Features, specifications, hardware requirements and more

HTC VIVE XR Elite: Features, Specifications, Hardware Requirements & More

HTC introduced the latest extreme reality headset HTC VIVE XR Elite which is announced by CES 2023 worth 1099 US dollars. This headset features a pair of adjustable immersive lenses through which users can experience greater interactivity between the real and virtual view of their real environment.

HTC VIVE XR Elite Features and Specifications

The HTC VIVE XR elite is a versatile device that can be connected to a PC and play PCVR games with a VIVE port as well as streaming. It's a lightweight device that weighs 625g, with a lightweight, quickly rechargeable 26.6Wh battery (charged via USB-C) and a battery life of 15 hours. The battery is removable and hot-swappable.

The device has built-in diopters to adjust the lens and optimize focus, allowing users to use the headset without glasses.

The device features a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ a refresh rate of 90Hz. Additionally, for echo cancellation, built-in speakers are designed with dual built-in microphones.

Other features of this device are sensors, inputs and storage. It has different sensors such as 4x tracking cameras, 16 MP RGB camera, depth sensor, G-sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor and controller sensors e.g. Hall effect sensors on buttons trigger and grip, capacitive sensors on the trigger, a joystick and a thumb rest area. Various inputs of this device, such as ergonomic grip button, analog trigger button, System/Menu buttons, AB/XY buttons and joystick. The storage and memory of this headset are 120 GB and 12 GB respectively. It also has Bluetooth 5.2 + BLE and Wi-Fi 6 + 6E connectivity.

Minimum configuration to operate the HTC VIVE XR Elite

The processor of your device could be Core i5-340T 3.3 GHz, coupled with a compatible graphics card such as GeForce GTX 780, Radeon HD 6990, and the RAM of the device is between 4 GB and 6 GB. Additionally, Windows 7 64-bit operating system is required to access the HTC VIVE XR elite.

Make sure your graphics processing units can run DirectX 11.00 otherwise the HTC VIVE headset is not connected to your device.

The types of games and applications that are available for the HTC VIVE XR Elite

The HTC VIVE XR elite is available for many survival, action and adventure games for users. The list of different games that are available with the HTC XR is disclosed by Wikipedia.

Comparing the HTC VIVE XR Elite to another Meta Quest Pro virtual reality headset

The HTC VIVE XR Elite's competitor is the Meta Quest Pro; the weight of the Meta device is 722g, which is more than the XR Elite. However, the HTC VIVE XR Elite is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor and the Meta Quest Pro has a slightly better processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2+. The VIVE

The Meta Quest Pro's storage and RAM win out by a small margin. The HTC headset has a storage capacity of 128 GB and 12 GB of RAM, while the Quest Pro has 256 GB of storage and 12 GB of RAM. The HTC VIVE XR Elite device is more comfortable than the Meta Quest Pro .

How to change the display settings of the HTC VIVE XR Elite headset?

Display settings are set automatically based on the capabilities of your graphics card. These settings prioritize a higher resolution by default. However, you can manually change the display settings according to your needs.

  • Open the VIVE Console application from your computer.
  • Then select the display settings by following the Settings option.
  • Click the Auto On/Off box to enable/disable automatic settings.
  • These steps are given for information purposes only, and are used to define the display parameters of the VIVE PRO 2 available on the official website. For now, HTC VIVE Elite XR settings are not disclosed by VIVE support.

    HTC VIVE XR Elite Customer Reviews and Ratings

    HTC VIVE still given by customers.

    As the CNET channel posted a video on YouTube regarding this device where they described the features, and design to their followers. In the comments section, we can read that people are extremely excited about this XR device.

    Frequently Asked Questions :

    What are the minimum requirements to use the HTC VIVE XR Elite?

    The list of minimum system requirements is as follows:

    • Equivalent Intel Core i5-4590/AMD FX 8350 processor / best Intel Core i5-4590/AMD FX 8350
    • Graphics processing units like NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent or better NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290
    • Memory 4 GB RAM or more than 4 GB RAM
    • Video output HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
    • USB port 1x USB 2.0 or newer
    • Operating system Windows 7 SP1, or Windows 8.1 or higher, or Windows 10

    Is the HTC VIVE XR Elite comfortable to wear for long periods of time?

    The HTC VIVE the lens and the battery. So the user can wear this device for many hours.

    How to configure and calibrate the HTC VIVE XR Elite?

    All information regarding the steps to configure HTC VIVE XR Elite will be updated soon. Official information is still available on its official website.

    Are there any special maintenance or cleaning requirements for HTC VIVE XR Elite?

    The activity space must be clean and your HTC VIVE XR elite system must be used indoors. Always clear your activity space of any objects before putting on your helmet. Make sure you are comfortable in the space, you can punch with your arms outstretched, and also check the ceiling for hazards, for example fans and light fixtures.

    • As with other gaming and multimedia products, your HTC VIVE XR elite headset is sensitive electronic equipment. Therefore, you should clean your headset properly, store it safely, and keep it away from places that could damage your device.
    • Keep your device out of direct sunlight and keep it away from sharp objects, heat sources or liquids.
    • Keep charging points dry and clean, and free of debris, including the charging port and contacts, headphone jack, cables and docks. Check all charging points regularly to ensure that they do not show any signs of corrosion or damage.
    • The front cover glass and lenses should only be cleaned with a dry microfiber cloth. If you use liquids, including cleaners or soaps, you may permanently damage the front cover glass and lenses.
    • Non-abrasive antibacterial wipes and alcohol-free wipes can be used to clean the body of your helmet, except the front body and lenses.
    • Do not leave your headset near pets and children.

    How can users stay up to date with the latest updates and news about HTC VIVE XR Elite?

    The official VIVE website is a good source to stay updated on this device. Moreover, once the device is delivered to the users, we will keep you updated about the reviews and how you will get technical support regarding this headset.

    Are there any additional accessories available in the HTC VIVE XR Elite box?

    HTC VIVE XR elite box includes VIVE Type-C, Type-A to Type-C cable x 2, lens, protection card, documentation (QSG / Safety Guide / Warranty Card).