How to Use the Samsung Gear 360
from the user manual
How to take 360° panorama pictures
Fully charge camera: Use the USB cable to fully charge the camera before use, using you phone’s adapter or laptop.(takes hardly 30 minutes for full charge using a laptop).
Mount camera on small tripod / handle (recommended): Before taking photos, mount the camera on the top of a small tripod / handle by simply screwing it in.
Always hold the camera by the tripod / handle for nicer pictures (recommended), and make sure the camera is tightly attached to the handle / tripod.When grabbing the camera not by the handle / tripod, then the hand holding the camera is dominating the lower part of the resulting panorama (giant hand in picture).
Remove lens cover: make sure the lenses are clean, avoid touching lenses
Press Power key to turn on camera, the small screen lights up with a pop sound and the Indicator light flashes blue three times.
Next, we need to define a timer of 2 seconds. This gives enough time to press the button and hold the camera above the head before the photo is taken. (Otherwise we would have a photo of us pressing the button, therefore the timer: to move the camera away from our hand and face)
Press Menu key until you see Settings on the Camera status screen, then press OK key (you are now in the general settings menu).
Press Menu key until you see Timer on the Camera status screen, then press OK key (you are now in the timer settings submenu).
Press Menu key until you see 2 secs on the Camera status screen, then press OK key.
The timer is now set to 2 seconds. Now let’s start taking pictures.
Press Menu key until you are in Photo mode: Every time you press the button, the screen briefly shows the mode you’re in. Single clicks on the button help you navigate through the camera options. To take 360° panoramic images, press the button until you see Photo on the Camera status screen.
Press OK key, hold the camera above your head and wait until after the photo was taken (2 seconds). You will hear a camera shutter sound the moment the photo is taken.