Get an Expeditions kit
To use Google Expeditions in a group setting, you need to buy an Expeditions kit or build your own. You can also explore alone using a compatible device.
Option 1: Buy a kit
There are 2 types of kits:
- Compatible for virtual-reality (VR) expeditions
- Compatible for both VR and augmented-reality (AR) expeditions
VR-compatible kits have:
- A tablet and mobile phones pre-installed with the Expeditions app
- VR viewers
- A router that allows Expeditions to run over its own local Wi-Fi network
- A storage case
As well as the above contents, AR-compatible kits have:
- AR-compatible mobile phones
- (Optional) Selfie sticks for AR-compatible devices
The kits are available for groups of 10, 20, or 30 students.
Kits are available from various suppliers in different countries. Check the table to find a supplier for your location.
|Best Buy Canada||Canada|
|Best Buy Education||USA|
|Lumos Education Solutions||Singapore|
Note: Best Buy Education and RedboxVR are currently the only resellers of AR-compatible Expeditions kits.
Option 2: Build your own kit
Expeditions works on Android, Chrome OS, including the Chromebook Tab 10, and Apple® iOS® devices. To build your own kit, you need:
- A mobile device for the guide—We recommend a tablet.
- Mobile phones—The devices must fit into the VR viewers you choose. See Mobile phone requirements.
- VR viewers—One per mobile device. Check the VR viewer website to make sure they work with your devices. We recommend Google Cardboard.
- A router that allows Expeditions to run over its own local Wi-Fi network.
- (Optional) A speaker or headphones to provide sound.
- (Optional) Selfie sticks for AR-compatible devices.
Option 3: Explore on your own
To explore on your own, you need:
- An Android, Chrome OS, or iOS mobile device. See Mobile phone requirements.
- The Expeditions app. Learn how to Get the Expeditions app.
- [Optional] A Cardboard or Daydream VR viewer. Learn more about Daydream, including phones that work with Daydream.
Mobile phone requirements
- A gyroscope and accelerometer—essential for orientation and to see images shifting in a VR viewer
- Android 4.4 and later or iOS 8.0 and later
- 1 GB of RAM
We also recommend:
- A graphics processing unit (GPU) that can support 3D viewing
- A high-resolution screen, 720 or 1080 pixels
- 2 GB of RAM—3 GB or 4 GB would be better
- 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi support