Language fixes and optimizations
Ratings and Reviews
In brief, the coolest thing about the set is the AR. I think AR is the future and not necessarily VR. This app with the viewer is a neat journey around the solar system with stops at all the planets. My favorite part is stationing myself at a planet and looking out at the moons revolving around it, with the milkyway backdrop. Each moon can also be visited (all with "fun facts" info). For those who have had the original VM, even thiugh this video quality HD, the depth is nothing compared to the old school paper film reels. The VM has so much potential, I hope there will be more from them.
Impressive, inexpensive intro to VR
First off, I am amazed to see so many people saying that the View Master VR "doesn't work". I got mine to work in around five minutes. I'll admit there was some confusion at first because the instructions aren't as clear as they should be. I find it hard to believe though that a company like Mattel would make a product that doesn't work half the time.
Anyway, this device delivers a fully immersive 3D VR experience. You can definitely get lost in the experience to the point that you kind of forget about anything else. Sometimes with the space app I'll just stare at the stairs for a while. Very relaxing. There are also mini-games. They are quite simple but this device is targeted more towards kids.
There is no head-strap so you have to hold the headset while using it. However, you can go to any drugstore and buy a sleep mask with a head-strap for a couple bucks. Scissors and duct tape, now you have a head-strap.
Also, it's not HD quality, but anyone expecting HD quality from a $25 product should try have more realistic expectations.
I think this product is a very good "intro" to the higher quality VR devises. We thought about getting one but decided not to because of the price. After having a lot of fun we this one, we decided a high-end VR headset was worth the price.
Earth spinning in the wrong direction
There's a lot of cool things about this app, in regards to learning basic things about the solar system, like the relation of planets to one another and seeing everything in motion. But I'm pretty sure the earth is spinning on its axis in the wrong direction. It's depicted with the sun rising in the west and setting in the east.
- 602.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- In-App Purchases
- View-Master® Space Content Pack $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.