Have you ever looked at a photo or video and wanted to see more? Maybe it’s a show by your favourite band, the camera focusing on the singer just as the guitarist lets rip. Or maybe it’s a wedding, and you can see the bride laughing but not what she’s laughing at. Or maybe it’s a big night out where everybody couldn’t fit into a single selfie.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could see life’s best bits from every single angle?
Now you can, thanks to the . It’s no ordinary camera. It’s a 360-degree, 4K camera that enables you to share the whole scene as a photo or video - and you can share in real time, live streaming to friends or family on social so they don’t miss a thing. Not only that, but if you share it with someone who’s got a Gear VR headset, they can .
If you thought 360-degree cameras were just for people throwing themselves off mountains, you’re missing out on a whole world of fun. Extreme sports aren’t the only experiences that benefit from 360-degree filming: any kind of experience is made better when you can get closer to what’s happening. With the Gear VR you can travel to far away places or experience events as if you were right in the middle of them. You can be with friends on the beach, get a bird’s-eye view of the ball game or see the gig as the band members see it. There are thousands of such experiences on Samsung VR from big names such as Warner Brothers, CNN and many more, and with the Gear 360 camera you can easily record and share your own.
Forget status updates, check-ins or tweets: with the Gear 360 . Until somebody invents Star Trek-style teleportation there’s no better way to feel part of an event, whether that’s a big occasion like a wedding or show or something more everyday such as sharing your thoughts or pranking a pal. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing in 360 degrees.
Easy does it
There’s no point in having brilliant technology if it isn’t simple to use. Thankfully the Gear 360 is a doddle to record with, and sharing your recordings is easy too. You can shoot in high quality 4K 360-degree video or take 15MP photos, and you can share the results via the Gear 360 app. Can you filter them? Of course - and you can add stickers too. You can even convert your videos into standard video formats for sharing with people whose devices don’t support 360-degree video. The poor souls.
The Gear 360 isn’t going to cramp your style either. It’s slim, sleek and super portable, and it pairs not just with the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 but with other Samsung handsets, Android and iOS devices as well as PCs and Macs*.
VR the people
If you’ve already experienced the Gear VR you don’t need us to tell you how amazing VR can be - but you might like to know that Samsung’s made a great product even better. The Gear VR is more immersive than ever, with even more precise head tracking, an exceptionally wide field of view and of course the vivid colours and superb contrast that only Samsung’s Super AMOLED displays can deliver*. Where some headsets make you feel like somebody’s stuck a bucket on your head the Gear VR is comfortable and ergonomic: it’s super lightweight and cushioned in the softest suede to minimise light leaking and maximise comfort.
And that’s not all. Samsung has also created the new Gear VR controller to make experiences even more natural, with a range of controller-specific apps and the ability to make virtual worlds work your way. Like the headset it’s ergonomically designed to stay comfortable throughout even the longest adventure or gaming marathon.
There’s never been a better time to get into 360-degree video and virtual reality - and there’s never been a better time to buy the Gear 360 and Gear VR with controller either. That’s because throughout July you can get a discount on the kit to make it more affordable than ever before. What experiences will you share?
* Gear 360 compatible with Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, A5 (2017) running Android 5.0 or later, and iPhone 7, 7+, 6S, 6S+, SE running iOS 10.0 or later, PCs and Macs. Android and iOS devices require a mobile app and PCs & Macs require installation of software to work with Gear 360