How to Use Virtual Reality Goggles
So, you've just picked the newest pair of virtual reality goggles. You've read all of the instructions and have watched all of the most popular reviews. You know how well they are built; you know each of their features and you've even purchased the game you want to use them with.
However, have you given serious thought as to how to use them? Are you interested to know the best way of getting the most out of your goggles? If so then read on.
Virtual reality is extremely popular these days. It can give you an inside view into an entirely different world. However, there are a few things you should consider before you use VR goggles. For instance, do you know how to prevent getting motion sickness? Do know what you can do in order to completely immerse yourself in the virtual world? What's the best way to control your game while wearing your virtual goggles?
This article will tell you exactly how to use virtual reality googles and how you can get the most out of your game play every time. Let's take a moment to discuss the top seven things every owner needs to keep in mind.
Though virtual reality can be a whole lot of fun, in some cases it can cause a little motion sickness. There are some people who are more susceptible than others, but until you are familiar with how much you can actually tolerate, you may want to stick with apps that are labeled as “comfortable for most.” You should look for the comfort mode, because it will help reduce all possible eyestrain by adding a blue hue to your display.
In the cases that you do feel a little motion sickness, you should consider taking a break. It takes a few sessions for most people to become comfortable with the goggles, so 5 to 10 minute sessions can help to keep you relaxed and refreshed. If you feel yourself getting a headache, then it's a sign that your eyes may need rest.
As with anything else, you can easily become distracted by the outside world. This is why it’s very important that you do your best to eliminate all distraction before you use your goggles. For instance, if your goggles are in any way connected to your phone, you may need to disable your messaging features, call reminders and other alerts that you've set. Some models make it so that you can enable a “Do Not Disturb” feature when you tap the touchpad.
Hook up the headphones
It might surprise you to learn that part of your visual experience will be greatly influenced by your hearing. If you are looking forward to completely immersing yourself in the experience, then you should purchase a good pair of quality headphones.
Even inexpensive sets can dramatically improve the quality of your games, apps and videos. Just keep in mind that certain Bluetooth headsets will tend to lag at times when they are paired with virtual reality goggles. So ultimately you are better off with wired headphones.
A side-mounted touchpad maybe great for navigating through menus and such, but it's definitely not ideal for games. In this case you will want to use a gamepad controller. There are several models that you can choose from. The most important thing is to be on the lookout for one that is easy for you to use without having to look down at it.
Sit and spin
One of the greatest things about virtual reality is being able to experience a 360-degree view. Though you may like the idea of standing while using your goggles, it can be easy to become dizzy or trip over something which tends to ruin the experience rather quickly. Also, most people don't realize that under the right conditions, virtual reality can mess with your brain’s ability to distinguish if the body is actually in motion.
You might be telling yourself on one level that you are not flying through space and that you are simply sitting on the couch, but other parts of the brain cannot tell and will occasionally override logic. So your best bet is to sit down in a chair which allow you to spin around—a swivel chair. This way, you'll be able to enjoy each angle while remaining safe.
Clean the surrounding area
You need to make sure that you have at least three feet of clear space around you in every direction. If you do insist on standing up, then you should double this amount to 6’. Sure, 3’ may seem somewhat extreme if you're just sitting on your couch, but end tables and expensive items should be avoided at all costs.
Have someone to monitor you
As we have discussed, virtual reality can be extremely disorienting at times. Some compare it to being on drugs. So it's best for everyone in your immediate vicinity that you have someone on standby who is willing to make sure that you don't hurt yourself or anyone else. This person is there to ensure that you don't fall and hurt yourself.
As you can see, there are a few things you should consider if you want to get the most out of your virtual reality goggles. The most important thing is to be familiar with how to properly use them. You should make sure you set your game to a setting that is most comfortable for you.
You should eliminate all distractions by turning off all phone notifications, and use headphones so that you can ensure that you are completely immerse in the experience.
Add game pads so that you have more control. Use a swivel chair so that you can enjoy 360° view and still be safe. Declutter your surroundings to prevent trips and falls. You can also have a friend monitor you while you play, as an extra precaution. All of these things ensure that you get the most out of your goggles and remain safe at the same time.