There aren’t many pieces of technology that literally make people’s jaw drop. That make friends say, “let me see that again.” That make kids feel like they’re in Disneyland. That make moms and dads and grandparents go, “wow, I can’t believe this.” Well Samsung has made the exciting world of virtual reality a reality.Samsung Gear VR is a mobile virtual reality device developed by Samsung Electronics in association with Oculus VR. A compatible Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S6/S6 Edge acts as the headset’s display and processing. While the Gear VR unit itself contains the high field of view lenses as well as a custom IMU for rotational tracking which connects to the smartphone via micro-USB. This IMU is more accurate and well calibrated with lower latency than internal smartphone IMUs.
The Samsung gear VR headset also includes a touch pad and back button on the side, as well as a proximity sensor to detect when the headset is on. The touch pad and button allow for a standard minimum input capability for users to interact with the virtual environments. The trackpad near the temple of the headset has a directional pad on it so users can tell where their finger is touching it. It lets user to experience games movies and more like never before. However, some panoramic videos still look pixelated compared to what you’d experience on a high-end phone or tablet. The gear won’t work with Google Cardboard apps.
Review of Samsung Gear VR (Virtual Reality)
Samsung gear VR Price & Release
The Gear VR was first announced in September 2014. Samsung has released two innovator editions of the Gear VR before the consumer version.In December 2014, the first innovator edition was released. This version is compatible with the Galaxy Note 4 only.In March 2015, the second innovator edition was released. This is almost identical to the first innovator edition except is for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. And it includes a small fan inside to prevent lense fogging. Due to the slightly smaller displays used in these devices compared to the Note 4 this version has a slightly improved visual quality but slightly lowered field of view.In November 2015, Samsung will release the consumer version of Gear VR for $99.It will be compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5.