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Apple Vision Pro weight – how heavy is it?

Will Apple's new VR headset weigh you down?
Last Updated on February 1, 2024
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The Apple Vision Pro, Apple’s first AR-VR headset, has generated a great deal of excitement and curiosity among the tech crowd, and it’s really not long now till people start getting their hands on one. With the embargo finally lifted, Apple Vision Pro reviews have started rolling out, and the headset’s sleek frame and high-quality design were some of its standout features. However, while it might look futuristic, heaviness is always a concern when it comes to VR devices: so what’s the weight of the Apple Vision Pro?

As the release date approaches, one question that many potential buyers have is about the weight of the device. This article will explore the weight specs of the Apple Vision Pro and discuss how comfy it is to actually wear.

How heavy is the Apple Vision Pro?

According to Apple, the Vision Pro weighs about 21.2–22.9 ounces (600–650 g), with the weight of the device varying depending on the Light Seal and head band configuration you’ve got set up. So, there will be minute differences in weight if you’re using the Dual Loop Band or the Solo Knit Band. Alongside this, you have to take into account the separate external battery pack, which in itself weighs 353g – however, you should be able to slip this into your pocket, so it shouldn’t be too cumbersome.

Compared to rival headsets, such as the Meta Quest Pro and Valve Index which weigh 722 g and 809g, the Vision Pro is still on the lighter side, with its materials such as the custom aluminum alloy frame helping with that. However, the difference is with the weight distribution, as unlike Meta, Apple has chosen to place all of the headset’s weight on the front – and 600 grams is a heavy load to be supported by just the forehead and nose. So, while spatial computing might come in an attractive package, for now, it’s still on the heavy side and can’t be used for long periods of time.

How comfortable is the Apple Vision Pro?

Comfort is a crucial factor when it comes to VR headsets, as users may wear them for extended periods. Early reviewers have generally found the Apple Vision Pro to be comfortable for at least half an hour or so of use, at least according to Tom’s Guide. While some have mentioned that the headset feels a bit heavy on the head, it’s not considered uncomfortable on the whole. Surprisingly, its array of five sensors, twelve cameras, and six microphones doesn’t weigh the device down at all.

Notably, Apple has showcased the Vision Pro with a single strap in its marketing materials, but there is an additional strap that goes over the head. The extra strap helps distribute the weight of the headset more evenly and ensures a snug fit, and is luckily included in the $3,499 price tag alongside an extra Light Seal cushion, polishing cloth, and USB-C power cable.

Apple has also designed the Vision Pro with comfort in mind. The headband, which is included with the headset, provides cushioning, breathability, and stretch. It comes in multiple sizes and styles, allowing users to find the perfect fit. Additionally, a digital crown dial on the right side of the headset enables users to adjust the headband for a precise and comfortable fit. There’s also the fact that before you order, you have to use FaceID through the App Store to conduct an extensive face scan to grab your exact measurements for your Vision Pro.

Another aspect of comfort is the face cushion. Apple has created a modular system called Light Seal, which allows users to customize the fit of the headset according to their facial features. Of course, visual comfort is also taken into account, with prescription lenses called Zeiss Optical Inserts available for glasses wearers at the extra cost of $149.

Is the Apple Vision Pro wireless?

No, unfortunately, the Apple Vision Pro is not a wireless headset. However, it is a standalone device, meaning it doesn’t require a connected computer like a Mac or an iPhone to function. While a wire connects the headset to its battery pack, the battery pack can also be connected to a power source through a USB-C cable.


Compared to other VR headsets on the market, the Apple Vision Pro falls on the lighter end of the spectrum. Reviewers have generally found the headset comfortable to wear, although some naturally have noted its weight, which falls heavily on the front of the device. Despite this, Apple has of course taken measures to ensure comfort, such as the additional strap and adjustable headband. With its innovative design and emphasis on user comfort, the Apple Vision Pro aims to provide an enjoyable and immersive AR-VR and spatial audio experience, and gives us a glimpse into the future mixed reality.

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