Announced on October 20 at a price of around 900 euros, the PICO 4 Pro is only sold to Chinese companies. It will therefore not be possible, both for local individuals and for Westerners, to easily get their hands on the helmet.
PICO therefore wishes, contrary to Metaleaving no ambiguity about the objective of his latest helmet: to target only the professional world. It will therefore be a disappointment for all those who at the time wanted to obtain the Meta Quest Probut ran off seeing the price and eventually wanted to take the PICO 4 Pro if the latter became more affordable. But here is something that should reassure them, the PICO 4 Enterprise (the same headphones, but with 256 GB of storage compared to 512 GB for the PICO 4 Pro) is available in Europe on sale. Before cracking, know that you will not be able, unlike the Meta Quest Pro, to have the Store to play your favorite apps or games.
In terms of features, we are not far from what offers Meta with eye and face tracking. On the other hand, we will not have access to the new chip XR2 who equips the Meta Quest Prowe will have to settle for the same chip available on the Meta Quest 2 and the PICO 4the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 1. For RAM, we are at 8 GB against the 12 GB in the Meta Quest Pro. camera question, the PICO 4 Enterprise has half as many cameras as its direct competitor and should, without a convincing software update, be much less efficient than the latest Meta. On the autonomy side, the two professional helmets of PICO will have 2 hours 30 to 3 hours of autonomyagainst the meager 1 to 2 hours of the Meta Quest Pro. Controller tracking (like screen definition) will be similar to PICO 4unlike Meta who decided to implement cameras and processors there for ultra-precise monitoring. Finally, I’IPD (interpupillary distance) will be automatic, eye tracking requiresit’s the helmet that will calculate and adjust the distance between your pupils to offer you the best experience.
In conclusion, here we have a helmet that does things less well than Metabut at an affordable price and with a much more decent battery life. It is true that the inability to play games and applications will undoubtedly be a demotivating factor in its acquisition.
On the other hand, if the PICO 4 catches your eye, and you are patient given the break, you can order the 256 GB (499 €) or 128 GB (429 €) models on Amazon. You’re more of the team Meta Quest 2 ? Know that you can always afford it at the Fnac, Darty or Amazon for €449.99.