Released in 2015, The Samsung Gear VR is a mobile virtual reality headset developed by Samsung Electronics, in collaboration with Oculus, and manufactured by Samsung.
When in use, a compatible Samsung Galaxy device acts as the headset's display and processor, while the Gear VR unit itself acts as the controller, which contains the field of view, as well as a custom inertial measurement unit, or IMU, for rotational tracking, which connects to the smartphone via micro-USB.
The Gear VR headset also includes a touchpad and back button on the side, as well as a proximity sensor to detect when the headset is on.
Compatible devices include the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, A5 S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge.
Here, we have compiled a handy list of the top reasons you should hire a Samsung Gear VR for your next event:
The first time you connect the goggles to the phone, software is downloaded from the Internet. Next thing you know you’re in VR, being taught how to use the simple interface and the touch-sensitive pad on the side of the goggles.
The Samsung Gear VR delivers an unrivaled viewing experience with the 5.7 inch Quad HD Super Amoled display of compatible Samsung Galaxy phones, providing stunning and engaging visuals at a mobile-leading resolution.
With the Gear VR you can sit in the best seat of a theatre everywhere you go. With full 360 3D video you can enjoy gaming and video like it’s never been seen 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 like no other – all on a compact and portable mobile device.
Built with soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials, Samsung Gear VR is comfortable to wear. Comfortable straps free up the hands for simple but easy-to-learn controls to interact with virtual worlds.
It is completely wireless, so users can be fully engaged in virtual worlds without being tethered to a computer.
Instead of a single control button like the Google Cardboard-compatible headsets, there’s a whole trackpad. Plus, there’s a volume button, a back button, as well as a proximity sensor to detect when the headset is on.
The Gear VR also boasts additional built-in motion sensors, for better responsiveness and lower lag.
You can download new apps and switch apps without removing the headset, something you cannot do with Google Cardboard.
The Gear VR also has voice recognition, which is very useful for when you need to enter text or start certain apps rather than using an on-screen keyboard.
With a robust selection of optimized virtual reality content from a wide range of top-tier creators, users will be able to enjoy a wide range of film, gaming, 360 degree video, and educational/experiential content.
What is the catch? Like Google Cardboard, you can’t lean. With Gear VR your freedom is limited to rotating in place, sitting or standing, or looking up and down at your surroundings.
Also, Samsung Gear VR is only compatible with Samsung devices. If you hire this technology for your event, unless you provide Samsung devices for people to control the Gear VR, only Sansumg device owners will be able to join in with the fun.