Biggest advantage: Innovation
Right from the start, Oculus Rift was one of the large VR devices available on the market. Most of the performance of the Oculus Rift is provided by a connected PC. Compared to other headsets, however, the device also has strong capabilities on its own. Since its release, it has also proven itself in a variety of environments.
What it is suitable for? Potential
As a low-cost option, the Oculus Rift represents the entry into the field of VR possibilities. It is currently used by surgeons at UCLA to test advanced procedures before trying them out.
Biggest advantage: Power
The HTC Vive is the premium product among head-mounted-displays. With advanced hardware and the widest range of software, it`s no surprise that the Vive is currently the absolute top product by which everyone else is judged.
What is it for? Business
HTC releases a current commercial version of Vive with its own unique applications, support system and pricing. More than the other manufacturers, HTC seems to be focused on broader application possibilities.