Varjo XR-3 review: the helmet that revolutionizes Mixed Reality


VARJO hits hard again!


It’s certainly one of the most anticipated releases of this year: the new XR-3 mixed reality headset from the Finns of Varjo.

Our experts have had the opportunity to test it for you for several weeks and share their professional opinions with you here. Better yet: they invite you to test it exclusively next June! Please note: places are limited and registration is compulsory.


Varjo XR-3 heaset

“It’s simple, this helmet is the definition of XR par excellence, no compromise” are the first words our expert reveals when he talks about the new Varjo heaset.



Varjo XR-3: What’s new compared to the XR-1?


The XR-3 from VARJO offers us the features of the XR-1 in addition to performance, but much more with in particular:

  • Better resolution: Varjo now speaks of “Full Frame Bionic Display”.
  • A larger FOV (visual field): it goes from 87 to 115 degrees.
  • High-performance eye tracking: it goes from 100 Hz to 200 Hz.
  • Hand tracking added: taken from the VR-2 model, hand tracking operates a revolution for more diversified uses thanks to the 5th generation Ultraleap Gemini system.
  • A lighter heaset: it weighs only 594 g + the headband (instead of 07kg without the counterweight)

See the detailed product sheet on our Cornershop.



What strengths has the Varjo XR-3 inherited from its predecessor, the XR-1?


The Varjo XR-3 headset has taken a leap forward in terms of its improved performance, but it must be recognized that the XR-1 was already very advanced compared to these competitors with in particular:

  • Very low latency
  • Colorimetric calibration for exceptional images
  • Compatible with Steam VR and many others
  • The XR-3 of course still benefits from these advantages.



Why is the Varjo XR-3 so revolutionary?


The new mixed reality headset offered by VARJO also allows us to free ourselves from Base Stations, thus allowing a greater field of action. Indeed, for certain use cases, this novelty can bring a new autonomy.

And it doesn’t stop there, the revolution continues by making connections easier too. No more USB Thunderbolt and way for an easier configuration with 2 DisplayPort and 2 USB-A 3.0.

The XR-3 takes full advantage of the latest NVIDIA RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics card architectures and quad cards to give you optimal performance.

This is why Marc Audonnet, Immersion expert, tells us: “We often have marketing languages on this type of product, but this time,” Wow they did! Is a good summary! “



Want to test the Varjo XR-3?


Immersion, thanks to its history as an integrator and its privileged relationship with Varjo, is an adviser to bring you a unique solution. This is why we will be offering a version of our VRUniiit with the VARJO XR-3. New to VRUniiit? It’s a flightcase that includes everything for your successful Virtual Reality experience: professional PC, VR headset, monitor screen, motion tracking system, high-end graphics card and interaction peripherals (controllers).

So, you have an all-in-one, tailor-made VR solution. All you have to do is plug it in to use it!

To find out more, do not hesitate to visit the product sheet available in our Cornershop.


Invitation workshop Shadow XR-3


Now that our experts have revealed their opinion on this technological nugget, you certainly want to test it, right? What’s more normal ! In virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality, nothing replaces a test in real conditions to realize for yourself the potential of the technology.

This is why Immersion has decided to organize with the Antilogy / Le Pavillon teams a private workshop at RaiseLab, Place de la République in Paris on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 June 2021 to allow you to live the experience. of the Varjo XR-3 helmet. This event will also allow you to discuss your specific professional needs with our experts.

Please note: number of places limited, time slot to be reserved andregistration essential. For the health of all, compulsory barrier gestures. Contact us.

See below our expert for an unboxing of the Varjo XR-3 headset:

To learn more about Mixed Reality and Remote Assistance, download the free white paper written by our expert on the subject: it’s here.