What happened to the proximity sensor?

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#1

My 5K+ does not have a proximity sensor. Does yours? Early reviews showed one, but my screens stay on till I shut off the power. Was this mentioned? Early backers do you have one? Will preorders get one with this included? Whats the deal?


#2

Instead of the sensor they opted to used the gyroscope inside HMD to shut off screen, but not sure if backlight is turned off.


#3

Thanks strix I will have to see what happens If I just leave it be. This feature would actually work better for me seeing i place it on a maniquin head some times if i dont just lay it down.


#4

It don’t shut the lenses off…not so good. I just use the power button.


#5

Maybe they will update it in software.


#6

No problem. there is a thread here about the proximity sensor. It got pretty heated as backers were pretty angry that it was missing.


#7

im glad it doesn’t come with such a sensor. I hate it on my CV1. Even the VR-Cover fabric makes the stupid headset go active when it hangs loose one mm. completely useless anyway since gyro sensors can do the trick way better. we could use a timeout setting in Pitools though.