Please used 5v, 2.1A usb port to charge your SamsungGear 360, it's work for me to activate Gear360.
PS: i dont have Note8, i came from Singapore, i tired use samsung Powerbank, it's work wont for me.
Samsung, this is how you treat your loyalty fans
I haven't used my Gear 360 in about a year.
Over the last 2 days, I turned my house upside down trying to find any kind of USB charger I could get my hands on. I found one very old universal adapter that I purchased 15 years ago hiding at the very back of my bottom drawer, under some old photos around the same time period that had the label 5V, 1amp. I plugged it in and it didn't work! I punched the wall a couple times, turn around and looked at my Gear 360. THE RED LIGHT WAS ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I started jumping around the room like a nutcase screaming where my girlfriend got scared and ran out of the room. Oh my god, what an adrenaline run!!!!!! IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DDDDDDDDDDD
In total, I tried about 20+ different adapters, PC connections, cables, everything on this thread, etc... Just like someone said on this thread, you need a very low amp. I tried a 1.5amp but it didn't work the day before. Looks like 5v, 1amp is the key (original Samasung cable)!
What worked for me was plugging a USB volt/ammeter dongle into my charger and plugging the 360's typeC charger cable into the dongle.
At first the meter showed 5.3V 0.0A but after a few minutes there was a flicker of life, the ammeter showed 0.01A and a couple of minutes later it climbed to 0.93A and a few seconds later the charge light finally turned on.
I think the meter was putting enough load on the charger to trick it into switching on its charge mode, maybe this is why some people have found older chargers succeed where the new ones don't .