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  1. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Full disclosure: I am a 67 year old woman. I do not do the gaming that other users would probably get a greater kick out of. My uses are more limited, and even I love it. I have been going to the Ocean Rift experience recently, and it's great. You get to swim around under the ocean; I actually yelled out (and laughed) when a large manatee swam right up to me or when I was in a shark cage and a great white came right at me.
    For Netflix alone it is worth it. You get to watch movies/tv shows on the big (theatre sized) screen from the luxurious interior of my mountain side mansion (my media room is a grand two story environment - I must be rather affluent) from the comfort of my actual life bed.
    The first night I used this I sprung for a paid movie, "The Martian" in 3D. It was wonderful, but the free stuff alone is good, and, since the apparatus itself was free, well how could I go wrong?
    Really happy with this. Can you tell?
    Hi barskin!

    Awesome that you love the Gear VR. Also awesome that a refined mature woman such as yourself takes the time to teach some of these youngsters a thing or two

    Anyhoo, I'm going to ask you to do me a favor. Can you get comfy and try the National Geographic sample video with the helicopter? I know that's a vague description, I found it in the featured block in the videos section of the Gear VR menu if that helps.

    I've found that the Gear VR isolates me from the real world so well that some videos (that one in particular) gives me some serious motion sickness. The kind that makes you glad you have hardwood floors, and requires a mop. It does the same thing to my wife — who is also a refined mature lady but doesn't affect my kids (in their late twenties) or my neighbor's teenage daughter.

    I'm curious to see if it might be something to do with younger folks versus older folks, and your input would be greatly appreciated.
    TemporalBeef likes this.
    03-16-2016 09:17 PM
  2. tcdude's Avatar
    I'm really liking the gear vr too just a question though where exactly are the games saved to I can't find the location and is there any way to uninstall some of the games we downloaded?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-16-2016 09:24 PM
  3. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    I don't to gaming and I sold mine to a co-worker for sixty bucks. My husband still has his and he's wanting to try it but we're planning on selling his too but now it makes me want to try it after reading here.

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    03-17-2016 01:04 AM
  4. mukul taneja's Avatar
    vr seems good ..but can it a be a really helpful device in day to day life ?
    03-17-2016 08:10 AM
  5. Steve Wellens's Avatar
    Lasted about 5 minutes. Ive got a problem with motion sickness. Bummer because it was really cool. : (
    03-17-2016 03:53 PM
  6. SprintFun's Avatar
    vr seems good ..but can it a be a really helpful device in day to day life ?
    what do you mean, to like help cure cancer? To me there's no doubt its a novelty, but it's really cool. The Netflix is great, the short videos are good too. Don't waste your time on the Cirque show, it is only like a 3 minute clip
    03-17-2016 04:04 PM
  7. edubb256's Avatar
    Lasted about 5 minutes. Ive got a problem with motion sickness. Bummer because it was really cool. : (
    This is not an uncommon side effect of VR and other simulators, often caused by the inconsistent messages to the brain from the eyes and the vestibular system. Many people who get motion sickness, don't suffer if they view VR content in which they are not changing directions. In other words, viewing content in which they are either not moving or moving only in a straight line, doesn't cause the motion sickness.
    03-17-2016 05:48 PM
  8. ujprete's Avatar
    If you use the surround shot mode of your camera it will store it in the gallery then load your phone in the vr and relive those vacation photos like never before just be sure and fill the whole little ball up when taking the pic
    LanceAllan likes this.
    03-17-2016 08:36 PM
  9. barskin's Avatar
    what do you mean, to like help cure cancer? To me there's no doubt its a novelty, but it's really cool. The Netflix is great, the short videos are good too. Don't waste your time on the Cirque show, it is only like a 3 minute clip
    Hey, SprintFun, another video in the not-curing-cancer category, have you watched the short, Sonar? Oooh, it is freak-y.
    03-18-2016 07:14 AM
  10. stylon69's Avatar
    I'm struggling with mine a little - I wear varifocal glasses and just can't seem to find the sweet-spot where everything is in focus. I've tried not wearing them but I run out out adjustment on the wheel just before it all comes into focus. If I wear my glasses I still struggle to get focus because my glasses are pushed right up close onto my face... after a short while my glasses steam up too...

