Purchasing hardware for AVATOUR hosting: Insta360 ONE R

We recommend buying a complete Avatour kit from us, but if you plan to buy your own hardware, here's what you need for an Insta360 ONE R setup

For ease-of-use and quick deployment, pre-assembled and tested Avatour kits are available directly from us (contact sales@avatour.live for more information). However if you want to acquire your own hardware, here's a list of the components you'll need.

1. Camera and required accessories

Hosting a real-time Avatour session requires a 360° camera. One option would be the Insta360 One R (for use with compatible Android mobile devices only)

The Insta360 One R comes with a GoPro-style mount and a cold-shoe adapter, but nowhere to put your phone. Along with the connecting cable, a phone/camera mount as listed below is required for use with the One R. 

When ordering the Insta360 ONE R, please select the Twin Edition or 360 Edition as the standard edition does not support a full 360 degree experience

Insta360 One R

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Insta360 One R 360° Action Camera OEM, Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon
Transfer Cable for Android OEM Contact Support Contact Support Amazon
Phone/Camera mount with coldshoe Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon

Please note, only transfer cables procured directly from the OEM Insta360 are compatible for Avatour usage. Most third-party cables are not suitable for handling a continuous live video stream and we don't recommend purchasing models outside of the listed above. Please contact us at support@avatour.live if unable to locate the Insta360 transfer cables..

2. Recommended Mounting Hardware

Most users will require a stand and mount for the camera. A good option is the combination of a mini tripod base and an extendable selfie stick, as linked below. However, any standard 1/4"-20 mount will work. See our article on alternate mounting options for alternatives.

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Mini Tripod base Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon
Extendable Selfie Stick (70cm)  Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon

3. Bluetooth Audio Device

With an Insta360 ONE R Avatour setup, the audio would come through the speaker on the Android device. If noise cancellation and additional clarity are needed then the following Bluetooth audio options have been tested and can be paired with your device via the phone's settings menu.

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Office-style headset:
Jabra Evolve2 65 Mono
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Speakerphone: 
Jabra Evolve Speak 510

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4. Charging & Battery

You'll need to manage power for these devices. If you intend to operate longer than the ~80 min provided by either camera's standard battery, we recommend ordering the Insta360 Fast Charge Hub that attaches to the bottom of the ONE R battery base to extend this.

 

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Backup Battery & charging hub for Insta360 One R OEM OEM OEM OEM

5. Memory

If using Avatour for offline recordings, a memory card is an essential piece for storage and transferring these files. Below is the recommended option from Insta ONE:

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Memory Card for Insta360 OEM Amazon Amazon Amazon