Samsung Gear VR (2015)

Mobile Headset

From$9.89

Product Summary

Redefine your phone’s hidden power and immerse yourself in beautiful virtual worlds with the Samsung Gear VR. This mobile headset transforms Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphones into the ultimate virtual reality experience and transports you into games so that you become part of the action. Built by Samsung with help from VR pioneer Oculus, the Samsung Gear VR headset acts as the controller and lets you use head movements to explore, interact and aim like you are really there.

Due Samsung’s Gear VR giveaway on all Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge pre-orders, it has become one of the first VR headsets to be widely adopted. Whilst this headset may not be the cheapest mobile VR viewer, you are sure to receive an immersive experience powered by Oculus technology at a forth of the Oculus Rift price. You can immerse yourself in 3D landscapes, games, or even go inside your favourite movies - all with your Samsung smartphone. If you already own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone and are looking for an immersive VR experience at a reasonable price, this headset may be for you.

The Samsung Gear VR is very well designed, it has foam cushioning and a set of two padded leather straps for comfort and is 19% lighter than their previous model - a very important must. It is also equipped with a high field of view and wide interface that goes beyond your peripheral vision, allowing you to be totally immersed in the virtual world. Another key feature of the Gear VR is the large touchpad which comes on the side of the headset. This touchpad gives you easy and accurate control, meaning you never have to remove your phone from the headset until you are fully done playing. And if you’re looking to take your gameplay to the next level, you can also get the SteelSeries Stratus XL for Windows + AndroidTM as an external controller.

Samsung Gear VR (2015) Specs

General Specifications

Display Virtual Reality Specification Display
Smartphone Display
Resolution Virtual Reality Specification Resolution
Smartphone Resolution
Refresh Rate Virtual Reality Specification Refresh Rate
Smartphone Refresh Rate
Platform Virtual Reality Specification Platform
Oculus Home, Android
Field of View Virtual Reality Specification Field of View
96 °
Lens Type Virtual Reality Specification Lens Type
Aspherical
Focal Length Virtual Reality Specification Focal Length
54-70mm
IPD Virtual Reality Specification IPD
Lens Diameter Virtual Reality Specification Lens Diameter
31.5mm
Controller Virtual Reality Specification Controller
Touchpad
Sensors Virtual Reality Specification Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic, Proximity
Tracking Area Virtual Reality Specification Tracking Area
None
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
MicroUSB
Built In Mic Virtual Reality Specification Built In Mic
None
Built In Audio Virtual Reality Specification Built In Audio
None
Glasses Compatible Virtual Reality Specification Glasses Compatible
Weight Virtual Reality Specification Weight
310g
Material Virtual Reality Specification Material
Plastic, Foam
Colour Virtual Reality Specification Colour
Frosty White

Minimum Requirements

Graphics Card Virtual Reality Specification Graphics Card
Not Applicable
CPU Virtual Reality Specification CPU
Not Applicable
Memory Virtual Reality Specification Memory
Not Applicable
Video Output Virtual Reality Specification Video Output
Not Applicable
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
Not Applicable
OS Virtual Reality Specification OS
Android
Phone Compatibility Virtual Reality Specification Phone Compatibility
Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge
Min. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Min. Screen Size
5.1”
Max. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Max. Screen Size
5.7”

Where To Buy Samsung Gear VR (2015)

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Buy the Samsung Gear VR (2015) on Amazon
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$9.89
Buy the Samsung Gear VR (2015) on Newegg
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$104.99
Buy the Samsung Gear VR (2015) on Walmart
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$44.99

Samsung Gear VR (2015) Reviews

4.0

Global Rating4 reviews

The global rating is the average calculated from all available reviews.

Wareable Rating

Like its predecessors, this is an accessory for Samsung smartphones. But you will not find a Samsung accessory that produces more fun than the Gear VR.

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CNET Rating

The Gear VR is the best virtual-reality gadget you can buy right now, and a great way to jump into the world of VR gaming and entertainment -- just make sure you own a compatible Samsung phone first.

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Engadget Rating

Samsung's Gear VR is the company's first virtual reality headset designed for everyday consumers.

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PC Mag Rating

If you already have a compatible Samsung Galaxy phone, the Gear VR headset is a well-built, relatively inexpensive way to see if virtual reality is right for you.

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