Google has announced during Google I/O that it will be supporting standalone VR headsets for the Daydream platform which will not require a PC or phone in order to use.
The upcoming hardware will utilize a new headset tracking technology called Worldsense, which enables positional tracking without installing external sensors. Google worked with chipmaker Qualcomm to create a reference design for Daydream-powered standalone headsets.
Such technology is important for VR’s success. Standalone headsets that are independent of additional components and free of wires are the next evolution of VR hardware, as they’re more fit for a mass-market audience.