Chinese tech companies are scrambling to take a piece of the hotly-contended VR market. The local VR industry is expected to reach 5.6 billion yuan ($850 million USD) in 2016, and exceed 55 billion yuan by 2020, up from 1.5 billion yuan in 2015, according to data from Chinese research institute iiMedia.

With the steep market projection in mind, TechNode gathered together a few frontrunners  in the VR headset game so far:

HTC Vive is a tethered, PC-based VR headset package that includes a headset, two motion controllers, and two base stations. The device provides immersive VR experiences thanks to superb resolution and easy operation. The device still has room for improvement. The system is comparatively complex and requires a large playing space. Still, retailing at $799, this is one of the most promising VR devices we’ve seen.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.