Is it necessary to have all equipment for shooting 360° tours?

As a rule, yes, you need to have all necessary equipment, as your clients will not most likely agree to buy costly 360 degree cameras and tripods.

Therefore, ensure you have a quality camera and tripod, or borrow them from your friends or partners.

If you want to try first Klapty, you can shoot a 360 panorama with the google street view apps, and then upload the 360 panoramas in Klapty in order to create your virtual tour.