Design in human-eye resolution VR.

Due to the low resolution of VR devices on the market, industrial designers haven’t been able to take full advantage of VR as part of the design workflow.

By delivering the world’s only VR with human-eye resolution, VR-1 allows designers to create and interact with true-to-life VR prototypes, translating into faster turnarounds and massive savings in time, work and modelling and development costs.

Bionic Display™

See every detail with Bionic Display™.

Design real-world or virtual objects in a completely immersive VR environment, testing and developing your designs as you go. With VR-1’s Bionic Display™, every detail, shape, shadow and color come into human-eye resolution focus.

Varjo VR-1 used together with Autodesk VRED enables automotive designers and digital marketers to create and present product renderings and virtual prototypes in human-eye resolution.

VR-1 is the only device that allows industrial design, modelling and prototyping processes to be moved to human-eye resolution virtual reality, allowing you to alter and evaluate what you’re working on in real time on as you go.

Whether designing a premium car, a piece of furniture, a large industrial object or more, the ability to see the big picture and every detail is key. From the very first design iterations all the way through the production pipeline, VR-1 ensures that everything from large surfaces to how materials interact in natural light to even the tiniest texts appear just as clearly as they do in the real world.

Comparison images

These comparison images were shot through HTC Vive Pro and Varjo VR-1 prototype.


When designing with VR-1, you’ll see every detail, color, surface and contour come to life in human-eye resolution.

Faster, smoother design reviews.

Getting feedback on in-progress work is a core part of the industrial design process. Iterations with clients and others involved in a project often take a lot of time, effort and money. Large models can take days or even weeks to build. And when changes need to be made, it takes time and significant effort to modify.

With VR-1, for the first time ever, everyone involved in a project can not only see but truly experience designs before they’re built – in human-eye resolution VR.

By moving the design, modelling and prototyping processes to a realistic and immersive VR environment, VR-1 helps shorten development times, streamline production pipelines and allows designers to create braver and bolder products.

Key Features of VR–1:

Shorten development cycles

Accelerate design reviews

Streamline production pipelines

Design braver and bolder products

“Varjo VR-1 lets us establish a seamless VR workflow.”

Jan Pflueger - Coordination Augmented & Virtual Reality, AUDI AG
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See how VR-1 is saving weeks from the design cycle at Audi.

20/20 Eye Tracker™

See designs through users’ eyes with 20/20 Eye Tracker™.

A crucial part of design process is understanding the needs and wants of the people who will ultimately use the design. Varjo’s 20/20 Eye Tracker™ goes beyond assumptions to give designers valuable and tangible insights into what people are focusing on and why.

Varjo’s integrated 20/20 Eye Tracker™ tracks the eye with sub-degree accuracy.

Custom made to work seamlessly with Varjo’s Bionic Display™, 20/20 Eye Tracker™ is the world’s only eye tracker that’s optimized to track and analyze eye movements in true-to-life VR. Users will see the big picture and even the tiniest details of your design, and 20/20 Eye Tracker™ will show you exactly what they’re looking at.

Running with an accuracy of less than one degree, 20/20 Eye Tracker™ delivers unprecedented accuracy and precision for designers looking to understand what works, what doesn’t, and why.

20/20 Eye Tracker™ Features

Sub-degree accuracy

Varjo’s 20/20 Eye Tracker™ is the most accurate integrated eye tracking technology the world has ever seen. Thanks to VR-1’s dual high-speed cameras, unique infrared illumination pattern approach, and highly sophisticated computer vision algorithms, it knows exactly where users are looking, with an accuracy of less than one degree of visual angle.

Power and precision

20/20 Eye Tracker™ is optimized for data analytics and user interactions in the most demanding professional environments. And it works just as precisely and accurately even when worn with glasses or contact lenses.

Works with the tools you use

The true power of 20/20 Eye Tracker™ is how easy it is for developers to use. The 20/20 Eye Tracker™ API can easily be used with existing solutions, and we also offer plugins and example code for the Unity® and Unreal® engines.

Made for professionals

Varjo’s 20/20 Eye Tracker technology is designed and developed entirely in-house, which means we’re able to develop it to meet users’ needs and wants. It’s also made to protect your privacy. The data collected by 20/20 Eye Tracker™ is always yours and yours alone – data will only be shared with the third parties you choose.

Complete compatibility

Virtualizing the industrial design workflow.

Industrial design and development has traditionally been all about viewing 3D renders on 2D screens, or building prototypes that look and feel as real as possible.

