Developed by Samsung Electronics in collaboration with Oculus, this mobile virtual reality headset works in conjunction with Samsung Galaxy smartphones (Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6/S6 Edge or Galaxy S7/S7 Edge).
When slotted into the front of the headset, the smartphone becomes the systemâs display and processor. The Gear VR itself contains high field of view lenses and movement trackers. A touchpad and button on the side of the headset provide a simple input capability for users to interact with the virtual environments.
The Gear VR was first announced in September 2014. Samsung released two âinnovatorâ editions before the consumer version, to give developers time to create content and to give enthusiasts early access.