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Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 Health and Safety Information

Read the health and safety information below to get the most out of your Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6.

General Instructions and Precautions

You should always follow these instructions and observe these precautions while using the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 to reduce the risk of injury or discomfort.

Use the device only in a safe environment.

  • The Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 produces an immersive virtual reality experience that distracts you from and blocks your view of your actual surroundings. For the safest experience, always remain seated when using the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6. Take special care to ensure that you are not near other people, objects, stairs, balconies, windows, furniture, or other items that you can bump into or knock down when using, or immediately after using, the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6. Do not handle sharp or otherwise dangerous objects while using the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6. Never wear the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 in situations that require attention, such as walking, bicycling, or driving.

  • Make sure the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 is level and secured comfortably on your head, and make sure that you see a single, clear image.

  • Ease into the use of the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 to allow your body to adjust. Use the device for only a few minutes at a time at first, and only increase the amount of time using the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 gradually as you grow accustomed to virtual reality. Looking around when first entering virtual reality can help you adjust to any small differences between your real-world movements and the resulting virtual reality experience.

  • A comfortable virtual reality experience requires an unimpaired sense of motion and balance. Do not use the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 when you are tired, need sleep, are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, are hung-over, have digestive problems, are under emotional stress or anxiety, or are suffering from cold, flu, headaches, migraines, or earaches, as this can increase your susceptibility to adverse symptoms.

  • Do not use the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 while in a moving vehicle such as a car, bus, or train, as this can increase your susceptibility to adverse symptoms.

  • Take at least a 10-to-15 minute break every 30 minutes, even if you don’t think you need it. Each person is different, so take more frequent and longer breaks if you feel discomfort. You should decide what works best.

Safety Information

  • To prevent injury to yourself and others or damage to your device, read the safety information about your device before using it.

  • Use the device for its intended purpose only.

  • Do not drop or cause an impact to the charger or the device.

  • Do not use or store your device in areas with high concentrations of dust or airborne materials.
    Dust or foreign materials can cause your device to malfunction.

  • Do not allow the device’s connector to contact conductors, such as liquid, dust, metal filings, and pencil leads.
    Contact with conductors may cause a short circuit or corrosion at the connector and result in explosion, fire, or damage to the device.

  • Do not bite or suck the device.
    Children or animals can choke on small parts.

  • Do not insert the device or supplied accessories into the eyes, ears, or mouth.
    Doing so may cause suffocation or serious injuries.

  • Do not expose the device to heavy smoke or fumes.
    Doing so may damage the outside of the device or cause it to malfunction.

  • Keep your device dry.
    Humidity and liquids may damage the parts or electronic circuits in your device.

  • Do not store your device in very hot or very cold areas. We recommend you use your device at temperatures from 5°C to 35°C.
    Do not store your device in very hot areas such as inside a car in the summertime. Doing so may cause the screen to malfunction, result in damage to the device, or cause the battery to explode.

  • Do not look directly at bright light while you are wearing the device without the mobile device inserted. Doing so may damage your eyesight.

  • Do not use the device if errors occur. Continued use of the device after errors occur may result in discomfort or personal injury.

  • If you are allergic to the paint or metal parts on the device, you may experience itching, eczema, or swelling of the skin. If this happens, stop using the device and consult your physician.

  • Do not use your device in a hospital, on an aircraft, or in any automobile that can be affected by radio frequencies. Doing so may cause malfunctions of equipment and may result in injury or damage to property.

  • When connecting the device to other devices via Bluetooth technology, avoid using your device within 15 cm of pacemakers, if possible, as your device can interfere with pacemakers.

  • Protect your hearing and ears when using a headset.

    • Excessive exposure to loud sounds can cause hearing damage.

    • Always turn the volume down before plugging the earphones into an audio source, and use only the minimum volume setting necessary to hear music.

    • Ensure the headset cable is not twisted around nearby objects.

  • Do not use the device if it is cracked or broken.
    Broken glass or acrylic plastic could cause injury to your hands and face. Take the device to a Samsung Service Center to have it repaired.

  • Use manufacturer-approved batteries, chargers, accessories, and supplies.
    Samsung cannot be responsible for the user’s safety when using accessories or supplies that are not approved by Samsung.

  • Do not disassemble, modify, or repair your device.
    Any changes or modifications to your device can void your manufacturer’s warranty. If your device needs servicing, take your device to a Samsung Service Center.

  • When cleaning your device, mind the following:

    • Wipe the device and its lens with a clean, soft cloth or a cotton swab.

    • Do not use chemicals or detergents. Doing so may discolor or corrode the outside of the device.

    • Do not wash the foam cushioning. Doing so may cause the foam cushioning to deteriorate.

  • Handle and dispose of the device and charger with care.

    • Never place the battery or device on or in heating devices, such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators.

    • Never crush or puncture the device.

Discomfort

  • Immediately discontinue use if anyone using the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 experiences any of the following symptoms: seizures, loss of awareness, eye strain, eye or muscle twitching, involuntary movements, altered vision, blurred vision, double vision, other visual abnormalities, dizziness, disorientation, impaired balance, impaired hand-eye coordination, excessive sweating, increased salivation, nausea, lightheadedness, discomfort or pain in the head or eyes, drowsiness, fatigue, or any symptoms similar to motion sickness.

  • Just as with the symptoms people can experience after they disembark a cruise ship, symptoms of virtual reality exposure can persist and become more apparent hours after use. These post-use symptoms can include the symptoms above, as well as excessive drowsiness and decreased ability to multitask. These symptoms may put you at an increased risk of injury when engaging in normal activities in the real world.

  • Do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in other visually or physically demanding activities that have potentially serious consequences (i.e., activities in which experiencing any symptoms could lead to death, personal injury, or damage to property), or other activities that require unimpaired balance and hand-eye coordination (such as playing sports or riding a bicycle, etc.) until you have fully recovered from any symptoms.

  • Do not use the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 until all symptoms have completely subsided for several hours. Make sure you have properly configured the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 before resuming use.

  • Be mindful of the type of content that you were using prior to the onset of any symptoms because you may be more prone to symptoms based upon the content being used.

  • Consult a physician if you have serious and/or persistent symptoms.

Use by Children

The Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 should not be used by children under the age of 13. Adults should monitor children (age 13 and older) who are using or have used the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 for any of the symptoms described below, and should limit the time children spend using the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and ensure they take breaks during use. Prolonged use should be avoided, as this could negatively impact hand-eye coordination, balance, and multitasking ability. Adults should monitor children closely during and after use of the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 for any decrease in these abilities.

Use by Individuals Prone to Seizures

Some people (about 1 in 4,000) may have severe dizziness, seizures, epileptic seizures, or blackouts triggered by light flashes or patterns, and this may occur while they are watching TV, playing video games, or experiencing virtual reality, even if they have never had a seizure or blackout before or have no history of seizures or epilepsy. Such seizures are more common in children and young people under the age of 20. Anyone who has had a seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic condition should consult with a doctor before using the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6.

Repetitive Stress Injury

Prolonged use of the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and input devices (e.g., controllers) can make your muscles, joints, or skin hurt. If any part of your body becomes tired or sore while playing, or if you feel symptoms such as tingling, numbness, burning, or stiffness, stop and rest for several hours before playing again. If you continue to have any of the above symptoms or other discomfort during or after play, stop using the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and consult a physician.

Radio Frequency Interference

The Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 can emit radio waves that can affect the operation of nearby electronics, including cardiac pacemakers. If you have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, do not use the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 without first consulting your physician or the manufacturer of your medical device.

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