Table of Contents Read me first Basics Health and safety warnings 39 Using the touchpad 42 Oculus Home screen and VR App screen Getting started 44 Moving the pointer or the 16 About the Gear VR screen 17 Package contents 45 Selecting items 18 Device layout 48 Managing apps...
Table of Contents Apps 54 Oculus Store 56 Oculus Video 57 VR Gallery 61 Oculus 360 Photos Troubleshooting Safety information...
Gear VR for other purposes may result in injury. • To use the Gear VR, it must be connected to a Samsung Galaxy Note5, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung Galaxy S6, or Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. The Gear VR cannot be operated by itself.
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Read me first Health and safety warnings • Please ensure that all users of the Gear VR read the warnings below carefully before using the Gear VR to reduce the risk of personal injury, discomfort or property damage. • These health and safety warnings are periodically updated for accuracy and completeness.
Read me first • We recommend consulting a physician before using the Gear VR if you are pregnant, elderly, have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders, or suffer from a heart condition or other serious medical condition. Seizures Some people (about 1 in 4,000) may have severe dizziness, seizures, epileptic seizures or blackouts triggered by light flashes or patterns, and this may occur while they are watching TV, playing video games or experiencing virtual reality, even...
Read me first Children The Gear VR should not be used by children under the age of 13. Adults should monitor children (age 13 and older) who are using or have used the Gear VR for any of the symptoms described below, and should limit the time children spend using the Gear VR and ensure they take breaks during use.
Read me first General instructions and precautions You should always follow these instructions and observe these precautions while using the Gear VR to reduce the risk of injury or discomfort. Use only in a safe environment • The Gear VR produces an immersive virtual reality experience that distracts you from and blocks your view of your actual surroundings.
Read me first • Make sure the Gear VR is level and secured comfortably on your head, and that you see a single, clear image. • Ease into the use of the Gear VR to allow your body to adjust. Use for only a few minutes at a time at first, and only increase the amount of time using the Gear VR gradually as you grow accustomed to virtual reality.
Read me first • Do not use the Gear VR while in a moving vehicle such as a car, bus, or train, as this can increase your susceptibility to adverse symptoms. • Take at least a 10 to 15 minute break every 30 minutes, even if you don’t think you need it.
Read me first • Listening to sound at high volumes can cause irreparable damage to your hearing. Background noise, as well as continued exposure to high volume levels, can make sounds seem quieter than they actually are. Due to immersive nature of virtual reality, do not use the Gear VR with the sound at a high volume so that you can maintain awareness of your surroundings and reduce the risk of hearing...
Read me first • Just as with the symptoms people can experience after they disembark a cruise ship, symptoms of virtual reality exposure can persist and become more apparent hours after use. These post-use symptoms can include the symptoms above, as well as excessive drowsiness and decreased ability to multi-task.
Read me first • Be mindful of the type of content that you were using prior to the onset of any symptoms because you may be more prone to symptoms based upon the content being used. • Consult a physician if you have serious and/or persistent symptoms.
Read me first Radio frequency interference The Gear VR can emit radio waves that can affect the operation of nearby electronics, including cardiac pacemakers. If you have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, do not use the Gear VR without first consulting your physician or the manufacturer of your medical device.
Getting started About the Gear VR The Samsung Gear VR (also referred to as Gear VR) is a head- mounted, virtual reality device that provides an immersive experience for a wide range of users. When you connect a mobile device to the Gear VR, you can enjoy 2D or 3D content and play games by launching apps on the mobile device.
• Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. • Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty. •...
Getting started Back key Front cover Touchpad Volume key The Gear VR does not require charging as it is powered using the mobile device’s battery.
Getting started • You can connect the charger to the charger port on the Gear VR. Use only Samsung-approved USB cables and 2A power adaptors. – If you use the Gear VR while the charger is connected, it is powered by the charger and does not use the mobile device's battery.
Getting started • To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket and easily accessible while charging.
Getting started Keys Function • Press to return to the previous screen. • Press and hold to open the Back Universal menu. You can view the status of the Gear VR and configure settings. • Press to adjust the Gear VR Volume volume.
Getting started Wearing the Gear VR Do not put on the Gear VR when you are wearing glasses. Doing so may cause facial injuries. If you need corrective lenses, it is recommended that you wear contact lenses when using the Gear VR. •...
Getting started • The foam cushioning may get dirty if your face is sweating while wearing the Gear VR. Doing so may cause the foam cushioning to deteriorate. Ensure that you keep your face clean and dry when wearing the Gear VR.
Getting started Position the main strap so that the strap loop is at the top. Then, insert each end of the main strap through a strap loop on the Gear VR and use the velcro to fasten each end.
Getting started Attach the hook to the top of the Gear VR’s front frame and pull it upwards until it locks in place.
Getting started Slide the end of the top head strap through the strap loop on the main strap and use the velcro to fasten it. Remove the front cover.
