Conceived and designed in partnership with Oculus
The Samsung Gear VR is exclusive accessory based on Oculus Rift's hardware. Gear VR is specifically designed to be a peripheral device that works with your Note 5, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus. Your device actually acts as the visual interface of the Gear VR, as you need to put it in front of the goggle-like accessory.
The Samsung Gear VR delivers a completely new way to experience and consume mobile content and is a massive step forward in wearable technology. Oculus are a leader in virtual reality technology and by working with Samsung on the Gear VR, have created an immersive mobile virtual reality experience that the industry has never seen to date.
Intuitive, ergonomic motion controller increases immersion
A VR interface as beautiful and user-friendly as the Gear VR is one thing, but what about a way to interact? Any controller for a VR headset would need to be light, unobtrusive and uncomplicated - an extension of your hands. The new Motion Controller bundled with the Gear VR is all of these things. A compact, lightweight build combines with satisfyingly tactile buttons and full motion support to create the most immersive VR experience available. Take your gaming, movie viewing or any other VR activity to the next level with the Motion Controller.
Designed for the Galaxy S8, Note 5, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus
The Gear VR works exclusively with the dedicated VR player installed on the Galaxy S8, S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus? and is engineered to work perfectly with this software. There is also a host of applications and games in development. There is no lag between moving your head and moving the picture as the latency is excellent indeed at practically zero, or near enough so the difference is virtually imperceptible.
Unrivalled viewing experience with 101 degrees field of view
The Samsung Gear VR delivers an unrivalled viewing experience for this price range with the Quad HD Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy smartphones, providing stunning and engaging visuals at a mobile-leading resolution. With the Gear VR, the effect is the equivalent of sitting in the best seat of a theatre, being on-stage at a performance with full 360 degree 3D video, and being able to enjoy gaming like never before - inside stunning worlds where imagination becomes reality. Samsung’s industry leading Super AMOLED display technology and cutting-edge Oculus-driven technologies fuse to create an experience that surprises and delights – all on a mobile device!
Distortion correction technology minimises your risk of motion sickness
Samsung's integrated distortion correction technology works in tandem with your eyes and your brain to ensure that the risk of motion sickness while using the Gear VR is dramatically reduced. Enjoy VR content in complete comfort.
USB-C and Micro USB connectors included
Compatible with USB-C and Micro USB connectors - so a wide range of Samsung Galaxy smartphones can be used with this stunning VR headset.
Lightweight and comfortable
Built with soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials, Samsung Gear VR is comfortable to wear. As it is wearable technology, this is very important of course. There's no point having cutting edge wearable tech if it's unwearable. It is completely wireless, so it is possible to be fully engaged in virtual worlds without being tethered to a computer. With a robust selection of optimised virtual reality content from a wide range of top-tier creators, owners can enjoy a wide range of film, gaming, 360 degree video and educational/experiential content. Viewing media will never be the same again. You're no longer just a viewer, you're an active participant.