Prompted by John at Daring Fireball saying that the Apple Vision Pro was heavy I wondered exactly how heavy my bike helmet was. My helmet is about 280g while the Vision Pro is between 600-650g. So it’s about 3x heavier than my bike helmet and the weight is entirely loaded on the front of your face instead of being distributed around your head like a bike helmet is.

I started looking because I figured that I regularly wear my helmet for 4 – 6 hours in the summer, and have done stretches as long as 14 hours for long adventures. I generally don’t feel head/neck fatigue from these sessions, but I know some cyclists do get a tired neck during long rides. I figured that the Vision Pro couldn’t be “that heavy” compared to a bike helmet. People are making a mountain out of a mole hill.

I was wrong, it’s much heavier and the weight is in a spot that will fatigue you faster than a bike helmet would.

The more I learn about this device the less I’m interested in it. The only impressive thing I’ve seen in any review is from The Verge. They did some awesome video editing.

Yeah there wasn’t anything that made me think the device is worth 1/2 of what Apple is charging for it.

2 responses to “Vision Pro Weight”

  1. MarkV Avatar

    @curtismchale Ski helmet + goggles might be a better comparison? I wear that one 8 hrs a day without any neck issues…

    1. Curtis McHale Avatar
      Curtis McHale

      As do I, but a bunch of the weight is in the helmet sitting right on top of your head not out front in the goggles.