Fit

The Meta 2 headset is one-size-fits-all. This guide outlines how to handle the Meta 2 and adjust it to fit comfortably on your head.

  • Left-hand temple: rests along your left temple
  • Right-hand temple: rests along your right temple
  • Top strap: tightens or loosens the front and back of the headset
  • Back buckle adjustment dial: tightens or loosens the crown (circumference) of the headset. This dial is best positioned closer to the nape of your neck.

The following are instructions for putting the Meta 2 on your head and taking it off of your head. The two most commonly used methods are the top strap method and the left and right temples method. Instructions for those who wear glasses with their headset follow these instructions. 

Note: Wearing your hair in a ponytail can interfere with proper headset fit.

Putting the Meta 2 on your head

1. Pick the Meta 2 up and raise it a few centimeters above your head:

  • If you prefer to use two hands: Pick up the Meta 2 with both hands holding the thick parts of the temples closest to the lenses.
  • If you prefer to use one hand: Pick up the Meta 2 with one hand holding the top strap.

2. Ensure the HDMI cable is behind your back, with the cable lying between your shoulder blades.

3. With both hands, lower the headset onto your head as if you were donning a helmet, until the nose indentation space is above your nose, ensuring a clear view through the lenses.

4. As you lower the headset onto your head, ensure the forehead pad, temples, and back buckle dial fit snuggly. A little wiggle room is fine as long as you feel the headset is not sliding down your head. Be sure to use the top strap to help you fine-tune your fit.

NOTE: We highly recommend that you tighten the back buckle dial, then loosen it a half or full turn. This ensures that you don’t over-tighten the headset resulting in an uncomfortable fit. 

5. If you need to tighten or loosen your headset, then use the following adjustment step-by-step method:

   a) Hold one of the temples by the thick part closest to the lenses to stabilize the headset.

   b) Adjust the top strap by lifting it up and then either pulling it back to tighten the headset or pushing the strap to loosen the headset. 

   c) Adjust the back buckle dial by turning it either clockwise to tighten the circumference or counterclockwise to loosen the circumference. You will hear a clicking sound only when you tighten the dial.

Taking the Meta 2 off of your head

1. Loosen the back buckle dial.

2. Grasping either the top strap or the temples, slowly lift the Meta 2 up and raise it a few centimeters over your head.

3. Slowly lower the headset lens-first onto the raised brown headset cushion. This cushion should be on a clear section of your workspace.

Fitting the Headset

The first time you use the Meta 2 headset, use the following steps to get the best fit! Once you’ve done this once you won’t need to fit it again.

The Meta 2 ships with three different patented forehead support pads to accommodate different head shapes:

  • For flatter foreheads we recommend forehead support pad A.
  • For foreheads with a more pronounced slant we recommend forehead support B.
  • For the least support, take the soft pad off of support pad A or B and velcro it directly to the headset.

Each forehead support pad is attached either magnetically, or with velcro, so it is simple to switch pads. Both of the forehead support pads have a detachable soft pad that can be washed and air dried (see “Clean and Care for the Meta 2 Headset” for more details).

You’ve got the right forehead support pad, now loosen the top strap. This allows you to achieve the most comfortable fit. With the top strap loose, gently place the headset on your head, front-to-back, so the back buckle dial is low at the back of your head. Tighten the dial and secure the top strap.

Hint: Is your headset centered? An easy shortcut is to place your finger on the bridge of your nose and line up the visor that way.

Note: Front-to-back is crucial for users with glasses. It also is better for hairstyles. Back-to-front can push the user’s hair into their eyes.