With VR-1, the design and prototyping processes are moved from real-world models and 2D screens to a completely realistic 3D virtual environment.

VR-1 is compatible with Autodesk VRED® and a fast-growing collection of 3D software tools that industrial designers use to bring their work to life. Porting CADs and models created with or transferred to Autodesk VRED®, Unreal®, Unity®, and custom engines is quick and easy. It usually takes anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Whatever engine you use, VR-1 lets you design, change and manage projects in a completely realistic VR environment, bringing every detail of your CADs, models and renders to life with never-before-seen clarity.

VR-1 + Autodesk VRED®

“We are proud to announce the support of Varjo VR-1 for Autodesk VRED software, the leading product visualization and prototyping application for automotive designers and engineers. Combining the world’s first human-eye resolution VR product with the VRED high-fidelity rendering allows our joint customers to experience and evaluate virtual prototypes with an unprecedented level of detail and realism.“

Lukas Fäth
Product Manager at VRED, Autodesk

“The incredible visuals provided by Varjo VR-1, combined with the industry-leading graphical power of Unreal Engine 4, shows an exciting future for high-end visualization.”

Simon Jones
Director of Unreal Engine Enterprise at Epic Games
VR-1 + Unity®

“Varjo is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in VR fidelity. The text quality, combined with eye tracking, makes this the first headset to move us closer to virtual reality feeling real. With such high graphical fidelity, we’re really proud that Varjo chose Unity as their development platform of choice for their headset.”

Timoni West
Director of XR Research at Unity Technologies
VR-1 + ZeroLight

“Varjo VR-1 enables us to advance our automotive visualization platform by delivering our state-of-the-art sales and marketing content at human-eye resolution. Creating this powerful illusion of reality is crucial in delivering the truly premium brand experiences that our partners require.”

Chris O’Connor
Technical Director at ZeroLight
VR-1 + MARUI-Plugin

"Visual fidelity remains the last barrier to escape the limitations of a flat computer screen into a new era of VR work spaces for 3D design. Varjo VR-1 finally has the power to break that barrier. And with MARUI-Plugin, you don't even have to switch your software: you can use Autodesk Maya with VR-1 in human-eye resolution. A tiny step in adoption, a giant leap in productivity."

Max Krichenbauer
PhD, CEO of MARUI-PlugIn

VR-1 can also be easily integrated into custom engines with Varjo’s native SDK, a collection of libraries and a C/C++ API. The SDK is currently compatible with 64-bit Windows, DirectX 11 and OpenGL. More platforms and graphics APIs are coming soon.

Made for design professionals.

VR-1 is the world’s only professional-grade VR headset, designed from top to bottom to allow industrial designers to work on projects where extreme precision and visual fidelity are needed. VR-1 comes with active cooling and 10-meter optical fiber cabling, enabling a truly immersive experience even for extended periods of time. VR-1 can also be comfortably worn with eyeglasses.

Industry Specific Features

Bionic Display™

See every color, texture, surface, and contour come to life in human-eye resolution VR with Bionic Display™.


See and demo large objects in full. VR-1 works with existing SteamVR™ base stations (generations 1 and 2), also compatible with ART tracking technology.

Optical Fiber Cables

Thin and light optical fiber cables of 10-meter length with USB-C, allowing users to move freely while wearing the headset.

Upgradable to XR

Owners of VR-1 will be able to easily upgrade to XR with Varjo’s Mixed Reality Add-on, launching later this year. When available, users of VR-1 can replace the front plate of VR-1 with Varjo’s video see-through XR add-on.

Replaceable facemask

Comfortable usage with two different sized, easily replaceable large and standard face cushions, can be used with glasses.

Light fusion optics

Dual lens design combines refractive index lenses for minimal reflections and color aberrations, and zero ghost rays. Surface coatings maximize the brightness and clarity of the light fusion needed to achieve human-eye resolution.


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Purchase VR-1 and see every detail of your work come to life in VR human-eye resolution.

See how Varjo VR-1 is also revolutionizing work in simulation and training and architecture, engineering and construction.

“With VR-1 pilots can train with perfect vision.”

Tobias Olsson - Head of Tactical Simulation and Visualisation, SAAB AB
Simulation & training

“The Varjo device is a fantastic weapon in our arsenal of trying to do more compelling and interesting and powerful work.”

Hani Rashid - Co-founder and Design Partner, ASYMPTOTE ARCHITECTURE