Pico 4 ships on October 18 in Europe, Japan and South Korea – starting at €429.
Pico isn’t a newcomer to VR – it’s She unveiled her first headphone in 2016. last year was Got it byteDance, the Chinese tech giant behind TikTok. Beko has always sold to Chinese consumers, but has focused only on companies elsewhere. That changed earlier this year with the launch of the Pico Neo 3 Link for European consumers.
Pico Neo 3’s consumer launch has been described as a “beta program”, and the company has teased a successor offer 35% discount on any new headphone released within 12 months. This successor is Pico 4. His name and some features has leaked The past two months, the fully yesterday. But now it’s officially announced and we’ve done it Practical impressions here.
Specifications and Features
The Pico 4 is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor used in the Pico Neo 3, Meta Quest 2, Vive Focus 3 and other latest standalone speakers. But it does offer a host of significant improvements over its predecessor and most other standalone headphones: a slimmer and lighter design, higher resolution, a wider field of view, color crossover, precise motorized lens separation, and controllers with improved ergonomics.
The lightest and lightest design is achieved through the use of Pankick lenses, which support smaller panels with a shorter lens gap. As with the Neo 3, the battery is on the back of the strap. While Meta Quest 2 with Fresnel lenses and battery up front weighs 470g without straps, and the Pico 4 without straps is about 40% lighter at 295g.
Although enabling a more compact design, the new lenses have a wider field of view: Pico claims 105° horizontally. That’s up 98 degrees horizontally from the Pico Neo 3 Link, which was similar to the Quest 2. And while the Neo 3 and Quest 2 only offer three preset lens spacings, the Pico 4’s lenses are non-gradient and motorized, which supports distances between Pupillary (IPD) 62 ～ 72 mm. You set your IPD inside VR, and the lenses move to match.
The LCD screen resolution has been increased from 1832 x 1920 per eye up to 2160×2160 per eye. analysis in the wider field of view, this equates to a 10% increase in angular resolution (Assuming a similar panel is used). While the Pico Neo 3 has a beta refresh rate of 120Hz, the current maximum refresh rate of the Pico 4 is 90Hz.
In addition to four fisheye-tracking cameras in gray at the front corners, the Pico 4 adds a central 5K RGB camera for color transit. Pico has yet to announce the Mixed Reality SDK.
The consoles have been redesigned. Instead of placing infrared LEDs in a ring in front of your hand like the Pico Neo 3 or Quest 2, Pico 4 controllers put them in an arc over your hands. Beko points out that this means your hands can get close to each other without hitting the consoles together, to do actions like aiming a gun or pouring water into a glass.
Pico claims that the headset’s battery will last for about 3 hours, and it supports
Beko fitness group
Pico Fitness Band is a wearable trackerIt is able to track your body’s movements and can detect actions such as shaking, tilting and kicking.
Pico claims that it can also predict the position of your entire body using a machine learning algorithm. This is an important claim, and we’ll test it out as soon as we can get our hands on this device.
Just Dance VR Exclusive
Pico has announced a bunch of current games coming to Pico – Join the The current library you launched with the Pico Neo 3 Link. These include TWalking Dead: Saints and Sinners Chapter 2: Retribution, Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom, Ruins Magus, Green Hell, Ultimechs, Puzzling Places, and more.
But the company now has its own exclusive specialty, too: Just Dance VR. It launches in 2023 through an exclusive partnership with Ubisoft, so it won’t be available on Quest 2 or PSVR 2.
A version with eye-tracking and face-tracking sensors will be launched for Chinese consumers as the Pico 4 Pro. Pico told us it won’t be launched for consumers outside of China, but will be available to businesses in Europe as the Pico 4 Enterprise.
In addition to standard use cases such as enabling eye contact in social experiences, eye tracking sensors can detect your IPD. Combined with a motorized lens movement, this means that the IPD adjustment is fully automatic.
Pricing and exact launch date for the Pico 4 Enterprise have yet to be announced.
Pre-orders for the Pico 4 will open on September 23 for Neo 3 Link owners and in October for anyone else. Beko says it plans to launch in Singapore and Malaysia later this year.
The company hasn’t mentioned any plans to launch it in North America, though In June it Post a job listing Responsible for sales and marketing of Pico’s general product in the US consumer market.