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You’ve Got PICO 4: How to Set it Up


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Whether you're new to VR or just upgraded to a state-of-the-art PICO 4, it's tempting to disregard the setup instructions and go straight to gameplay. Although the PICO 4 is easy to set up, even for novice VR users, learning how to set up the PICO 4 is crucial to take advantage of the cutting-edge technology offered by the system.

PICO 4: Quick Overview

The PICO 4's introduction has captured the attention of VR enthusiasts around the globe, with users noting its ease of use, supreme comfort, and high resolution as some of their favorite features (VRX, 2023). The headset is small in size, but massive in technical features that transport users to a new world with a simple setup process.

A comfortable experience helps users fully immerse themselves in a virtual environment. The PICO 4 features a balanced design and cushioned support for a snug, no-slip fit during gameplay, fitness programs, or other applications.

As you explore the nuances of a virtual world, it's easy to lose track of time. This isn't a problem with the PICO 4 headset, thanks to a high-capacity, fast-charging battery that lasts up to three hours. Motorized interpupillary distance adjustment capabilities reduce eye strain and dizziness so that even the most sensitive users can escape to VR.

The PICO 4's unique pancake lens design produces crisp, clear images that enhance the VR experience. In addition, a 105-degree field of view allows users to see as much of their virtual world as possible in their peripheral vision. Lastly, high-tech omnidirectional SLAM and tracking speed that senses your motion to the millisecond promotes swift, accurate movements in VR.

How to Set up PICO 4

PICO 4 setup is easy, even for those with minimal gaming or VR experience. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to set up your PICO 4:

1. Turn On Your Device

To turn on your PICO 4 controller for the first time, simply remove the insulating paper. To turn on your headset, press and hold the power button on the right side of the device for approximately two seconds. Pull the trigger on your device to proceed to the next step.

2. Set System Language

Nearly 20 languages are available during PICO 4 setup. Select your desired language from the language page. Next, choose your country or region for a VR experience tailored to your needs.

3. Connect to Wi-Fi

Connecting your PICO 4 to Wi-Fi provides access to multiplayer features, the PICO store, and other online capabilities. To connect your device to Wi-Fi, select your Wi-Fi network from the list that appears on the display, enter your password, and click "connect."

4. Complete Registration and Log In

Set up a PICO 4 account using the PICO VR assistant app on your mobile device. Creating an account is fast and requires the user to enter minimal information. After a quick email verification and password creation, go to the "Sign Up" page on your PICO 4 and enter the requested information from your PICO account.

5. Accept the Terms of Agreement

Prior to embarking on your VR adventure, you must accept PICO's terms of agreement during the setup process. After entering your registration and login information, read the terms that appear on the screen, including information about risks associated with using a VR headset and analytics sharing information.

6. Adjust Headset Angle

Use the strap dial to adjust your headset so that the padding on the rear strap fits snugly at the back of your head. In addition, adjust the top strap to minimize pressure on the forehead. For your convenience, this headset is compatible with prescription glasses.

7. Choose IPD

Selecting the appropriate interpupillary distance, or IPD, minimizes feelings of motion sickness for a comfortable VR experience. After fitting your headset, tap the "+" or "-" icons until the picture you see is clear.

8. Enjoy!

Your setup process is complete! Now it's time to check out the selection of games and other virtual experiences on your PICO 4 VR device!


Understanding how to set up your PICO 4 headset ensures you get the most out of your VR experience. Fortunately, the setup process is designed to get you into the virtual world as quickly as possible. Purchase a PICO 4 VR headset and see where your imagination takes you!

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