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How to turn the Lynx R1 into a VR headset? 

In this article you will learn how to turn the Lynx R1 into a VR headset. The Lynx R1 is a Mixed Reality headset meaning it has both AR and VR features.

AR (Augmented Reality): The cameras on the outside of the headset capture the inside and it will be displayed on the lenses in addition to virtual elements.

VR (Virtual Reality): You will only see a virtual world and not your surroundings.

What is needed:

  • Lynx R1 headset
  • Foam VR interface 

How to turn the Lynx R1 from a Mixed Reality headset into a VR headset

The Lynx R1 has the possibility to transition from an AR to a VR headset. To elevate the VR immersion, users have the option to block out the view to the sides by attaching the VR interface to the headset which comes delivered together with the headset. To attach the interface, align it with the headset’s lens side, where magnets will hold it in place.

How to turn the Lynx R1 into a VR headset inside the software 

  1. Navigate to the Lynx menu. To access the menu press the long button located on the top of the headset on the right side and quite the current application.
  2. On the left side of the dock in the Lynx menu you see a “AR / VR toggle”.
  3. Click on it to switch from AR to VR.

You successfully turned the Lynx R1 into a VR headset.

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