Apple reveals Vision Pro's weight for the first time: here's how it compares

For the first time, Apple has revealed how much the Vision Pro weighs. According to the company, the Vision Pro weighs between 21.2 and 22.9 ounces (600 and 650 grams). Apple also confirmed that the Vision Pro's standalone battery weighs 353 grams.

According to Apple, this weight difference is due to the Light Seal and headband design.

Here's how the Vision Pro's weight compares to some other headsets on the market:

Device Weight (ounces) Weight (grams)
Apple Vision Pro 21.2 and 22.9 ounces 600–650 grams
Meta Quest Pro 25.5 ounces 722 grams
Meta Quest 3 18 .2 ounces 515 grams
Meta Quest 2 17.7 ounces 503 grams
Valve index 28.6 ounces 810 grams
PlayStation VR2 19, 7 ounces 560 grams

As you can see, the Vision Pro is definitely heavier than other headsets on the market, with the exception of the Meta Quest Pro. But it's also important to remember that other than the Vavle Index, these other headsets have built-in batteries, while the Vision Pro uses an external battery.

With that in mind, the Vision Pro is actually lighter than other mainstream headsets without a built-in battery.

Here's what I wrote about the weight and comfort of the Vision Pro after my last hands-on experience:

Is the Vision Pro heavy? Yes, sure. It feels heavy in your hands when you pick it up, and it feels heavy when it's attached to your face, at least at first. In my experience, I noticed heaviness early on in the demo, but it gradually went away as I got used to it over the course of the 30-minute demo.

I didn't find myself affected by the weight of the Vision Pro in the same way as others people who experienced the same demo. Maybe it's because I'm used to wearing AirPods Max for several hours every day, or maybe it's because I have a big head. Who's to say?

Apple Vision Pro is available for pre-order today in the US, with the first orders arriving in Apple Stores and to customers on February 2nd.

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