Industrial VR’s New Entrant: Assessing the Varjo VR-1 HMD

Ben Delaney, Chief Analyst Ben Delaney, Chief Analyst Client-Only, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insights, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

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Since its founding in 2016, Varjo, the VR headset startup based in Helsinki, Finland, has raised $46M in venture capital to start production of its VR-1 headset. Varjo says the VR-1 is the world’s first human eye-resolution virtual reality device.

Last week, I was given the opportunity to demo and evaluate the VR-1, as well as meet with Varjo’s executive team. The following is my assessment of the device from a technical and market positioning perspective.


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