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Samsung’s Gear 360 is finally available from major carriers and Best Buy

Samsung's Gear 360 is now available from major US carriers such as Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T as well as at Best Buy for $349.99.

Published onOctober 17, 2016

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Samsung’s 360-degree camera launched way back in February, and until now, it hasn’t exactly been easy to buy one of these bad boys. That’s because even though the Gear 360 went on sale in the US in mid-August, it was an extremely limited release. Well, if you’ve been looking to buy Samsung’s 360-degree camera, you’ll be pleased to know that it is now available from major carriers in the US and Best Buy for $349.99.

Samsung Gear 360 review

With the emergence of VR, 360-degree photos and videos are increasingly becoming popular. Facebook already offers a fully-integrated way of viewing and sharing 360-degree media content, and it even lets you post 360-degree photos and videos as comments. If you ask me, this is only the beginning, and it seems like Samsung has also noticed that 360-degree photography is slowly gaining traction.

Samsung’s very own 360-degree camera was only available through certain online retailers, but now you can purchase one from in-store retailers like AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and UScellular. If carriers aren’t your thing, you can check out your local Best Buy as well.

Just to quickly recap, the Gear 360 boasts 30-megapixel spherical stills and up to 3840 x 1920 resolution in video-recording. Unlike the LG 360 Cam, the Gear 360 is capable of shooting 4K content and in general, boasts higher quality photos and videos. The Gear 360 has a screen on top for basic information, which isn’t all that useful (but better than nothing, I guess). It is powered by a 1,350 mAh battery that should give you enough juice, but it is also user-replaceable, so you can always swap it out for a charged one. Just FYI, it is IP53 certified, meaning very minimal protection against water.

Will you be buying the Gear 360? Thoughts on its price tag? Let us know by leaving a comment below!


Samsung Gear 360 Launches In-Store, Expanding Consumer Access to VR Content Creation

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – October 17, 2016 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced expanded availability of the Samsung Gear 360, an affordable, high-resolution, consumer 360-degree camera, starting at $349.991 from major in-store retailers including AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, UScellular, and Verizon Wireless stores, in addition to its continued sale online.

The Gear 360 provides a new way to create and share even more rich memories of your friends, family and adventures. Because Gear 360 captures in 360 degree spheres, you can relive the whole experience, in 30MP spherical stills, or up to 3840 X 1920 high resolution video. Using a compatible Galaxy device, consumers can easily edit, stitch and share 360 content via 360-supported social networks, or view it with Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus. Suited for any environment, the dust and splash-resistant Gear 360 is portable, versatile, and user-friendly.2

“The Gear 360 is a new frontier documenting life’s memories, in the most immersive way possible today, and then sharing that via social, or directly into Virtual Reality,” said Nick DiCarlo, Vice President of Immersive Product Strategy at Samsung Electronics America. “With the Gear 360, consumers will be able create their own immersive experiences and share them with their friends and family.”

With the addition of Gear 360, Samsung delivers an end-to-end VR ecosystem that makes quality virtual reality experiences more accessible than ever. Capture with Gear 360, upload and share to Samsung VR (mobile app, web player and Gear VR app), and view in Gear VR. It is a complete solution for creating and sharing rich memories. Pushing the limits of today’s technology, the Gear 360, Gear VR and countless other devices in between, redefine possibility and improve how consumers connect, share, organize and get more out of life.

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1 Prices may vary
2 Certified IP53 for protection against harmful deposits of dust and against water sprayed at any angle up to 60˚ from vertical.


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