How to Connect Gear 360 (2017) to Google Street View?

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Constellation

How to Connect Gear 360 (2017) to Google Street View?

I couldn't find an answer for this anywhere! Can anyone please help?

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Astronaut
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Accepted by SamsungCole (Samsung Moderator)
‎09-01-2017 05:48 PM

Re: How to Connect Gear 360 (2017) to Google Street View?

Hi,

 

Actually Samsung Gear 360 (2017) is not compatible with Google Street View. Also is not compatible with other smartphones than galaxy 7, 8 and A5 2017, iPhone 6 et 7.... But it is very useful to scratch your back.

 

Courage! Google updates should come.

When? We don't know...

 

Julien

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Supernova

Re: How to Connect Gear 360 (2017) to Google Street View?

Here's a Google Article on how to set that up. 

  1. Make sure a micro SD card is inserted. The card slot is located behind the door.
  2. Turn the camera on by pressing and holding the power button on the side.
  3. Make sure the camera is fully charged. On the camera screen, you can see the battery level.
  4. Press and hold the Menu button until you see "Gear 360 Manager".
  5. Press the Menu button twice until until you see "Google Street View".
  6. Press the button on the top of the camera to select this mode and turn on Wi-Fi.
  7. Make sure your phone is fully charged.
  8. On your phone, open the Settings app.
  9. Connect your phone to the 360 camera's wifi network (which will end in ".OSC"). The default password is the set of 8 numbers shown on the second line of the camera display.
  10. Open the Google Street View app .
  11. When the phone is connected to the camera, you’ll see a blue linked camera.

There's also a Youtube video tutorial on how to do this. Smiley Happy 


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Constellation

Re: How to Connect Gear 360 (2017) to Google Street View?

Hi,

 

thanks for the details. But mine is a 2017 Gear version and not the old one.

 

can you please share a relevant solution?

Astronaut
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Accepted by SamsungCole (Samsung Moderator)
‎09-01-2017 05:48 PM

Re: How to Connect Gear 360 (2017) to Google Street View?

Hi,

 

Actually Samsung Gear 360 (2017) is not compatible with Google Street View. Also is not compatible with other smartphones than galaxy 7, 8 and A5 2017, iPhone 6 et 7.... But it is very useful to scratch your back.

 

Courage! Google updates should come.

When? We don't know...

 

Julien

Constellation

Re: How to Connect Gear 360 (2017) to Google Street View?

[ Edited ]

SamsungMel,

 

Your answer is WRONG! Your Answer is ONLY for the Original Gear 360 camera and NOT for the Gear 360 2017 edition.

Supernova

Re: How to Connect Gear 360 (2017) to Google Street View?

I do apologize about that misunderstanding, @user7CACVT7LYr. Thanks for pointing that out! 

Try this actual Google forum on the 2017 model's of our Gear 360 and their Street View service. Turns out, the Gear 2017 version doesn't work automatically with the Street View app as does the 2016 version. However, you can take the photos, save them on Google Photos and then upload in the app. You can read more details here. Hope this helps. Smiley Happy 


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Astronaut

Re: How to Connect Gear 360 (2017) to Google Street View?

I also have the same problem

Constellation

Re: How to Connect Gear 360 (2017) to Google Street View?

Hi @SamsungMel,

 

How do you recommend the stitching work for the Google Stree View?

 

The auto-stitched ones using Gear 360 ActionDirector does not show up as a 360 scene in Google Photos and can not be imported to Google Street View app.

 

Importing failed

Unable to import 1 photo(s). The image's size should be at least 3840x1920.

 

The only way that seem to work is stitching from the Gear 360 mobile app and download, but not only that's inconvenient, it also limits the resolution to 4096x2048 instead of 5472x2736.

 

 

Constellation

Re: How to Connect Gear 360 (2017) to Google Street View?

very sad to read that Good functionality was taken out, instead of just additing NEW functionality PLUS keeping the already existing functionality.

Constellation

Re: How to Connect Gear 360 (2017) to Google Street View?

@SamsungMel - Any ideas if Samsung will be updating the Gear 360 to include access to Google streetview (my whole point of purchasing the 360 was to access Google Streetview)?

 

Currently its only purpose is an expensive paperweight.