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  1. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    After a long hiatus in its case, I charged up the Gear 360 for an upcoming event... only to discover that it is apparently abandonware.

    The first sign of trouble was the Gear 360 app - the Google Play Store has version 1.4.00, even though version 1.5.00 was released months later. No matter: neither works well with Android R as attempts to view the Gallery crash the app. I tried older versions from APK Mirror, but none of them worked.

    Next is the bewildering issue of files. I have a 400 GB SanDisk microSD card in it. There were no files on it. I shot three short VR sample videos in our den; inserted the card into my PC and copied them there. Then, working with Gear 360 Action Director, I tried to open the videos and edit them. Here's where it gets weird.

    I can open the videos in Explorer and see myself, in my den, walking around the camera. Importing them into Action Director, however, the same file names show an old event from years ago - instead of a 30-second clip, it's nearly 12 minutes!

    Can't I just format the card and wipe it clean? NO - because the Gear 360 write-protected the card! I can't even delete the files on it now! Attempts to remove the read-only attribute in command line failed.

    Unless I can find a way around this, we have an expensive (and stylish) paperweight.

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I never actually saw a Gear 360, but then I'm not in the United States. I remember people online lamenting about the Microsoft Zune, and I never saw one of them either.
  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Try to imagine an HTC RE except not handheld and with tripod legs @mikedt

    If I ever find mine again (RE) I hope it still works when I charge it @The_Chief

Samsung Gear 360 (New)

Samsung Gear 360 (New) Forum


With the Samsung Gear 360 (New) app, you can create, view, and share 360 content on your smartphone, and enjoy various features by connecting Gear 360. ※ This app is compatible with Gear 360 (2017) and Gear 360. Main Features: - Connect to and disconnect from Gear 360. - Remotely shoot video and preview your recording - View 360 content and save files to your smartphone - Share your created content on social media services - Share your best moment using Live Broadcast (only Gear 360 (2017)) - Check Gear 360 status and settings. - Sync Date and Time, as well as GPS data. - Highly compatible with Gear VR Gear 360 lets you easily create, view, and share high quality 360 videos and photos of your memorable experiences. With 360 Live Broadcast, share your best moment in real time and get live interactions (Only Gear 360 (2017)) Create your own virtual reality content to enjoy through Gear VR. List of Supported Devices: Galaxy Note9, Galaxy S9, S9+, Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note FE, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge, Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018) - Some features provided by the Samsung Gear 360 (New) application are only available when Samsung Gear 360 is connected to your mobile device. - Supported devices vary depending on your region, operator, and device brand. Please check the compatible smartphone list on the official homepage. - The Live broadcast feature requires the Nougat OS or later version update. - Samsung Gear 360 (New) app doesn't support the NFC feature for Gear 360 (SM-C200). If you would like to use NFC feature, download the previous app (Samsung Gear 360 Manager) from the link below. http://apps.samsung.com/appquery/appDetail.as?appId=com.samsung.android.samsunggear360manager The following permissions are required for the app service. For optional permissions, the default functionality of the service is turned on, but not allowed. [Required permissions] - Location : Used for saving location information in recorded content by Gear360. - Storage : Used for saving or editing recorded content by Gear360. [Optional permission] - Contact : Used to share live url during using live broadcast with Gear360. - SMS : Used to check receiving sms or mms during using the viewfinder remotely with Gear360. If your system software version is lower than Android 6.0, please update the software to configure App permissions. Previously allowed permissions can be reset on Apps menu in device settings after software update.

October 24, 2019
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