Advantages of Meta Pro and Quest 2 for Corporate Training


Updated November 03, 2022 - Dom Barnard

"Imagine if you could feel truly present with your teammates, no matter where you are. With virtual and mixed reality, you can work together like never before." - Meta

With the Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2) and Meta Quest Pro, there's no need for additional hardware or powerful mobile devices to run the VR experience. The Quest 2 and Quest Pro provide standalone, affordable headsets that can be used in a range of workplace training situations.

Why train with virtual reality?

VR opens up new, exciting possibilities for training employees. Being able to simulate different scenarios from anywhere in the world, such as fire safety training or giving a speech at a conference, allows each learner to practice their skills with no real-world consequences.

Companies can be sure that employees are receiving a standardized, high-quality level of training.

It's hard to practice many soft skills scenarios using traditional methods, and that's the real difference with VR. Without VR, how do employees practice dealing with a fire in the office? Handling a huge number of customers on Black Friday? Delivering a sales pitch to new clients?

What is the Meta Quest 2

Meta Quest 2 is an all-in-one VR headset, allowing you to enter the metaverse and everything it has to offer. It's easy to set up, simple to use, and features super-smooth performance.

Meta Quest 2 headset

What is the Meta Quest Pro

Meta Quest Pro is the most powerful VR headset so far. Discover truly immersive teamwork with increased comfort, high-definition mixed-reality pass-through, and more natural facial expressions.

Meta Quest Pro headset

Summary of features for the Meta headsets

  • Personal viewing - Crystal clear optics and state-of-the-art 3D graphics make your headset feel more like a personal theatre.
  • Viewing with friends - Meet up in the virtual world with other colleagues and learn together
  • Portable and easy to use - Experience portable, all-in-one VR. That means no PC, phone, wires, or hassles.
  • Controllers - Easily navigate around any virtual training scenario with the intuitive hand controllers.
  • Headset casting - Bring colleagues along into VR worlds when you cast directly to a compatible TV or in the Meta mobile app.
  • Built-in audio - Hear in all directions with built-in speakers that deliver cinematic 3D positional audio.

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Quest 2: Design, resolution, and hardware

Meta (Oculus) Quest 2 feels comfortable when you put it on. The soft inner lining feels good on the face and nose, as well as having an airiness to it. It is lighter than the Quest 2, so easier to wear for longer VR sessions.

Built-in speaker

Built into the strap mounts that sit either side of your head, the speakers on the Quest 2 prove remarkably useful. While they're no replacement for a high-quality pair of headphones, they work extremely well. The speakers don't Quest 2 directly into your ears but do provide a real sense of immersion in the virtual world, without the need for a dangling headphone cable.

Hand controller

Meta Quest 2 also includes a 6 DoF controller. The controller is well designed and feels good to hold. Its ergonomic design and responsive controls make it easy to navigate around in the virtual world.

Headset resolution

The 1832x1920 pixels per eye is impressive, sharp enough to almost eliminate the "screen-door" effect earlier headsets suffered from. With 50% more pixels than the original Quest, everything from multiplayer experiences and productivity apps to 360° videos look better than ever. With Quest 2's increased graphics processing power, this new display is capable of supporting 90 Hz.

Battery life

You'll get between 2-3 hours of continual usage out of the Meta Quest 2. This is usually more than enough for any training you might want to do with it, but can become an issue if using one at a trade show or exhibition. The last thing you want is for the Quest 2 to run out of battery mid-demo.

A solution is to bring 2-3 headsets with you and have them on rotation, while the ones in use are being charged.

Meta Quest 2 woman

Virtual Reality. Ready for work.

Working virtually provides powerful new ways to make your business smarter, faster, and more productive.

  • Collaboration: Tired of jostling for space at the whiteboard? Virtual reality unlocks new opportunities for creative brainstorming and faster prototyping. Features such as 3D sketching, real-time rendering and object manipulation help designers and manufacturers deliver breakthrough innovations.
  • Learning: From surgeons practicing new techniques to office workers spending a day in the shoes of their frontline colleagues, virtual reality is being used to create immersive learning experiences that are safer, more engaging, and more cost-effective than in-person training.
  • Productivity: Working in virtual reality gives you more room to focus with fewer distractions. Power through your to-do list with multiple screens and apps running side by side, and customize your environment – or even yourself – so you feel empowered to do your best work.

Accessories and parts

Meta Quest case

Bring it with you or tuck it away. This lightweight case provides sturdy protection, whether you're at home or on the go.

Fitted interface

This kit includes two alternative facial interfaces and light blockers for users with low nose bridges and wider or narrower cheekbones.

Prescription lenses

VirtuClear Lens Inserts are made for Quest 2 for use in your VR device. Your custom prescription lenses are lightweight and come with a high quality no glare coating.

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Case studies

Meta list several case studies on their website, which used the Meta Quest 2 headsets in an enterprise setting.

  • 233% - Improvement in performance seen by Johnson & Johnson when using VR training. Read more.
  • $100 - Nestle Purina's annual savings by training 10 salespeople a month in VR. Read more.
  • 90% - Reduction of in-class training time at Hilton in comparison with traditional methods. Read more.
  • 91% - Learners would like to see more VR training at Vodafone. Read more.

Pricing and where to buy

Where to buy

You can buy the Meta headsets and official accessories directly from the Meta website, or from any of their retail partners:

Pricing

  • The Meta Quest 2 is $400 for the 128GB version.
  • The Meta Quest Pro is $1,500

In summary

The Meta headsets provide a powerful, easy-to-use tool for training employees in VR. Companies can purchase Meta headsets and rent them out to employees, so that they can practice a range of training scenarios in a realistic way.

Here at VirtualSpeech we focus on soft skills training in VR. If you'd like to learn more and how VR can benefit your workforce, contact us.