Samsung Gear VR is a mobile virtual reality device developed by Samsung Electronics in collaboration with Oculus VR.
In December 2014, the first innovator edition was released. This version is compatible with the Galaxy Note 4 only.
In March 2015, the second innovator edition was released. This is almost identical to the first, but is for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and has a small fan inside to prevent lens fogging. The slightly smaller displays used in these devices, compared to the Note 4, give this version a slightly improved visual quality but slightly smaller field of view.
In November 2015, Samsung will release the consumer version of Gear VR for $99. It will be compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5. The trackpad near the temple of the headset now has a tactile directional pad on it so users can tell where their finger is touching it.
A compatible Samsung Galaxy device (Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S6/S6 Edge), sold separately, acts as the headset's display and processor, while the Gear VR unit itself contains the high field of view lenses as well as a custom IMU for rotational tracking which connects to the smartphone via micro-USB.
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4