Samsung Gear VR

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By Digit Desk | Updated on 04-May-2016
Market Status : LAUNCHED
Release Date : 03 May, 2016
Official Website : Samsung
Samsung Gear VR Price in India: ₹ 8,200
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Digit Rating
69
  • design

    70

  • performance

    75

  • value for money

    50

  • features

    80

  • pros
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to set up
  • Large library of apps
  • Immersive experience
  • cons
  • Only compatible with select Samsung phones
  • Images appear slightly pixilated
  • Cant attach L-shaped headphone pins
  • Smartphone housing cover is flimsy

Digit Verdict for Samsung Gear VR

By Sameer Mitha

It’s difficult to justify the purchase of the Gear VR if you don’t have one of the six smartphones the device is compatible with. You are better off waiting for a competing headset to launch or stick with the Google Cardboard.

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Samsung Gear VR Specs

Samsung Gear VR Brief Description

Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality headset developed jointly by Samsung and Oculus VR and supports the latest high-end Galaxy smartphones including the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The headset can be connected to the phone via Micro USB. It comes with a wide 96-degree field of view that ensures precise head-tracking and provides the most immersive experience possible. This entertainment device allows you to watch 3D movies in your personal cinema or take 360 virtual reality tours of places real and imaginary. It is 19 percent lighter compared to previous headsets and can be worn comfortably for hours together.

Samsung Gear VR headset can be charged via Micro USB and comes packed with sensors like gyro, accelerometer, and proximity. The device comes with soft, flexible cushioning material, adjustable straps for ease of use and a large trackpad for easy control. It packs back, volume and focus adjustment wheel button for controls. With special VR apps and Internet Browse, you can browse the internet. Also, the VR Gallery app makes the phone gallery, containing the user’s photos & videos, available for viewing in the larger than life VR. 

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