Meta Quest 2 and 3 Now Have a Vision Pro-style Travel Mode

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  • Meta has added a Travel Mode to the Quest 2 and 3.
  • You can use multiple apps and games while on the move.
  • Lufthansa is even testing the Quest 3 as an entertainment option for business class flights.

Meta has introduced a Travel Mode for Quest 2 and 3 headsets, giving them Vision Pro-like functionality while aboard an aircraft.

Much like Apple’s headset, the Travel Mode factors in the motion of an airplane while you’re wearing your Meta Quest. You can use many apps and games without worrying that they’ll shake around or disappear, even when you look out the window.

The feature is currently available only in the Experimental section in Settings. However, Meta said the Quest can automatically detect flying with some airlines and recommend Travel Mode. Support is coming for trains and other transportation methods.

Accordingly, Lufthansa is launching a test program that will give some Allegris Business Class passengers access to a Quest 3 with a suite of custom mixed reality content. They’ll have access to custom apps made for Travel Mode, including movies, spatial travel videos, games, and meditation sessions.

The Quest line doesn’t have the same high resolution display as the Vision Pro, and its computing power isn’t as robust as the M2 in Apple’s device. And while it has a stronger game catalog, some of those titles require controllers or walkabout experiences that just aren’t options in airplane cabins.

The Quest 3 is much lighter than a Vision Pro, however. Also, its $499 official price makes it a considerably stronger value as an in-flight entertainment device than its $3,499 Apple rival. That could make it the best option if you’re more interested in passing the time on a long trip than getting work done.