.
The displays of Meta Quest feature 2.48-inch mini-LEDs, a 2160x2160 per eye resolution, as well as a 90 Hz refresh rate. Pico 4, on the other hand, has the same refresh rate and resolution with a 2.56-inch LCD.
The Pico 4 will give you 2 to 3 of play time, while the Meta Quest Pro will give you 1 to 2 hours.