10 Cool Things You Can Do With Your Quest Headset

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10 Cool Things You Can Do With Your Quest Headset
May 6, 2020

The Oculus Quest is the first All-In-One headset that proves your VR experience is only limited by your imagination. Now, learn what it can do.

 

The latest in VR headset technology, the Oculus Quest is the first All-In-One headset that proves your VR experience is only limited by your imagination. Without the need to be plugged into a computer and boasting the latest digital mapping technology, your environment is finally impediment free.

 

With powerful tracking thanks to Oculus Insight, your movements are reflected in VR with no external accessories necessary. While it's mostly used to provide the most immersive VR gaming experience available, it has tons of other applications, from allowing you to explore natural monuments from the comfort of your own home, to attending movie screenings on virtual theaters with your friends. Find out what other awesome things you didn't know you could do with your Oculus Quest below.

 

10/10 WATCH FILMS AND TV

Users who spend a lot of time binge-watching TV and movies will love the Oculus Quest for its ability to interface with all the major streaming services, like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. If users have SlingTV, they can watch all its content on a giant 180 inch display.

 

Users can also watch stored media on their Oculus Quest headset, or stream whatever content they want using the SKYBOX VR app. Attend a screening with friends at one of many virtual theaters and enjoy the same movie together (but apart). All content is viewed on a huge virtual screen!

 

9/10 FACE YOUR FEARS

If users have ever felt anxiety when encountering a spider, going on a job interview, or going to the doctor, they can overcome it by using a number of apps for the Oculus Quest. Fearless VR even uses voice volume, eye contact, speaking pace, and heart rate to help users overcome their fear of public speaking.

 

Face Your Fears 2 allows users to encounter all sorts of creepy crawlers, from spiders and cockroaches, to rats and snakes, and emerge unscathed. It can also help users get over their fear of heights, needles, crowds, enclosed spaces, and many others.

 

8/10 LISTEN TO MUSIC

With the Oculus Quest, there's no better way to connect with your favorite playlist, except this time there's a visual component. With Youtube VR, you can watch your favorite Youtube videos transformed into amazing virtual reality environments.

 

With over one million different VR videos, users can experience their favorite music videos in 360-degree surroundings. If users want to simply kick back and listen to tunes without a lot of movement, they can watch regular Youtube videos in 2D but with the benefit of a big VR screen.

 

7/10 ATTEND LIVE MUSIC AND SPORTS GAMES WITH OTHER USERS

With Virtual Venues VR, users can replicate the fun and excitement of being at a live venue. They can attend live concerts with world renowned DJs  all in the comfort of their own home, with groups of fellow fans from around the world.

 

Oculus Venues puts users in the front row of musical concerts, sporting events, comedy specials, and more. If they don't want to be part of the crowd, they can watch in the privacy of their box seat (without the fee!).

 

6/10 SCULPT AND PAINT

If gaming or social interacting isn't to a user's liking, they can let their creativity soar with Tilt Brush, an upgraded version of an Oculus Go app. Without the hassle of being tethered with any cords, users are free to express themselves in a stunning virtual painting environment.

 

If painting isn't a users' artistic forte, they can try Gravity Sketch, which allows them to sculpt anything they want out of a variety of materials, from stone to metal. Best of all, artists will be able to walk around their 3D paintings and sculptures to admire their handiwork and improve.

 

5/10 BE A VIRTUAL EXPLORER

The Oculus Quest allows users to experience exotic environments from the comfort of their own home, as well as be a part of exciting historical events. Developer Immersive VR Education partnered with Oculus Quest to painstakingly recreate the Apollo 11 mission, complete with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins!

 

Users can also explore remote regions in Antarctica with National Geographic Explore VR, or the 12 underwater habitats of Ocean Rift, billed as a "VR aquatic safari park". They can even visit historically significant places, like Anne Frank’s house, or the Notre Dame Cathedral.

 

4/10 HANG OUT WITH USERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

Make new friends by joining several VR communities in VRChat, which lets users hang out in virtual chat rooms and mingle or play games. Facebook Spaces is more for conversation, while Rec Room allows for both social meetups and fun social games.

 

And if users find that there are individuals they don't want to interact with (tons of kids), they can just put them on mute and make them disappear. The VR communities on Oculus Quest are great ways to meet people without ever having to change out of your comfortable clothes.

 

3/10 DE-STRESS IN CALMING NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS

With the amount of games available for the Oculus Quest, there's no end to the amount of user entertainment, but users may find they want to use apps that help them reach a state of tranquility amidst the frenetic pace of everyday life.

 

With Nature Treks, users can choose from 9 different environments like a savannah, beach, or forest to explore, complete with calming music. If they're not relaxed by nature, they can head out into space and watch the planets orbit around the sun.

 

2/10 PLAY GAMES FROM OTHER OCULUS DEVICES

Fans of game titles from Oculus Rift are in luck! Even though Oculus Quest doesn't port into a PC, users can still port popular games from the Oculus Rift to their device, and experience them in new exciting and immersive ways.

 

Users can enjoy games from a growing community of apps from Oculus Go and Gear VR, which has increased the amount of titles available to the Oculus Quest library. Games usually start at $20, and some even come in bundles.

 

1/10 TRACK YOUR FITNESS

With all of the VR apps on Oculus Quest, it's a lot more fun to track your fitness. One of the most popular fitness apps is Beat Saber, but that can get repetitive for some users who crave more variety and a wider selection of musical tracks to get their blood pumping.

 

There are boxing apps, golfing apps, and even apps that incorporate interval training so that users can feel like they're getting an intense aerobic workout. Many of them allow users to port in their own playlists to make their workout feel more customized.

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