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Gear 360 Accessory Value Kit

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I see that Samsung has released the Gear 360 Accessory Value Kit and the kit contains a bluetooth remote control.

 

I'm wondering whether, when using the remote, the Gear 360 will still be able to geotag any images that it takes.

The Gear 360 geotags images using GPS data from the connected Samsung mobile (S7 etc).

 

Does the remote connect to the Gear 360 at the same time as the Samsung mobile, so the mobile is used for GPS data and the remote simply triggers the shutter?

 

Or does the remote connect to the Gear 360 but the Samsung mobile does not connect and therefore no GPS data is available for the Gear 360 to geotag images?

 

Anyone got any experience of the Value Kit and it's remote control?

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I see that Samsung has released the Gear 360 Accessory Value Kit and the kit contains a bluetooth remote control.

 

I'm wondering whether, when using the remote, the Gear 360 will still be able to geotag any images that it takes.

The Gear 360 geotags images using GPS data from the connected Samsung mobile (S7 etc).

 

Does the remote connect to the Gear 360 at the same time as the Samsung mobile, so the mobile is used for GPS data and the remote simply triggers the shutter?

 

Or does the remote connect to the Gear 360 but the Samsung mobile does not connect and therefore no GPS data is available for the Gear 360 to geotag images?

 

Anyone got any experience of the Value Kit and it's remote control?

These are good questions; but why would you need this remote if you already have an S7? You can remotely trigger from that just as well, not to mention control picture parameters and see what you are shooting (leaving aside the GPS metadata issue).

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These are good questions; but why would you need this remote if you already have an S7?

 

I find using my S7 as a remote to be too clumsy a lot of the time.

The 'shutter button' in the 'Gear 360 Manager' application is too low on the screen and doesn't align naturally with the position of my thumb.

Holding my Gear 360 and monopod in my right hand i feel like i don't have a perfect grip on my S7 in my left hand.

And the last thing i'd want to happen is for me to drop my S7 somewhere.

 

So a small, easy to hold, remote control would suit me better - my S7 can then stay safely in my jacket pocket.

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