Bodyswaps & Vive Focus 3

How to set up your Vive Focus 3 headset

Getting Started - Video


Power on 

To turn on the Vive Focus 3, hold down the power button for 3 seconds. 



Release the velcro, press and hold the quick adjustment button and then extend the headset band to its full length. Slide the headset over your head. Turn the adjustment knob to tighten until snug. Redo the headset strap velcro. Make sure the lenses rest over your eyes. You can adjust the IPD by turning the dial until text and lines are clear.


Set boundary

The play area is a virtual boundary to keep you safe in VR. Play areas should be kept clear of objects, pets, and other people. 

If you don't have enough space for a room-scale play area (1.5 x 1.5 m), you can set a small, stationary boundary you can use seated or standing.

You will be guided through room setup the first time you put on VIVE Focus 3. You can run room setup again at any time from the Settings menu:

  1. While holding the controllers, set the floor height by pushing down on the floor boundary.
  2. Choose a room-scale or seated play area.
  3. If you choose a room-scale play area, you can draw the boundaries and adjust objects. You can reset and redraw the boundary at any time.
  4. Set the forward facing direction. This is the direction where the menus will appear.

Tip: If you use your headset in a new place, you will be automatically prompted to create a new boundary for your play area.


App library

Select the Library icon in the bottom menu bar. 


Bodyswaps app

Select the Bodyswaps App and enter your access code from your Bodyswaps Go account to access the content.


How to navigate inside Bodyswaps

Press/select UI buttons

In Bodyswaps, you interact with the user interface by bringing your hand to it, the way you call an elevator in real-life.


Pause or exit a module

Press the Menu Button, on the left hand-held controller, to access the menu while in the module. This effectively pauses the experiences.

  • Select Leave Module to exit.
  • Select the X in the top right-hand corner when you are ready to continue.



Learning journal and checkpoints

You can access learning notes, jump between checkpoints or report a bug by turning your left palm towards you when you’re in a module.



Reset your position

Please feel free to remove your headset at any time if you need to take a break or adjust your position (from sitting to standing, for example) or to make notes if you wish to do so. 

If you find that your position within the simulation has changed when you put the headset back on, you can reset it by pressing the Vive Button > More > Reset View


Change settings

To change your settings, you must return to the Virtual Training Center (lobby). Once back in the Virtual Training Centre press the Menu Button on the left hand-held controller and select Settings.


This allows you to control features like:

  • App analytics
  • Voice recognition
  • Learner data
  • Shared device (Personal Device, Shared Device 1 & Shared Device 2) 
  • Language (French or English)
  • Checking for Updates
  • Turning on Closed Captions (subtitles)

Ensure to select 'APPLY' to make changes to the device.



User profile

To change your avatar or log out, you must return to the Virtual Training Centre (lobby). Once back in the Virtual Training Centre, press the Menu Button on the left hand-held controller and select User Profile.



Log out

You can either log out via the User Profile (refer to the above instructions) or by selecting the 9-dot circle in the bottom right corner when in the Virtual Training Center. If multiple learners are using a device, you will want to ensure to log out and re-enter the new learner's 6-digit code.




To quit the Bodyswaps app, either press the Vive Button on your right controller, then select Return to Lobby or select Quit when in Virtual Training Center after clicking the Menu button.