Arkio supports standalone VR headsets like the Oculus Quest and more powerful tethered devices like the Oculus Rift(-S), HTC Vive (Pro) and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. High frame rates are important for a comfortable VR experience, so you need a powerful workstation and GPU if you plan to work on big scenes or large imported models. Some recommended specs for a good VR workstation/laptop can be found here.
If you are new to VR or are looking for the latest-gen devices we can recommend the new Meta Quest 2. As an affordable standalone wireless headset that supports hand tracking and does not need a PC to run games and apps like Arkio (it can even be connected to a PC using USB/WiFi for importing larger models and apps) If you want to have the best that mixed reality technology has to offer, We can recommend looking into the Meta Quest Pro.
Meta Quest and Quest 2
Arkio can be installed on the standalone Quest by searching for "Arkio" in the Meta Quest store. You can also connect your Quest to a PC using a supported USB-C cable or the Airlink mode. Connecting your Quest to a PC and running Arkio from Windows allows you to import larger models, hybrid PC/VR collaboration, and better rendering quality.
Meta Quest Pro
Arkio was featured as a launch app on the Meta Quest store one of the first mixed-reality devices from Meta. This headset features self-tracking controllers improved comfort and color passthrough so you can blend your real and virtual words. You can download Arkio on Your Meta Quest Pro from the official Meta Quest store.
Oculus Rift & Rift-S
Meta's former name Oculus still has some good hardware that can be used to run Arkio. The Oculus version of Arkio offers enhanced user controls using tracked hand gestures. For specific help and support on setting up these devices correctly please visit the official Oculus website
HTC Vive & Vive PRO
All tethered versions of the HTC Vive are supported by Arkio, just make sure to have a recent version of SteamVR installed on your system. If you need help in with setting up Steam and these devices please visit the official Steam VR website.
All versions of the discontinued Windows Mixed Reality headsets are supported. You need to install SteamVR and the Windows MR support from Steam to use these devices. For help on setup or troubleshooting these devices can be found on the official WIndows Mixed Reality help pages.
Valve Index and Varjo
The higher-end Valve Index and Varjo VR headsets are supported and can be used to model in Arkio using the Steam VR integration. The Valve Index controllers will work similarly to the HTC Vive wands.