If you can afford $1000 and won’t care about a big drop in resale value when Quest 3 comes out, I recommend the Quest Pro for AR.
After using Quest Pro for several days, I’ve decided to use Pro as my main device. It feels so comfortable to see my space as background.
I think Quest 2 and Pro will be good enough for a while, even if Quest 3 comes out. Improvement in GPU can’t be that big.
* Don’t be fooled by TFLOPS talks on the web that the Quest 3 will be as fast as PS4. Mobile devices are bottlenecked by the lack of dedicated VRAM, not the chipset.
What I like about Quest Pro on first impression is using my home environment as the UI background. It feels a lot more comfortable than a virtual room.
Performance-wise, it looks like it has no improvement over Quest 2. My games run in Pro exactly like Quest 2. I’ve checked the numbers in a benchmark tool. It shows no difference at all.
If you look it up on Google, you’ll see sentences like “50% improvement over Quest 2”. I don’t know what those are based on. Don’t be fooled by those rumors.
If you really like AR, I think it’s okay. Full-color AR feels very good.
I once heard Quest Pro has a glitch in Pose Simulator AR, but I couldn’t see it. Maybe it’s fixed now.