CONTROLLERS AND HAND TRACKING

Oculus Touch Controllers


Attaching the lanyard to your Oculus Touch Contoller
The included lanyards are used to secure the Oculus Quest 2 or Quest controllers to your wrists during use. When you unbox your Quest 2, the lanyards will already be attached. If you need to remove and reattach your lanyards to your controllers:
If you need to remove and reattach your lanyards to your controllers:
  1. 1.
    Pick up one of your controllers and remove the battery cover by lightly sliding your thumb down the battery door until it comes loose.
  2. 2.
    On the inside edge of your controller, below the open battery compartment, you'll see a circular cutout. Slide the plastic end of your lanyard into the small hole in the center of the circular cutout. When the lanyard is seated correctly, the plastic piece sits entirely inside the hole.
  3. 3.
    Slide the string of your lanyard downward so that it's sitting in the lanyard cutout at the bottom of the controller. If it's seated correctly, it won't obstruct the battery door cover you removed in step one.
  4. 4.
    Slide the battery door cover back into place until it clicks and sits flush against the controller.
  5. 5.
    Before using, pull down on your lanyard to ensure it's securely connected to the controller and doesn't unseat the battery cover.

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Setting up a gamepad with Oculus Quest 2 or Quest
You can use Bluetooth 3.0 class 2 gamepads with your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest.
To connect a gamepad to your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest:
  1. 1.
    Turn on your headset and open the Oculus app on your phone.
  2. 2.
    Select your headset from the top left corner of your app.
  3. 3.
    Tap Settings from the bottom menu.
  4. 4.
    Tap the headset you'd like to connect the gamepad to, then wait for your phone to connect to your headset.
  5. 5.
    Tap Controllers from the drop down menu.
  6. 6.
    Tap Pair New Controller.
  7. 7.
    Tap Pair Gamepad.
  8. 8.
    Turn on your gamepad and turn on bluetooth discoverability on the gamepad.
  9. 9.
    On your phone, tap the gamepad you'd like to connect.
  10. 10.
    If pairing was successful, you should now see your gamepad listed as an option after your Oculus Touch controllers.

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Hand Tracking


Getting Started with Hand Tracking on Oculus Quest 2 and Quest
Hand Tracking is a feature for Oculus Quest 2 and Quest that allows you to use your hands in place of your touch controllers.

How does Hand Tracking work?
Hand tracking works by using the inside-out cameras on Oculus Quest 2 and Quest. Your headset will detect the position and orientation of your hands and the configuration of your fingers. Once detected, computer vision algorithms are used to track the movement and orientation of your hands.
For more information on how Hand Tracking works and what information we collect, visit our Hand Tracking Privacy Notice.

To turn Hand tracking on or off:
  1. 1.
    Press oculus icon on your right Touch controller to pull up your universal menu.
  2. 2.
    Select .
  3. 3.
    In the panel to your left, select Devices.
  4. 4.
    Select Hands and Controllers.
  5. 5.
    In the Hand Tracking section, use the toggles next to Hand Tracking to turn the feature on or off.
You can also turn the auto switching feature of hand tracking on or off.
  • If this setting is on, your headset will automatically switch between using your hands or controllers.
  • If this setting is off, you will need to manually enable and disable hand tracking.

What gestures can I use with Hand Tracking?
Hand Tracking for Oculus Quest 2 and Quest currently supports the following gestures:
GesturesWhat it's used forHow to do it
Point and Pinch
To select something.
When the cursor appears, point your hand at what you want to select. Then, pinch your thumb and finger together to select.
Pinch and Scroll
Scrolling up, down, left, or right
Pinch your fingers inward. While still pinched inward, move your hand up, down, left or right to scroll. When you’re done scrolling, release.
Palm Pinch
Brings you back to your Oculus Home menu.
Look at your palm at eye level, then hold your thumb and index finger together until the Oculus icon fills up, then release.

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Apps that support Hand Tracking on Oculus Quest 2 and Quest
You can see if Hand Tracking is enabled in an app by viewing its product details page in the Oculus Store. If Hand Tracking is enabled, it will be listed as one of the input methods for that app or game.
We expect that Hand Tracking will become compatible with more apps and features over time.

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Can I use Hand Tracking for Oculus Quest 2 and Quest with Oculus TV?
Yes, hand tracking can be used with Oculus TV and its associated channels to play, pause, and stop the content that you’re viewing. To do this:
  1. 1.
    Place your palm in the face up position to show the laser pointer.
  2. 2.
    When the control menu becomes available, use the pinch gesture to select the appropriate control.
Please note: Third party media apps like Netflix and Hulu do not currently support hand tracking.

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