Getting Started

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What's in the box?

The Lynx-R1 packaging

The Lynx-R1 packaging contains the headset as well as a set of accessories listed below:

The magnetic Light Blocker face foam has been designed to provide full immersion when using VR apps. It is compatible with most pairs of glasses.

Note : we recommend removing the Light Blocker foam to users prone to cybersickness as the peripheral vision will alleviate most of the effect

The overhead strap is optional, it provides additional comfort when wearing the Lynx for extended periods of time.

The USB-C cable is angled 90° in order to use the flip-up functionality even when plugged in.



Lynx-R1 buttons, sensors and connectors

Front view of the Lynx-R1 (Right side)

Internal view of the Lynx-R1


Front view of the Lynx-R1 (Left side)



Power Cycle:

The Standby mode will be triggered automatically by the proximity sensor (shown in the internal view above) when not worn to extend battery life.


IPD Adjustment

Each of the two lenses of the headset can be moved independently to adjust the IPD, the range is 56 to 76mm.

The Lynx-R1 lens is a unique prism that will require an IPD adjustment in order to find the sweet spot. In case of misalignment (when the user's eyes do not match the lenses positions), please follow these recommendation:


Eye Relief adjustment

The flip-up and translation mechanism

The front module of the Lynx-R1 can be flipped-up completely to get back to the real world without having to take off the headset.

It is also possible to adjust the distance between the front module and the face, this can be particularly useful to adjust when wearing glasses.

To adjust the distance, press the central button on the top of the headset to unlock the mechanism and pull the front module away or closer to the head strap.


VR mode

We recommend using the Light Blocker foam when in a VR-only app to increase immersion. Simply clip on the Light Blocker foam to the front module with its magnets.

We advise removing the face foam when using Mixed Reality apps as the real world in the peripheral vision aligns with the field of view of the headset almost perfectly. This helps proprioception and enhance the Mixed Reality experience.


3.5mm Jack Port

The 3.5mm Jack Port on side of the Lynx-R1 supports both speakers and microphone to connect wired hands-free earphones or headsets.


SD Card slot

The SD Card slot supports SD cards up to 1Tb of storage.



When encountering an issue with the device, please follow the recommendations below:

Due to manufacturing variations, some Lynx-R1 may have their battery cable hanging too close to the proximity sensor and, in that case, the HMD will not go into standby automatically when not worn. Opening the hinge of the flip-up a little when placed on a flat surface solves that issue.

In any case, do not try to open the device, especially the front module. Each headset goes through a complete calibration process for its cameras, IMU and gyroscope after manufacturing. If these components move slightly, the calibration may become invalid which will likely result in poor 6DoF tracking (hand-tracking may also stop working).

For any issue with the device, please refer to the Support section. The Help! forum is a space where the topics are only visible by the user and our team.

As the bootloader is open, it is possible to flash a different system image to the device. However, if an unsupported system image has been flashed or if system data have been tampered with, it is possible to restore the device and the calibration files by downloading the system and calibration profiles from this website.


Product Care and Maintenance

To clean the headset's body, use a dry microfibre cloth after each use. For additional cleaning, slightly dampen the corner of the microfibre cloth to remove surface debris.

To clean the front, back and light-blocker foams, remove them from the headset and only use non-abrasive anti-bacterial wipes and wipe gently.

To clean the headset lenses, use a microfibre cloth. For additional cleaning, use a lens cleaner spray (for example from Purosol).

For every part of the headset:

Do not use chemical cleansers.
Do not use alcohol. 

When not in use, store the headset in a cool, dark, and low humidity environment. 

Operating Temperature: 0-40°C, min. humidity 5%, max humidity 95% RH (non-condensing)
Non-Operating (Storage): -30-65°C, max humidity 85% RH

As with any electronic devices, avoid exposure to water or fluids.

Regulatory information

Please refer to the regulatory information page at https://www.lynx-r/info-r1.