HTC is Launching the Vive Flow, a New Lightweight VR Headset

The headset is available for pre-order at $499

HTC is launching its new lightweight VR headset, the Vive Flow, which has a focus on entertainment and body wellness.

According to the official product page, the Vive Flow has a sunglasses-like design with foldable temples that can comfortably fit in a bag to be taken anywhere at any time. It has a lightweight and comfortable form factor, with the device weighing less than half a pound.

Woman meditating with Vive Flow

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The headset has two displays in each eye that have a combined resolution of 3.2K, a 100-degree field of view with a 75Hz refresh rate, and two stereo speakers for spatial audio support. Other notable specifications include its 64GB storage capacity and inside-out motion tracking.

Users can connect their Android smartphone to the Flow via Bluetooth and use it as a controller as the headset doesn't come with one. However, the Vive Flow is only compatible with phones running Android 9.0 (Pie) or above. The headset also supports Miracast so users can cast phone apps to compatible displays and watch videos that way.

People who buy the Flow get two free months of Viveport Infinity, a large library of compatible apps that include video game and meditation apps like Remind VR.

The Vive Flow doesn't come with an internal battery and must be connected to an external power bank, which also doesn't come with the initial purchase. The power bank must be bought separately.

The Vive Flow is available for pre-order now at $499. All pre-ordered units will include a free carrying case.

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