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Is Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges a single or multiplayer experience?

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is a single player experience.

How old do you need to be to use the headset?

The Lenovo Mirage AR headset is designed to fit comfortably for individuals over the age of 13.

Can this headset be used for applications other than Star Wars: Jedi Challenges?

Currently, the Lenovo Mirage AR headset is for use only with the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges experience.

Will there be additional games added over time?

Currently, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is the only available experience, offering three different modes: Lightsaber battles, Strategic combat, and Holochess, with multiple difficulty levels and unique challenges to overcome.

My phone is not in the compatibility list. Can I still play?

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges does require a compatible smartphone in order to run properly. For a list of currently compatible phones, visit If your phone is not listed, the experience may not be optimized and may not work as expected. Different phones continue to be tested for compatibility, so check back often for the newest list.

How much physical movement and space is required for Star Wars: Jedi Challenges?

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is designed to be played standing and in motion, within a recommended space of at least 1.5 meters x 3 meters (59 inches to 118 inches), and at a distance of at least 1.5m (59 inches) from the Tracking Beacon. For the best experience, we recommend being able to move freely when playing.

Can I wear glasses and still use the headset to play Star Wars: Jedi Challenges?

The Lenovo Mirage AR headset is designed to fit most commonly sized prescription glasses. The headset’s dimensions (where the glasses would fit) are 154mm x 45mm (6 inches x 1.78 inches).

How is the Lenovo Mirage AR headset powered?

The Lenovo Mirage AR Headset contains and is powered by a 2200 mAh lithium polymer battery, providing up to 5 hours of play time. Actual usage time may vary. There is a Micro USB port on the headset, and a Micro USB charger provided in the package, to enable recharging.

How does the lightsaber interact with the headset?

Cameras in the Lenovo Mirage AR headset are able to detect the position of the lightsaber while the lightsaber controller is paired with the activated smartphone via Bluetooth. The phone combines sensor and positional information to enable accurate detection and optics.

Are there any sensors built-in the headset and/or the lightsaber?

There are multiple sensors in the Lightsaber controller and the Lenovo Mirage AR headset. Rotation information is captured through the gyroscope of the player’s smartphone which is inserted into and connected to the headset.

What is the image quality seen inside the headset?

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is a smartphone-powered augmented reality experience, designed for the player to see clear in-game graphics as well as their natural environment. Images seen through the headset are projected from the inserted smartphone, optimized through the device's optical components, onto the real world. The exact pixel density of what each player sees will vary based on the smartphone used to power the experience.

Will my compatible phone get warm when playing Star Wars: Jedi Challenges?

Some mobile devices, including smartphones, may become warmer when running graphics found in apps such as Jedi Challenges, especially if you use the devices to play games for an extended period of time. Our application is designed to manage game performance within the established parameters of your supported phone to deliver a safe, high quality gameplay experience.
The path to becoming a Jedi can be challenging, we suggest you take a break during longer play sessions to ensure the best game play experience. However, each person and device is different, so take more frequent and longer breaks if you feel you need to.
The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges App has three graphics quality settings. If you would like to conserve device battery please choose a lower graphics setting.

How should I adjust my headset for the most comfortable experience?

Watch the video guide. The Lenovo Mirage AR headset is designed to deliver an immersive Star Wars: Jedi Challenges experience. Follow these simple adjustment steps for a more comfortable experience:
a. If you have changed the straps adjustment, make sure that both sides and top strap are set to middle-length position
b. Hold the headset on its side with two hands, and press it moderately on your face, making sure the straps are above the headset
c. With your left or right hand, grab the straps and pull them above your head, then down back under your head back curve
d. With your left then right hand, adjust the sides, one at a time, making sure you do not tighten the headset with one strap only, but balancing both sides
e. Adjust the top strap with your left or right hand, while maintaining the headset with the other hand on your face until the headset to pull up. When you feel this pull, secure the strap in its lock position.
Following these simple steps will ensure better front and back balance of the headset providing greater overall comfort during gameplay.

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