Since the launch of the device, people have been craving for a Samsung Gear Vr review in order to see how the technology (or lack of) weighs up. There are plenty of similarities between Samsung Gear VR headset and Google Cardboard. The in demand piece of hardware, costing £80, is a headset that turns your phone into an immersive virtual reality world. From there, however, its a different piece of kit altogether.
To start, after a few hours testing, we found thats its pretty comfortable when strapped to your head and although it looks fairly heavy, its not. In fact, when fully immersed into one of the various VR apps, you don’t even notice that you’re wearing it. After a few hours if it does cause any discomfort you can simply adjust the straps and relax back into the experience.
Secondly, the Gear VR doesn’t allow you to use any phone. If you don’t already, you’ll need Samsung’s Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note 5, S7, or S7 Edge to make it work. This makes it an expensive purchase for anyone who doesn’t already own one of the above devices. However, if you are looking for a new Android handset, then your decision is made for you already, with some retailers offering a free Gear VR headset when you purchase a new Galaxy phone.
Third and foremost, the Gear VR has some pretty cool high-tech gizmos to the headset that distance it from Google Cardboard once and for all. They’ve added a touchpad to the side, giving you easy interaction with the onscreen options whilst its strapped to your head. Also, there is a proximity sensor that pauses the experience if you take off the headset, and as if by magic, plays it again when you put it back on.
With the options available right now, Gear VR is the best experience out there, that is until the imminent release of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Saying that, the Oculus Store is impressive, the ever growing library of content ranging from- 1st person walkthrough games, 360 experiences to VR social worlds- giving you hours of fun glued to your headset. Do bare in mind that the current Oculus Store won’t have all the same content as the Oculus Home store designed for the nearing release of the Oculus Rift.
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