Apple Vision Pro Weighs Almost as Much as a 12.9-Inch iPad Pro

Apple's Vision Pro headset can weigh almost 23 ounces (650 grams), depending on configuration, the company today confirmed.


Apple says that the Vision Pro specifically weighs between 21.2 and 22.9 ounces (600 and 650 grams) depending on which Light Seal and head band is used on the device. The separate battery weighs 12.5 ounces (353 grams). For reference, this means that an Apple Vision Pro, excluding the battery, weighs almost as much as a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which comes in at 24 ounces (682 grams).

The weight of Apple's headset was unknown until today, but it was widely rumored to be heavy compared to competing devices. This is not necessarily the case, since while the Meta Quest 3 weighs 18.2 ounces (516 grams), the higher-end Meta Quest Pro weighs 25.5 ounces (722 grams) – substantially more than the Vision Pro. However, the Meta Quest Pro has a weighted battery pack at the back of the headset's headband to make it much less front-heavy and ostensibly improve comfort.

Pre-orders of the Vision Pro opened earlier today and the device launches in the United States on Friday, February 2.

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22 weeks ago
One weird trick to replace your bulky gym equipment

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22 weeks ago
MKBHD put ('https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1747367564093624348')it best:
1st try on: "...and also it’s a little heavy"
2nd try on: "And wow this thing is really, heavy, not sure how long I’d be able to wear this"
3rd try on: "Damn this thing is heavy. But wow. So heavy."
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Wizard_of_Woz Avatar
22 weeks ago
I returned my AirPods Max because I didn't find them comfortable for more than an hour or so and they weigh 384.8 grams. I realize these devices are not the same, but they are both devices that add weight on/to your head. Best of luck at 600 and 650 grams everyone.
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hybrid_x Avatar
22 weeks ago
Not surprising at all.

In 15 years, we're going to look back on this much like we look at the original Newton MessagePad compared to a modern iPhone.
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contacos Avatar
22 weeks ago
omg good luck with that. My Quest 3 is 510 g and I just tried watching a 90 minute movie with it and it was hell. Not on my neck or anything but the pressure on your cheeks and the weight on the nose is getting a lot and its not like you can make it any less tight without light leakage
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22 weeks ago
Does this thing need a HANS device?

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