    Anyone in a similar position who has found a solution?
    03-18-2016 11:00 AM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    Don't watch movies that steam up your glasses! LOL
    Sorry- I couldn't resist.
    03-18-2016 11:37 AM
  12. makaroni's Avatar
    vr seems good ..but can it a be a really helpful device in day to day life ?
    I don't think it was meant to be practical or helpful in every day life. It's for gaming and to add another perspective on how we'll be using our phones in the future. Definitely not practical for every day life at the moment but I can assure you some genius is going to find a way to make VR useful for every day life. Just wait
    03-18-2016 11:58 AM
  13. Geotig's Avatar
    Anyone in a similar position who has found a solution?
    I think it depends on you sight problem. In my dad's case (myopia and astigmatism), he just needs to take off his lens and play a little with the distance between the eyes and the screen. (using Google Cardboard here, as I don't have a Samsung phone right now)
    03-18-2016 02:24 PM
  14. tcdude's Avatar
    You can access your gallery (photos and videos) right from your opening menu. It's easy. I don't have 3D movies, but I have a lot of regular movies. The resolution is not so hot for these, however.
    Where do you find your gallery in oculus I looked everywhere, and can we uninstall directly from the oculus menu?

    Thanks

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    03-18-2016 02:39 PM
  15. LanceAllan's Avatar
    Can't wait now

    Thanks

    Sent from my Chrome™ Samsung S7 Edge
    03-18-2016 06:50 PM
  16. LanceAllan's Avatar
    If you use the surround shot mode of your camera it will store it in the gallery then load your phone in the vr and relive those vacation photos like never before just be sure and fill the whole little ball up when taking the pic
    Where is this setting? Do you need to hook up the VR gear first?

    Sent from my Chrome™ Samsung S7 Edge
    03-18-2016 06:57 PM
  17. ProMed's Avatar
    I'm struggling with mine a little - I wear varifocal glasses and just can't seem to find the sweet-spot where everything is in focus. I've tried not wearing them but I run out out adjustment on the wheel just before it all comes into focus. If I wear my glasses I still struggle to get focus because my glasses are pushed right up close onto my face... after a short while my glasses steam up too...

    Anyone in a similar position who has found a solution?
    These wipes helped me with fogging issues. I just use the wipes and then give the lenses a light polish with my microfiber.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001JH417Q

    Gear VR: I am diggin' it!-51ke-ki6-tl.jpg
    03-18-2016 07:24 PM
  18. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    I kind of want to buy a 360 video camera now. It would be cool to watch home videos in 360 view through the VR. Or to relive life moments through virtual reality.
    03-18-2016 10:48 PM
  19. zipro's Avatar
    vr seems good ..but can it a be a really helpful device in day to day life ?
    On a long-haul flight it certainly can. Provided you bring a charger or a battery bank, as it completely kills battery life
    03-19-2016 12:28 AM
  20. barskin's Avatar
    Where do you find your gallery in oculus I looked everywhere, and can we uninstall directly from the oculus menu?

    Thanks

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    I am sorry. I cannot remember how I got my gallery into the menu, but I will find out for you.
    03-19-2016 07:15 AM
  21. barskin's Avatar
    I am telling you: Watch the Oculus short, "Sonar." It is the...most...fun. You are alone in a drone going to find the source of a distress call from a distant asteroid. You don't want to miss it.
    03-19-2016 07:18 AM
  22. ujprete's Avatar
    Where is this setting? Do you need to hook up the VR gear first?

    Sent from my Chrome™ Samsung S7 Edge
    In the camera app under mode. if it isn't already there just tap more and download it for free. I didn't have to hook up to vr gear first the mode was in my camera already and I wanted to know what it was so I took a picture with it then thought wonder if this has to do with the vr plugged it in and hey happy coincidence
    03-19-2016 07:52 AM
  23. BearlyFloats's Avatar
    I can't post links yet, but you have to create a specific file path that will tell Oculus Cinema to offer the movie in 3D.

    SD Card support is coming soon for the S7/7E, but for now the movie file needs to be saved on device:

    DCIM > Movies > Oculus > Movies > 3D [File]

    Then when you load up Oculus Video, you can choose from a list of "My Videos" and if the file is HSBS/SBS or Blu-ray 3D, it will automatically play in 3D.

    I've watched Jurassic World and In The Heart Of The Sea like this and both were very enjoyable. When they get the resolution increased in the coming years, it's going to be ...unreal.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-19-2016 08:46 AM
  24. tcdude's Avatar
    I am sorry. I cannot remember how I got my gallery into the menu, but I will find out for you.
    OK cool thanks

    As for virtual shot I don't see it but I do see surround shot is it the same thing?

    And what about dual shot that shoots from front and rear is it similar to the 360 camera can we some sort of 360 video we can view with the headset?

    Thanks

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-19-2016 08:49 AM
  25. ujprete's Avatar
    OK cool thanks

    As for virtual shot I don't see it but I do see surround shot is it the same thing?

    And what about dual shot that shoots from front and rear is it similar to the 360 camera can we some sort of 360 video we can view with the headset?

    Thanks

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Surround shot is what you want
    03-19-2016 09:06 AM
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