1. jj2339's Avatar
    Not sure if this was posted anywhere, but oculus is warning people to not use their gear devices with their note 7 phones until they get a new unit.

    Oculus warns Gear VR users against using the headset with Samsung Galaxy Note7 - GSMArena blog
    MikezDroid likes this.
    09-05-2016 08:31 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up!
    dvarapala likes this.
    09-05-2016 08:39 PM
  3. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    That could be bad. Watching a movie and the thing starts on fire your like this is realistic.

    But on serious note good advice. I remember using mine with the note 5 and the phone got pretty hot
    JohnT3 likes this.
    09-05-2016 09:33 PM
  4. MikezDroid's Avatar
    Not sure if this was posted anywhere, but oculus is warning people to not use their gear devices with their note 7 phones until they get a new unit.

    Oculus warns Gear VR users against using the headset with Samsung Galaxy Note7 - GSMArena blog
    Mine got super hot also. Sound advice
    09-05-2016 10:46 PM
  5. rajeeee's Avatar
    Well I couldn't resist the temptation to play. There are lenses between the Note 7 and my eyes; that should serve as protection if it explodes. Besides I am feeling my Note 7 every few minutes to monitor the temperature, so should be fine.
    09-06-2016 01:00 AM
  6. jj2339's Avatar
    Well I couldn't resist the temptation to play. There are lenses between the Note 7 and my eyes; that should serve as protection if it explodes. Besides I am feeling my Note 7 every few minutes to monitor the temperature, so should be fine.
    Right, it's only your vision.
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    09-06-2016 05:56 AM
  7. donm527's Avatar



    Right, it's only your vision.
    09-06-2016 06:45 AM
  8. dvarapala's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up!
    Pun intended? LOL!

    I don't have a Gear VR, but I have noticed my N7 runs a little warm when rendering graphics (e.g. a YouTube video). But I'm not clear on how this could cause the battery to catch fire. I thought that could only happen while the phone was charging?
    09-06-2016 07:16 AM
  9. jj2339's Avatar
    Pun intended? LOL!

    I don't have a Gear VR, but I have noticed my N7 runs a little warm when rendering graphics (e.g. a YouTube video). But I'm not clear on how this could cause the battery to catch fire. I thought that could only happen while the phone was charging?
    Some people have said the phone can kaboom while not charging. I wouldn't risk your eyesight. I returned mine since the risk of a fire was worrying. I'll likely get a new one once this is sorted.
    09-06-2016 09:31 AM
  10. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I haven't used the device on the new gear VR but going by experience with the S7, the device got very warm while using. Since it's so intensive on the device it also drained battery fast and even after a certain amount of time the VR wouldn't let you watch anything because it wants you to let your device cool down. So I can imagine if that was the norm, it's real important to stay away from it until you get a replacement.
    09-06-2016 09:47 AM

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