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VIVE XR Elite IPD range: Everything you need to know

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Updated: Mar 9, 2023 3:34 pm
VIVE XR Elite IPD range: Everything you need to know

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With the Vive XR Elite due to release very soon, we’re scrambling around like Virtual Reality crackheads to snort up every morsel of info we can find, and the Vive XR Elite IPD range is a particularly moreish subject.

HTC Vive XR Elite VR headset

HTC Vive XR Elite VR headset 1


Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2





Display resolution

1920 x 1920 per-eye

Battery Life

Up to 2 hours, comes with a hot-swappable 26.6Wh Battery



Interpupillary distance (IPD) is the distance between your two eyes. The IPD for each person varies, ranging up to 75mm. The mean average IPD of men is 63mm and that of women is 61mm. 

When it comes to using VR headsets, you need to set the right IPD range to avoid eyestrain, blur, distortion, and sickness. The VIVE XR Elite allows you to customize your IPD to have a comfortable VR experience.

So what is the VIVE XR Elite IPD range? Read on to find out what IPD range the VIVE XR Elite comes with, and how you customize the headset’s IPD range for your specific IPD.   

VIVE XR Elite IPD range

VIVE XR Elite comes with an IPD range of 54-73 mm. This IPD range is customizable since everyone has different eyesight. So you can customize your XR Elite headset to enjoy a crystal clear view. 

How to adjust the IPD on VIVE XR Elite?

The XR Elite headsets come with an adjustable slider to move physically move the lenses toward and away from each other. Physical IPD adjustment is the preferred solution here, as software solutions usually lead to weird fringing on the image, like we saw with early generation VR headsets like the Oculus Rift.

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Your headset will show you a prompt displaying your current IPD when adjusting it. Continue adjusting until you have a natural and perfect view.

How to determine your IPD?

There are several ways you can find out your IPD:

  • Consult a professional eye doctor or optometrist to determine your IPD.
  • Use a mirror and a ruler to measure the distance between your eyes.
  • Use a third-party online tool or app to determine your IPD.

It is extremely important to know your IPD. If you don’t have the right IPD set on your VIVE XR Elite, you will feel eye strain, have a blurry view, and even feel sick after a while. 

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