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Samsung Gear VR Review

Exciting news for those using the Samsung Gear VR or for anyone who has been waiting to see where entry consumer VR is going.  The new Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus has brought some welcome changes and improvements.

If you’re new to VR, keep in mind that the Samsung Gear VR requires the use of one of Samsung’s mobile devices which include:

  • Galaxy Note8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge
  • Note5, S6 Edge+, S6, S6 Edge

Leveraging the Popularity of Smartphones for VR

Samsung has done a great job in leveraging the power of mobile phones to bring VR to the masses.  With over 800+ apps and growing, it’s hard not to find something that interests the users.  From Gaming to travel or even experiencing bungee jumping, all users and ages can get there feet wet and enjoy a pretty decent virtually immersive experience compared to other VR headsets on the market today for a fraction of the cost (Amazon $129)

Gear VR is lighter weight which will allow users to wear for longer periods of time. Samsung has made this new edition more comfortable to wear so binging the new season of Stranger Things should be even more enjoyable. Gear VR also comes with a nice hand controller which makes navigating easier compared to previous editions.     

virtual reality headset in nature

Key Features

Below are some of the dynamics abilities of Gear VR:

  • 101° Field of View
  • Sensors — Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor
  • Headset Dimension (HxWxD) 98.6 x 207.8 x 122.5 mm
  • Weight 345g
  • USB Type C and Micro USB connectors
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