Push the device holder (left) gently ( ) and slide it to position A or B ( ) depending on the size of the mobile device you want to use. A: Samsung Galaxy Note5, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ B: Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge...
Getting started Connect the multipurpose jack of the mobile device to the connector. A sound is emitted when the mobile device is connected properly. • Do not forcefully insert the connector into the mobile device. Doing so may damage the connector. •...
Getting started If the sound is not emitted when you insert the connector into the mobile device, the Gear VR may not have recognised it. Reconnect the devices until you hear the sound. Pull the device holder (right) to the right thoroughly.
Getting started Insert the mobile device into the centre of the Gear VR ( and gently push the device holder (right) to the left until the mobile device locks into place (...
Getting started • Push the mobile device into the Gear VR firmly until it locks in place. If it is not securely locked, the mobile device may accidentally separate from the Gear VR and be damaged. • If you insert the mobile device tilted to one side, it may cause discomfort.
Getting started Adjust the length of the top head strap and the main strap. Do not walk or drive while wearing the Gear VR. Always be aware of your surroundings while using the Gear VR to avoid injuring yourself or others. •...
Getting started Separating the devices Separate the mobile device from the Gear VR when you finish using it. Pull the device holder (right) to the right ( ), and remove the mobile device (...
Getting started Connecting a headset You can connect a headset or a Bluetooth headset to the mobile device when using the Gear VR. A headset or a Bluetooth headset is not supplied with the Gear VR. For more information about connecting a Bluetooth headset, refer to the mobile device’s user manual.
Getting started • Hold the mobile device tightly when connecting the headset especially if the mobile device is inserted while the device holder (left) is in position B. • Headsets that are not supplied with the mobile devices may not connect to the mobile device. Installing the Gear VR software To use the Gear VR, you must manually install the Gear VR software.
Getting started Connect the mobile device to the Gear VR. When a voice prompt requests you to separate the mobile device from the Gear VR, remove the mobile device. Then, perform steps 3–8 on the mobile device. Tap Next. Read and agree to the health and safety warnings, and the terms and conditions in the End User Licence Agreement (EULA), and then tap Next.
Getting started Tap Install Apps to install the additional VR apps. Connect the mobile device to the Gear VR. Or, tap Browse Oculus Store to launch the Oculus Store app. When the software is installed, the Oculus Store app will appear on the Apps screen of the mobile device.
Basics Using the touchpad The touchpad is located on the right side of the Gear VR. Use the touchpad to select items or to control the Gear VR. When you are not wearing the Gear VR, the touchpad does not work. Tapping To select a menu item, tap the touchpad with a finger.
Basics Swiping To move to the next item, swipe forwards across the touchpad. To move to the previous item, swipe backwards across the touchpad.
Basics To move to the next item, swipe downwards across the touchpad. To move to the previous item, swipe upwards across the touchpad. Some apps may not support upwards or downwards swiping actions.
Basics Oculus Home screen and VR App screen Oculus Home screen The Oculus Home screen is the starting point for accessing apps and features. You can launch or download VR apps on the Oculus Home screen. Before the Oculus Home screen opens for the first time, a tutorial will start explaining how to safely use and control the Gear VR.
Basics VR App screen You can launch an app, view app information, and more. On the Oculus Home screen, select Library. Move to an app and select to view information and options for the app. Launch an app. View an app Update the app.
Basics Moving the pointer or the screen The Gear VR recognises your head movements. Move your head in any direction to move the pointer or the screen. The pointer is located in the centre of the screen. Some apps may not display the pointer at all times.
Basics Selecting items You can select items or apps by moving your head and then tapping the touchpad. The following example shows the steps to perform to select an image from VR Gallery. The screen, item selection method, and pointer may differ depending on the app you are using.
Basics Move the pointer to VR Gallery by moving your head, and then tap the touchpad to select it. Move the pointer to Start by moving your head, and then tap the touchpad again to launch the app. Move the pointer to a folder in the list by moving your head.
Basics Move the pointer to an image in the list by moving your head. When the border of the image is highlighted, tap the touchpad to select it. While viewing an image, you can swipe backwards or forwards across the touchpad to view more images.
You can install VR apps on the mobile device while wearing the Gear VR. On the Oculus Home screen, select Store or Samsung, and then select an app. Select FREE or INSTALL, and then follow the on-screen instructions to confirm the installation.
Basics Updating apps You can update default apps and installed apps. On the Oculus Home screen, select Library. Move to an app that you want to update and select . Receiving calls If you receive a call while you are using the Gear VR, a pop-up message is displayed on the screen.
Basics • You cannot answer calls while using the Gear VR. To answer a call, separate the mobile device from the Gear VR and answer the call. • The Gear VR blocks pop-up messages for incoming calls when the Do Not Disturb feature is activated. You can turn on the pop-up messages in the Universal menu.
