VR and Samsung Galaxy J5 without magnetic sensor (only up and down)

  • Hello,
    I have a Samsung J5 and when I try to activate the VR mode and the gyroscope is activated I can only "move" the pano up and down, but if I try to move right/left the phone the pano doesn't move

    In the post of Klaus I've found:
    "The device needs to have accelerometer and gyroscope sensors."

    My phone have these sensor, but it does not have the magnetic sensor, so I cannot use any compass app.

    Is this the reason I can't look left/right?

    Thank you in advance

  • Hi,

    when you can't move left/right, it means that the device/system/browser doesn't provide (valid) gyroscope sensor values...

    The up/down and rolling movements will be calculated from the earth-gravity-acceleration by the acceleration sensor, but for left/right the gyroscope is required.

    The magnetic sensor isn't (and can't) be used.

    According due some web-pages the J5 does NOT t have a gyroscope sensor - e.g. see here:

    Best regards,

  • Ah, thank you

    I was almost sure J5 has the gyroscope, but in fact the Samsung site assert:

    • Sensors
      Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor

    Sorry, my bad *g*

    Edited once, last by maccalb (November 19, 2015 at 4:22 PM).

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