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What are the basic user controls for the Vuzix Blade 2?

In this article you will learn about the basic user controls for the Vuzix Blade 2. The Vuzix Blade 2 is predominantly controlled via the touchpad found on the right side of the smart glasses above the temple. The power button also has some functions to control the Vuzix Blade 2. If necessary it is also possible to control the headset via voice commands. 

Power button

Short pressThe display can be turned on and off by pressing the power button
Long pressThe device can be turned on and then off by holding the power button for 3 seconds to get the power off menu


Single tap with 1 fingerWake up the display, select an item
Swiping forwards & backwards with 1 fingerScroll through menu, navigate the keyboard or forward/rewind video
Single tap with 2 fingersGo to previous screen, close action bar
Pressing for 1 second with 1 fingerOpen menu, options for keyboard characters
Pressing for 1 second with 2 fingersReturn to the home screen
Swiping up/down with 1 fingerNavigate through vertical list
Swiping up/down with 2 fingersChange volume, go to recovery options
Swipe forwards with 2 fingersRemove action, clear notification, delete video or photo or add space if in keyboard
Swipe backwards with 2 fingersBackspace if in keyboard, show available gestures in specific for currently active app


Hello VuzixThis starts the speech recognition software
Go/move left/rightNavigate through horizontal menu
Go/move up/downNavigate through vertical menu
Go to sleepPuts the Vuzix Blade Upgraded in sleep mode
Cancel, close, go back, doneNavigates back to the previous screen
Go home, quit, exitReturn to the home screen
Volume up/downChange volume
Speech commandsOpens list with available speech commands
Start recording. take a pictureOpens camera app
Select this, pick thisStart recording, take a photo when camera app is open
view/open notificationsOpens all notifications
Clear notificationsClear notifications
Voice offTo stop the speech recognition software

  You now know the basic gestures and user controls for the Vuzix Blade 2.

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