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

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.


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