New To The Forum? Click Here To Read The How To Guide. -- Developers Click Here.

I "chatted" with Gear VR regarding a problem I was having with "overheating".

rchriscollierjrrchriscollierjr Posts: 4
NerveGear
They told me that it would overheat every 30 to 45 minutes and that I would have to stop using it until it cooled down.  This is totally unacceptable.  Anyone have feedback?

Best Answer

Answers

  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 594 Poster of the Week
    Play with a fan blowing on your face?
    WAAAGH!
  • rchriscollierjrrchriscollierjr Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    Morgrum, your response was about as helpful as the one from Oculus.  Does anyone have any feedback regarding the overheating issue when used with a Samsung S6?
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 3,611 Valuable Player
    No I believe he is serious, there has been many mods to the gear vr including fans. This is a long time issue with no real resolution. 
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.
    And FlyInside Forum Admin.
  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 594 Poster of the Week
    I was actually being serious I have several ceiling fans around my playspace but not over it.
    WAAAGH!
  • rchriscollierjrrchriscollierjr Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    In my opinion, the product is not ready for distribution.  I returned it and will want for something new.  Thanks for your response.  
  • jayhawkjayhawk Posts: 554
    Neo
    edited August 2
    Gear VR isn't the problem. Using phones for something they really aren't intended to be used for is. Someone else I know that has a Gear VR told me the same thing. I told him I thought people were crazy to use them since heat is the silent killer of electronics. It's not just Gear VR. Using them to play games on will overheat them quickly too. Nothing like prematurely killing your $700 device.

    Plain and simple phones can't handle full gpu/cpu loads, especially not long term. The power is there. The cooling isn't. All my opinion of course.
  • DanielLim79DanielLim79 Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    There is a fan being sold on Amazon for 35 and it seems to be perfect solution.  Just search Gear VR cooling fan.  I bought phone cooling fan from a korean site called Gmarket for 12 dollars and it fits perfectly.  I don't know if I can't post a link but here it is

    http://mg.gmarket.co.kr/ItemDetail?GoodsCode=837201520&GdscCode=300021772

    Just clip it on the back of the phone and insert it into the Gear VR.  Works on 1 AAA battery and pasts 8 hours.  You can get rechargeable AAAs of course and you can use the Gear for hours without overheating.
  • iMonetiMonet Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    They told me that it would overheat every 30 to 45 minutes and that I would have to stop using it until it cooled down.  This is totally unacceptable.  Anyone have feedback?
    I was told that if you plug it into the charger while using it it will keep it from over heating. I've tried it and it seems to work. 
  • iMonetiMonet Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    Morgrum, your response was about as helpful as the one from Oculus.  Does anyone have any feedback regarding the overheating issue when used with a Samsung S6?

  • iMonetiMonet Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    I was told that if you plug it into the charger while using it it will keep it from over heating. I've tried it and it seems to work. 
  • dragolorddragolord Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Have rebooted phone, full battery, no USB plugged, wifi enabled ... played Blade Runner VR and then 5-10 mins of They Live to Destory then kept getting the over heating message.  Weather was also cold and raining.  Seems 15 mins is the limit for Gear VR using S7 Edge.
  • rchriscollierjrrchriscollierjr Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    I returned my Gear VR to Best Buy and told them the product was not ready for market.  If it is a phone issue then they should not sell it as a working product.  Maybe in a few years....
  • TheModeVRTheModeVR Posts: 18
    NerveGear
    I highly recommend using one of the third party fans created for overheating Samsung phones. I went through a number of home made solutions but ended up with this http://ebay.to/2wtRJJq

    Makes a big difference!
    --------------------------------------------
    ModeVR
    GearVR w/Galaxy S7
    YouTube: http://bit.ly/ModeVRSub
    Twitterhttps://twitter.com/ModeVr
    Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/modevr/


  • rossdupreyrossduprey Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I have found three major heat contributors while using the gear vr with my note 5. Battery, wifi, and cpu[graphics]. If you keep your gear plugged in to shore power this will reduce the heat from the battery. If you also just watch local content, like movies copied to your phone, this will reduce the heat from the wifi. And I also keep my screen brightness all the way dark. I have found that a hoody can block out the light from seeping in the sides. 


  • xiaomandxiaomand Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    I talked to the rep on the phone, they recommended me only use 30 min then let it cool down.
  • JMDaemonJMDaemon Posts: 45
    Brain Burst
    I'm sorry but I find it hilarious that you are complaining that your phone built with the latest tech is over heating because you are stressing it to the max over long periods of time. I have had ZERO over heating issues with my S8, but I do run a ceiling fan at medium speed as it helps with the heat on the inside which can cause fogging (I wear glasses). I suspect that it helping keep the phone cool, too. I also like the fan because it creates a moving airflow which helps make outdoor experiences much more immersive. Especially now that I am playing Ultrawings. 
  • dawest58dawest58 Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    I have a S8+ and have had no problems.
Sign In or Register to comment.