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Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition)

Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition)
alaScore 94

190 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Gear VR Virtual Reality Consumer Edition - WhiteSamsung Gear VR Virtual Reality Consumer Edition - White

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear VR 2015

 

Such are the hazards of reviewing the Gear VR, the accessory built by Samsung with help from VR pioneer Oculus , which costs $99 in the US and £80 in the UK. In Australia you can pick up the Gear VR for AU$159.

The Gear VR's relatively low price belies a compelling VR experience, and the games are quickly catching up to the hype. The headset is fairly light, and offers a completely cordless experience.

It only works with some recent Samsung phones. The mobile VR experience still pales in comparison to more robust upcoming PC- and console-based options.

The Gear VR is the best virtual-reality gadget you can buy right now, and a great way to jump into the world of VR gaming and entertainment -- just make sure you own a compatible Samsung phone first.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Gear VR games

 

Glu intros Deer Hunter VR exclusively for Samsung Gear VR : Glu Mobile, a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced Deer Hunter VR, the company's first title developed exclusively...

It’s open season and the most popular hunting franchise on mobile is coming to the Oculus virtual reality platform! Immerse yourself in the fun and excitement of Deer Hunter within a 360-degree virtual reality environment. Experience the sights and...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear VR (Samsung Galaxy S6) review

 

There aren't many pieces of technology that literally make people's jaw drop. That make friends say, "let me see that again." That make kids feel like they're in Disneyland. That make moms and dads and grandparents go, "wow, I can't believe this."

Amazingly immersive virtual-reality effects, despite running off a phone; lots of free content; well-designed headset; works with Android Bluetooth game controllers.

Some panoramic videos still look pixelated compared to what you'd experience on a high-end phone or tablet; only works with particular Samsung phones; won't work with Google Cardboard apps.

While it might soon be eclipsed by more robust competitors, the Samsung Gear VR still amazes as the most impressive virtual reality you can buy right now.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

 

Samsung's Oculus-powered Gear VR Innovator Edition is a well-designed, functional headset, but it requires a very specific Samsung smartphone to work.

Functional, elegant design. Physically comfortable to wear. Excellent picture, thanks to the Galaxy Note 4's display. Runs untethered.

Requires a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. No way to charge the phone while it's in the headset.

For developers and enthusiasts (especially enthusiasts who already own a Galaxy Note 4), the Gear VR is a high-quality headset for trying out virtual reality. For consumers (especially consumers who don't already own a Galaxy Note 4), it's an expensive...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Gear VR 3D Mobile Game

 

Virtual Reality 3D Mobile Game for Samsung Gear VR : DeNA, a global leader in developing and publishing mobile games, launched 'Protocol Zero', an innovative stealth-shooter for Samsung Gear VR Innovation Edition powered by Oculus technology. The first...

In Protocol Zero, players will take on the role of a lone operative in a war-torn city tasked with covertly infiltrating enemy territories to overthrow the brutal regime. Night, X-ray and thermal vision allows players to take the perspective of the...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Adi Robertson (theverge.com)

Samsung's Gear VR makes virtual reality easy, but I still feel dumb using it

 

Virtual reality is a difficult thing to review. It's hard not to be impressed when you look into a screen and see a world, magnified to surround you and responding to the motion of your head. It's...

Simple to use ; Built-in trackpad is a great idea ; Surprisingly comfortable

Necessarily bulky ; Minuscule, demo-heavy library ; Expensive

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Virtual Reality glasses

 

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition now available : Samsung Telecommunications America announced that the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition powered by Oculus is now available in the United States. Using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Gear VR Innovator...

"With Gear VR Innovator Edition, Samsung is putting the device in the hands of creators to craft amazing experiences, as we define this new mobile category together," said Justin Denison, vice president, Product Strategy and Marketing, Samsung...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Ben Gilbert (engadget.com)

Looking into the future: Samsung Gear VR review

 

You can finally buy a virtual reality headset and use it in your home. Right now -- today -- that is possible. It doesn't cost $10,000 and it doesn't com

Incredibly accessible ; Light, comfortable, attractive ; Extremely impressive visuals

Limited functionality ; Extremely limited software library ; Requires a Note 4, making it very expensive

Oculus VR and Samsung's Gear VR virtual reality headset is an enticing first taste of the potential future of a new medium. It's light, comfortable and -- most importantly -- accessible. Gear VR is the most usable virtual reality headset we've ever...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear VR review

 

I'm watching a movie trailer for "Interstellar." Large cornfields, distant mountains from far-off worlds. But I'm in a movie theater, watching these vistas. All around me are empty seats. The projector, far behind me, flickers. I reach for my armrest....

It's a relatively affordable VR accessory; it creates a better-than-expected sense of immersion using a Note 4 as its screen and engine; apps, while limited, are all free. And it's actually available to purchase now.

It only works with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4; the app assortment consists mainly of demos and quick minigames; its video resolution in VR still grainy, compared with TVs and tablets. It doesn't work with full-fledged PC-based Oculus software.

The Gear VR Innovator Edition is a cool -- and very promising -- entry ticket for early adopters looking for an affordable taste of virtual reality.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Gear virtual reality headset

 

Samsung Gear VR with 3D sound capabilities : Fraunhofer Cingo delivers immersive sound experience on Samsung Gear VR (virtual reality). The Samsung Gear VR headset is the first Samsung device using Fraunhofer Cingo surround sound technology. The new 3D...

Fraunhofer IIS, the world renowned experts in audio and multimedia technologies, developed Cingo to achieve significantly enhanced playback of stereo, surround and 3D sound on mobile devices. Cingo dramatically improves the entertainment experience on...

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Features

Accelerometer: Yes
Adjustable interpupillary distance:Y
Color of product:Black, White / White
Control Type:Buttons, Touch
Gyroscope: Yes
Interpupillary distance (max):2.76
Interpupillary distance (min):1.97
Proximity sensor: Yes
Viewing Angle:96
Volume Control:Digital

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:Micro-USB

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.25
Height:3.26
Weight:14.8
Width:7.72