Finally, the Samsung Gear VR Headset is available for purchase from the official Samsung website and AT&T. Labeled as the ‘Innovation Edition’, this gadget is a virtual reality headset by the South Korean tech giant that offers a completely immersive 360-degree experience. If you are looking to make the best watching movies, this device makes you feel like you’re actually in a cinema.
Samsung didn’t work alone to make this device available. According to information that’s currently available in the public domain, the Smartphones giant collaborated with Facebook Oculus VR. The Gear VR was announced September this year, and is considered a mobile system since it doesn’t need a personal computer or video game console. The Gear VR headset relies exclusively on the Note 4 ‘phablet
’ for its display.
Quite an innovation, the Gear VR comes with an optical lens that leverages a 96 degrees field of view. More so, inbuilt sensors are available including an accelerator, a geomagnetic sensor, a proximity sensor and a gyrometer. A focal adjustment feature is also present to allow both nearsighted and farsighted to adjust. The headset is controlled via a navigation touchpad, a dedicated back button as well as a volume key.
Samsung plans to offer applications for the Gear VR headset via an upcoming service referred to as Milk VR. This means Milk VR will be the company’s pioneer virtual reality apps platform, offering channels for sports, music and action. For the meantime though, Gear VR owners will be able to get apps via the Oculus store.
Samsung is not the first company to invest in virtual reality. For instance, Avegant is working on a product referred to as Glyph, which will allegedly combine virtual retinal display with noise cancelling headphones technology. As this industry grows, it’ll be interesting to see who carries the day. For now though, you can get your Gear VR Headset from the Samsung.com website.