Samsung Gear VR release date and price
The Gear VR headset and its controller together cost around $130, the controller alone costs just under $40. In the box, you get the Gear VR (obviously) but also the controller. You also get a set of two AAA batteries, which are required for it to work.
Samsung Gear VR special features
Samsung Gear VR with controller: software version / installation / compatible devices
To use the Gear VR, you’ll need a compatible smartphone. The ones that are currently compatible are: Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ / S7 / S7 Edge / S6 / S6 Edge / S6 Edge+ and the Note 5. For this review, we used the S7 and the S8.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S6 work with the Gear VR headset. © AndroidPIT
What makes the Gear VR headset special is that it’s more than just a set of VR goggles: it also has acceleration and position sensors. It must be connected to a smartphone using a USB type-C or micro-USB cable (both can be used thanks to a removable component).
USB type-C or micro-USB? Your choice. © AndroidPIT
When you first connect the smartphone to the Gear VR headset, it will install the Oculus system, which is required for it to work. Once that’s done, you’ll then have to unplug it and download around 100 MB of data, including the driver and the Oculus Store. It’s worth mentioning that you don’t have much choice in this matter as the Oculus Store contains all the apps and games that are compatible with the headset.
The Gear VR’s new controller is awesome! © AndroidPIT
The controller can be linked quickly and easily to the