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
  • Chargers
  • 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.

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

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:

Mobile phone requirements

VR mode:

  • 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

AR mode:

In addition to the above requirements, you need an Android device that supports ARCore or an iOS device that supports ARKit.

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