Bridge VR headset Release Date, News & Updates: Positional Tracking Makes it the Most Advanced Phone-Based Headset? Better than Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Daydream View

By Ruffy , Updated Dec 13, 2016 08:09 AM EST

A new VR headset by Occipital has been introduced to the public recently and it is called the Bridge. The upcoming headset may be the first to make the iPhone smartphones compatible with VR. Moreover, Bridge is unlike any other headset for phones since it offers a unique feature called positional tracking.

According to reports, The company behind the Bridge VR headset is the one responsible for creating the Occipital Structure Sensor. The sensor was actually utilized for Apple products and it had the capability to scan items and measure distances instantly. This is also one of the reasons why the Bridge is unique since it is equipped with the Structure Sensor.

With the Structure Sensor contained with the Bridge VR headset, the device allows it to have the positional tracking feature. This indicates that the headset is safer compared to the others since the users of the device will not bump into objects or walls due to the positional tracking. Moreover, the Structure Sensor can actually detect the surrounding of the users. This leads to producing a virtual map based on the environment around the person. In terms of distance, Bridge can sense objects from a foot and a half to 11 feet.

Furthermore, the Bridge VR headset will not drain the battery from the iPhone since it also carries its own set of batteries that can last at a span of three to four hours. The headset will feature a virtual robot named Bridget which will assist users with getting the hang of the device. Bridget has the capability to play with the user and it also allows people to create portals around them thus maximizing the imagination of a person.

The reason why the Bridge VR headset is set from other VR devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Daydream View is due to the positional tracking. The headset may also be used for different purposes and it is up for the users to discover them. Bridge VR is slated to be released in March 2017 with the price of $400, but the $500 Explorer Edition will already be distributed to the public this month.

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