Basics Rejecting a call When you have an incoming call, a pop-up message is displayed on the screen showing the caller's information. Swipe backwards or forwards across the touchpad to reject the call. Viewing notifications While using the Gear VR, you can check general notifications, such as events, messages, and alarms.
Basics Using the Universal menu You can use the Universal menu to configure settings for the Gear VR. Also, you can view the current time, remaining battery power, and more. Press and hold the Back key to open the Universal menu. To return to the previous screen, press the Back key.
Basics • Do Not Disturb: Off / Do Not Disturb: On: Set the Gear VR to turn pop-up messages on or off for incoming calls and notifications. • Brightness: Adjust the brightness. • Do not attach the front cover when using the mobile device’s rear camera.
Apps Oculus Store Manage apps for the Gear VR on the mobile device. On the mobile device, open the Apps screen and tap Oculus. When you launch the Oculus Store app for the first time, you must sign in to an Oculus account. Tap Log In to sign in to it. If you do not have an account, tap Create Account and follow the on-screen instructions to set up an account.
Apps Uninstalling apps → Library. Swipe to the left or right to select a category, move to the app you want to uninstall, and then tap UNINSTALL. If an app is accidentally uninstalled, you can reinstall it. → Library, swipe to the left or right to select a category, move to the app that you want to reinstall, and then tap INSTALL.
Apps Oculus Video Enjoy videos on a screen in your own virtual movie theatre. On the Oculus Home screen, select Library. Move to Oculus Video and select the app. Select Start. Select a screen category. Videos will be sorted based on the screen type. Select a video and play it.
Apps While watching videos, you can control video playback. Tap the touchpad to use the following features: • : Pause and resume playback. • : View the list of videos. VR Gallery View images and videos from the mobile device. You can also view 360 degree panoramic or 3D videos.
Apps Playing videos Select a video folder. Select a video to watch and select . While watching videos, you can control the playback. Tap the touchpad to use the following features: • : Pause and resume playback. • / : Go to the previous or next video. To rewind a video, swipe backwards across the touchpad.
Apps Viewing images Select an image folder and then select an image. To view the previous image, swipe backwards across the touchpad. To view the next image, swipe forwards across the touchpad. To enlarge the size of the image, swipe upwards on the touchpad.
Apps Viewing 360 degree panoramic videos You can watch videos recorded in normal mode and in 360 degree video recording mode in the 360 degree panoramic view. In the Gallery app on the mobile device, create a folder named "360Videos" and add videos to watch. Viewing 3D videos You can watch videos recorded in normal mode in 3D.
Apps Oculus 360 Photos View 360 degree panoramic images. On the Oculus Home screen, select Library. Move to Oculus 360 Photos and select the app. Select Start. Swipe upwards or downwards across the touchpad to select an image category. Select an image. Turn your head and view a panorama of the image.
Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some situations may not apply to your device. If the tips below do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre. The Oculus Home screen does not appear when the mobile device is connected to the Gear VR •...
Troubleshooting The mobile device is hot to the touch When using apps that require a higher amount of power than normal or when using apps on your device for an extended period, the mobile device may feel hot to the touch. When the Gear VR detects a high temperature, a message appears on the screen warning you to stop wearing the Gear VR and to wait for it to cool down.
Troubleshooting The image on the screen is moving randomly The Gear VR can be affected by magnetic interference created by items, such as computers, TVs, or electric cables. Avoid using the Gear VR in areas affected by magnetic interference. The screen is out of focus •...
Troubleshooting A game controller or Bluetooth headset is not connected • Ensure that the Bluetooth device is connected to the mobile device. • Ensure that the mobile device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum Bluetooth range (10 m). •...
Safety information To prevent injury to yourself and others or damage to your device, read the safety information about your device before using it. Use the device for its intended purpose only. Do not drop or cause an impact to the charger or the device.
Safety information Do not bite or suck the device. Children or animals can choke on small parts. Do not insert the device or supplied accessories into the eyes, ears, or mouth. Doing so may cause suffocation or serious injuries. Do not expose the device to heavy smoke or fumes. Doing so may damage the outside of the device or cause it to malfunction.
Safety information The device can be used in locations with an ambient temperature of 0°C to 35°C. You can store the device at an ambient temperature of -20°C to 50°C. Using or storing the device outside of the recommended temperature ranges may damage the device or reduce the battery’s lifespan.
Safety information If you are allergic to the paint or metal parts on the device, you may experience itching, eczema, or swelling of the skin. If this happens, stop using the device and consult your physician. Do not use your device in a hospital, on an aircraft, or in any automobile that can be affected by radio frequencies.
Do not use the device if it is cracked or broken. Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hands and face. Take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to have it repaired. Use manufacturer-approved batteries, chargers, accessories, and supplies.
Do not disassemble, modify, or repair your device. Any changes or modifications to your device can void your manufacturer’s warranty. If your device needs servicing, take your device to a Samsung Service Centre. When cleaning your device, mind the following. •...
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