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Samsung’s Gear VR Innovator Edition in December for $199

Samsung’s Gear VR Innovator Edition in December for $199

Samsung’s HMD is here! You van pre-order the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition if you’re living in the US. The Gear VR will be shipped in December. Samsungs HMD needs to be connected with the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 and brings you an intense virtual reality experience. The Gear VR be available for $199, or bundled – with probably the the Samsung Smartphone GamePad – for $249.

VR3The Gear VR hasn’t quite the same familiarity as the Oculus Rift. Unlike the Gear VR the Oculus Rift has own displays, and will be hitched with a greater platform for all of their VR content a PC or a Mac. On the other hand, Samsung’s Gear VR is more flexible, because it is a wireless HMD: you just clip in your Note 4 and put it on your head.

The Gear VR Innovator goes a bit further than a Google Cardboard and all of his clones. The HMD offers a gyro- and accelerometer-based motion control, proximity sensors, and touchpad controls on the side of the display. It has also the highest resolution because the Galaxy Note 4 offers a  2,560×1,440-pixel display which is a lot better than the Full HD Galaxy Note 3 Display Oculus Rift DK2 has. But the most important thing the Oculus offers, is a camera-tracked positional accuracy. Although there are some rumors  that the Gear VR has some kind of positional tracking, we can’t confirm it.

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Although Samsung claims that the Note 4 is capable of playing Oculus games and porting the games might be relatively easy, we don’t have high expectations. A Note 4 isn’t a match for a PC. Do you see your Note 4 play Alien Isolation in Ultra modus with an 2,560×1,440 resolution? Beside that the Gear VR has some nice features to! It will be a hero in playing 360-videocontent. Think of concerts, computer animated movies and playing small platforming games. One of those games we can’t wait to play on this device is Lucky’s Tale. The demo on the Oculus Rift was one of the best experiences and we’re sure the developers will find a way to solve the missing positional tracking in the game. Also concerts will be a great experience. There is no better alternative to get in front of the stage than be there in real life.lucky

We love the Gear VR and can’t wait to get our hands on it. It’s an exciting step to the world of virtual reality. It is Samsung’s and OculusVR’s first real consumer product and we hope the consumer will embrace it with both hands.


Information offered from Samsung’s website:

Gear VR Innovator Edition

Optical Lens

96˚ Field of View


Accelerator, Gyrometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity

Motion to Photon Latency

< 20ms

Focal Adjustment

Covers Nearsighted / Farsighted Eyes

Interpupillary Distance Coverage

55 ~ 71 mm

Physical User Interface

Touch Pad, Back Button, Volume Key


microUSB connection to the Galaxy Note 4

Dimension (Headset)

198(W) x 116(L) x 90(H)mm

Weight(w/ strap)



Available through Oculus Store

microSD Card(16GB) in-box: A collection of 360-degree videos and 3D movie trailers from major studios will be pre-loaded.

As part of the Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron partnership with Samsung, Gear VR users will gain exclusive access to Tony Stark’s Lab inside the all new Avengers Tower.

IMAX offers samples of Hollywood and documentary films in a virtual theatre with Samsung Gear VR – the next best thing to a live IMAX experience.

DreamWorks VR from DreamWorks Animation allows Samsung Gear VR users to interact and laugh with DreamWorks characters and content in a whole new way like never before.

Legendary’s Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot is an immersive content experience that puts viewers at center of the action with Samsung Gear VR.

Cirque du Soleil Media presents a 360 live-action 3D VR experience, featuring an act from Zarkana filmed by Felix & Paul Studios for Samsung Gear VR.

M-GO Advanced, a new paradigm for digital video VR applications, offers an unmatched interactive search and discovery experience with Samsung Gear VR.

Vevo offers more than 100,000 HD music videos, live concert events and original programming that can be enjoyed in an immersive, full-screen theater experience on Samsung Gear VR.

Protocol Zero from DENA enables Samsung Gear VR players to infiltrate enemy grounds undetected in blackout conditions with hi-tech optics including night vision, X-ray vision, and thermal vision

Galaxy Note 4


5.7 inch (143.9mm) Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440)

Camera (Pass-Through)

High Frame Rate Preview (60fps)


3D Spatial Sound on Samsung VR Player for VR Gallery contents (Earphone needed)

​* All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Robbert As some of you may know, I have been suffering from the aftermath of a traffic accident, a severe case of COVID-19, and a transient ischemic attack (TIA). These events have taken a toll on my physical and mental well-being, and I can no longer keep up with the demands of running a VR website and channel. I want to thank you all for your support and feedback over the years. You have been an amazing community and I have enjoyed sharing my passion for VR and gaming with you. I hope you will continue to enjoy VR and explore its possibilities. I will leave the website and channel online for now, so you can still access the content I have created. However, I will not be posting any new blogs, videos, or news. I hope you understand and respect my choice.


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