The Gear 360 App

Overview

The Samsung Gear 360 Manager app is an app used to remotely control the Samsung Gear 360 when recording 360° videos and photos. It can also be used to view, transfer, edit videos or images from the camera to the phone.

Figure 1  Gear 360 Manager
Figure 1 Gear 360 Manager

Setting up the Environment

Prepare the following to get started with Gear 360.

  • Gear 360

  • Gear 360 Manager App

  • Compatible Galaxy Smartphone
    (S7, S7 edge, Note 5, S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ )

Navigating the Gear 360 Manager

Figure 2 Gear 360 Manager Layout
Figure 2 Gear 360 Manager Layout

Step 1. Connecting the Gear 360 app with a Smartphone

a) Turn on the Gear 360.

b) Download, Install, and launch the Gear Mangaer 360 app on the device. Connect both via Bluetooth.

Figure 3 Connecting the device - 1 Figure 3 Connecting the device - 2

Figure 3 Connecting the device

c) Click on the Gear 360 icon on the lower right part of the screen to get started.

Step 2. Setting up your Gear 360 App

Camera Settings

a) Click the gear button to go the camera settings

Figure 4 Gear 360 Manager App menu
Figure 4 Gear 360 Manager App menu

b) At the camera settings; you can change the ISO sensitivity limit, Sharpness, Remove wind noise, add location tag, resize and save pictures, and Gear 360 device settings and information.

Figure 5 Camera Settings - 1 Figure 5 Camera Settings - 2

Figure 5 Camera Settings

Resolution

a) The second button changes the video or image size.Tap to hange

Figure 6 Resolution
Figure 6 Resolution

b) Select any resolution. Maximum resolution for video is up to 3840 x 1920p and 25.9 megapixels for photos.

Timer

a) Tap the timer button to set the timer settings.

b) Off, and the 2, 5, and 10 second times can be selected.

Figure 7 Timer
Figure 7 Timer
Exposure

a) Control the amount of light going into the Gear 360.

Figure 8 Exposure
Figure 8 Exposure

b) A lower exposure makes the video/photo underexposed. A higher exposure will make it overexposed.

Figure 8 Overexposed and Under Exposed - 1 Figure 8 Overexposed and Under Exposed - 2

Figure 8 Overexposed and Under Exposed

c) Set the exposure based on the environment. For darker places, set the meter high and vice versa.

White Balance

a) Toggle the color temperature of the video/image for a natural look.

Figure 8 White balance setup
Figure 8 White balance setup

b) Choose from many options to be applied.

Figure 9 White balance options
Figure 9 White balance options
Figure 10 White Balance samples - 1 Figure 10 White Balance samples - 2
Figure 10 White Balance samples - 3 Figure 10 White Balance samples - 4
Figure 10 White Balance samples - 5

Figure 10 White Balance samples

Front and Rear and Camera

a) Click the Gear 360 icon to change which lens to use.

Figure 11 Using a Single lens
Figure 11 Using a Single lens

b) To go 360° set it with two arrows pointing in both directions.

Figure 12 Using the Front and Rear Cameras
Figure 12 Using the Front and Rear Cameras
Changing Modes

a) Tap MODE at the lower left part of the screen.

Figure 13 Mode
Figure 13 Mode

b) Select from Video, Photo, and other additional options.

Figure 14 Mode Options
Figure 14 Mode Options
Camera Preview

a) The Preview button changes the viewing modes.

Figure 15 Preview Mode
Figure 15 Preview Mode

Step 3. Recording a Video

a) Click the record button to start recording.

Figure 16 Recording a video
Figure 16 Recording a video

b) Tap the Stop button to end recording. This automatically saves the video into DCIM\Gear360 folder.

c) To view the saved video go to the Gear 360 Gallery.

Figure 17 Gallery
Figure 17 Gallery

Step 4. Capture a Photo

a) Tap the Capture button to take a photo. This will save into the Gear 360 memory.

Figure 18 Capture photo
Figure 18 Capture photo

b) View the photo in the Gallery.