How do I set up my Oculus Rift sensor?

Setting Up for the First Time

If you’re setting up your Oculus Rift sensor for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions when you set up your Oculus Rift.

Placing Your Sensor

Before you place your sensor, check to make sure your sensor cable is plugged into a USB 3.0 (blue) port. To make sure your sensor can accurately track your movement, follow these tips:

  • Make sure nothing is blocking the line of sight between your headset and the sensor
  • Move away any objects that you may bump into or trip over
  • Make sure your play area is at least 3 feet by 3 feet (1 meter by 1 meter) when using your Rift
Sensor Placement
  • Try to put your sensor 3 feet (1 meter) in front of where you’ll be wearing the headset
  • If you’re using more than one sensor, check to make sure they’re 3-6 feet (1-1.8 meters) apart from each other
  • Check to make sure the glossy side of the sensor lens is pointing towards your play area
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