-Wolf sends*** Set up requires an iPhone or AndroidTM mobile phone and Oculus App (free download).
With all the advertising and harvesting I sorta thought that may have been the case. I was being impatient. Now that I have it a phone is also helpful for playing games from other platforms too.Just a guess here, but I'm guessing the smartphone app is how you get any software/firmware updates. Pretty sure you can borrow one to set it up, but it's likely to store your account information and you'll eventually need one to download/install games/updates.
Just a guess, though. The site only states that it's required for set up.