Disclaimer: We were gifted the Heromask set for an honest review.
I was sceptical of Heromask when we first received it. The children however were very excited and wanted to use the app straight away! It’s a simple start-up with downloading the Heromask app to your phone (you’ll need the code in the box to download). Then pop the app on and put the phone in the headset, you’re ready to go!
Heromask is basically an educational app that you use through virtual reality. It immerses the viewer in different worlds to learn languages (with the language pack app) or maths (with the maths pack app). You are buying the headset which is how you view the app and the app itself. But you will need a compatible mobile phone for it to work, most modern iPhones and androids should be fine. Of course you can also use the HeroMask to watch other virtual reality films and videos.
How Does Heromask Work?
I’ve made a short video which you can watch below, it’s probably the easiest way to explain it by seeing it in action! We were given the languages pack to try out, although it took me a little time to work out how to get the sound on. On iPhones check the little switch on the side of your phone has silent turned off. Whoops!
Once you have the app set up and in the Heromask you just need to follow the onscreen instructions. First of all you need to choose which type of thing you want to learn about. On the language app there are options such as numbers, fruits, cities etc. Once you have chosen the them to learn about you then get to choose which game to play within. There are several different types, such as navigating through a tunnel collecting stars, shooting at planets and shooting at items in a castle scene.
The voice will say the word that you are looking for. The children listen and shoot at the number/item that matches the word by pressing the button at the bottom of the device. We’ve chosen to try it out to learn Spanish and it seems to work really well with some of the games, but their favourite game at a castle has too many loud shooting noises to easily hear the word they’ve to find. I think some of the space games seem to be better to hear the word that they are looking for.
Virtual Learning – What Do They Learn?
There are currently two options for games, either you buy the language or the maths game. We don’t have the maths game, but I can assume it’s pretty much the same concept except with maths questions.
In the language app you can choose from a wide range of languages to learn. We’ve chosen Spanish, but there’s Chinese, German, Italian and French too. It’s really simple and the kids love learning the language through the different games!
You can buy the VR headset on Amazon for a speedy delivery and great gift!
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