in

What is the difference between (AR) & (VR)?

AR vs VR
AR vs VR- Image Source: RobotLAB

Augmented reality (AR)
Augmented reality amplifies your real-world surroundings by adding virtual features that the user may interact with. Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality doesn’t try to immerse the user and block out the real world – it just overlays graphics and animation on top of real-world environments.

-AR is 25% virtual, 75% real
-AR partially immerses the user into the action
-AR allows you to see the world around you
-AR requires upwards of 100 Mbps bandwidth

Examples-
IKEA Mobile App
Nintendo’s Pokémon Go App
Google Pixel’s Star Wars Stickers
Disney Coloring Book
L’Oréal Makeup App

Virtual Reality (VR)
In virtual reality, users get to interact with a virtual world. Users are brought into a simulated reality in which their sight and hearing are stimulated. The goal is to immerse the user into a virtual world and prevent them from seeing the real world. VR is about 75% virtual and 25% real.

VR fully immerses the user into the action
-VR brings users into a simulated reality by stimulating both sight and hearing
-Typically requires the use of specialized VR equipment
-A 720p VR video stream requires at least a 50 Mbps connection

Most of the time, virtual reality utilizes a VR headset that’s equipped with speakers and a display that encompasses your entire vision. Since virtual reality requires a large amount of processing power, you may need to get a VR gaming computer to run more intensive VR applications.

Examples-
IKEA
Lenskart

Tap to know more