Get an Expeditions kit

To use Google Expeditions, you need to buy an Expeditions kit or build your own.

Option 1: Buy a kit

You can buy an Expeditions kit that contains all the hardware you need for an expedition, including:

  • A tablet and mobile phones pre-installed with the Expeditions app
  • Virtual-reality (VR) viewers
  • A router that allows Expeditions to run over its own local Wi-Fi network
  • Chargers
  • A storage case

The kits are available for 10, 20, or 30 students. 

Kits are available from various suppliers in different countries. Check the table to find the supplier for your location.

Supplier Country
Aquila Education USA
Best Buy Education USA, Canada
eWeb360 Canada
RedboxVR UK
Synnex USA
TFE Solutions Australia
Vitasys Netherlands
VRXOne Middle East

Option 2: Build your own kit

The Expeditions app only works with Android and Apple® iOS® devices. To build your own kit, you’ll need:

  • A mobile device for the guide—we recommend a tablet.
  • Mobile phones—each participant needs their own device and it must fit into the virtual-reality (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 to provide ambient sounds.

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, 720p or 1080p 
  • 2 GB of RAM—3 GB or 4 GB would be better
  • 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi support

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