“We want people to know this was well thought out,” says Shen Ye, product specialist for HTC. Ye showcased how the Vive Pre behaves when your phone receives a call. A notification in the center shows which number is ringing your phone. Upon the call’s arrival, users can decline, reply with a canned message or answer the call and carry out the conversation from within Vive. Call clarity sounds exactly the same as putting the phone next to your ear or using earbuds.
The inclusion of call notifications is a simple one—nothing we haven’t seen the Apple Watch or even most Fitbits do. However by the end we couldn’t help but wonder why consoles haven’t included this simple feature?