Congratulations on your Stylus XR purchase!
This Quick Start Guide will help you to set up your Stylus XR.
1. Unboxing & Charging
Unbox your Stylus XR and make sure that Stylus XR and the head-mounted tracking unit (HMU) for Microsoft HoloLens 2 are both charged.
2. Download 'Stylus XR' application
Use your HoloLens 2 and open the Microsoft Store application, search for Stylus XR and download the Stylus XR application.
Please note that Stylus XR can only be used in compatible apps excluding the main menu of HoloLens 2. Instead please use hand gestures to navigate through your HoloLens 2.
3. Activate Bluetooth
Make sure that on your HoloLens 2 device Bluetooth is activated.
Go to "Settings" > Devices and turn on Bluetooth.
4. Turn on your devices
Turn on your HMU by pressing the button on top of the unit and then turn on your Stylus XR by pressing the Back Button for a few seconds. The Status LED will turn on.
5. Mount HMU on HoloLens 2
Mount your HMU on your HoloLens 2 device by carefully pulling the two outer brackets slightly outwards.
6. Connect your HMU with your 'Stylus XR' application for the first time
Open the "Stylus XR" application on your HoloLens 2 device. The application is automatically searching for available HMUs in your area. Once the application detects a HMU, use the Air Tap gesture to click on the detected device.
As soon as the HMU is connected, you’ll see the status Connected. You’ll also see information about the battery status as well as the name of the HMU.
7. Pairing of your Stylus XR and HMU
Pair your Stylus XR with your HMU. Check the list of all available Stylus XR devices and click on your displayed Stylus XR device. Once the Stylus XR vibrates the connection has been successful.
Please also check the Status LED of your Stylus XR:
|Blue, Blinking||Stylus XR is turned on, but not connected|
|Blue, Steady||Stylus XR is connected to HMU|
|Red, Steady||Firmware update in progress (users can manually choose to update, internet connection is required|
8. Calibration & Configuration of your Stylus XR
To ensure an ideal experience, we recommend to adjust the calibration individually by each user.
Calibrate your Stylus XR by clicking on the Calibrate button in your Stylus XR application.
Follow the three steps in your Stylus XR application for calibrating the Stylus XR.
You are also able to adapt the Stylus XR to your right or left hand by clicking the respective buttons. The Ray of your Stylus XR directs to the corresponding side. These settings will be saved for this specific HMU.
Tip: Turn off your Stylus XR device by clicking both buttons at the same time.
Your Stylus XR is now ready to be used in compatible apps.
9. Next Steps
Download the Stylus XR Demo application from Microsoft Store and experience the capabilities of Stylus XR.
For developers creating own applications with Stylus XR we provide a Software Development Kit (SDK). Our Stylus XR Toolkit (STK) as well as a documentation are available on GitHub.
For any further questions, feel free to contact our support.
Settings, Updates & further information
Changing the device name
In the Stylus XR application you are also able to change the name of your HMU by clicking on the Rename button. Click on the three dots and use the keyboard to enter a new name (max. 9 digits). Confirm the new name by clicking on the Check button.
Review your device name, device address, firmware version and app version by clicking on the Info button.
Click the update symbol on the right top corner in the info window to check whether new updates are available. Please note that an Internet connection is required for this step. Updates can only be started manually.
In case a new update is available, click on the Update button and carefully follow the instructions displayed in the Stylus XR app.
The update process might take up to 5 minutes. Please note that the connection status might change to disconnect during this process.
Stylus XR HoloLens App -
Stylus XR Demo App -
Stylus XR Tool Kit - https://github.com/Holo-Light-GmbH/StylusToolKit-Unity