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Samsung Gear VR (Innovator Edition)

Samsung Gear VR (Innovator Edition)
alaScore 88

102 reviews

Jun, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Samsung Gear VR (Innovator Edition). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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 (Innovator Edition) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Gear VR (Innovator Edition)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung Gear VR (Innovator Edition) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, 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.

Jun, 2020

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 (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

 

Virtual reality, in its current form, does that. Every time I've showed the Samsung Gear VR to someone over the last six months, it's never failed to impress. In that sense, the device -- a collaboration between Oculus and Samsung -- is a huge success.

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 : 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 Gear VR Innovator Edition

 

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition : Samsung Mobile announced Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition will be available in the U.S. early December. The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is powered by Oculus and delivers a fully immersive virtual reality...

"Samsung Electronics is excited to launch our first virtual reality experience, Gear VR Innovator Edition. We are looking forward to working with developers and partners on building amazing, accessible Virtual Reality experiences that help bring the...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Salehuddin Bin Husin (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and S6 Edge review: VR for the masses

 

Samsung's Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and S6 Edge might not be the first VR headset, but it's one of the first VR headsets released locally! We give it a spin and tell you what we think of it.

A good VR showcase ; Great media player ; Comfortable to wear ; Looks good

Only compatible with Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge ; Overheating issues ; Not enough interesting VR apps ; Needs an optional controller to play most games ; Hard to keep lenses clean

The Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and S6 Edge might not offer the VR experiences we were hoping for, but it succeeds in another unexpected way; as a media player. With a pair of decent headphones, the Oculus Cinema app can make viewing videos in its...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : By Hayden Dingman (greenbot.com)

Samsung GearVR (Note 4 edition) review: Virtual reality gets a great demo kit

 

Should you buy a GearVR? Probably not. Should you try a GearVR? Absolutely. As soon as you possibly can.

Makes an excellent (portable!) demo kit for virtual reality ; No wires

No guarantee Samsung will support old editions in the future ; Store not very extensive compared to the desktop VR community

Should you buy a GearVR? Eh. Should you try a GearVR? Absolutely. As soon as you can.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Sam Loveridge (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

 

With the full consumer launch of the big boys in VR on the imminent horizon, it's depressing how many mobile virtual reality headsets there are on the market right now. And all of them are damaging what is still very much a fledgling product market.

Completely wireless design ; Powered by Oculus VR ; Great head tracking ; Improved content range

Only compatible with Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge ; Content still limited ; Full game content expensive

For anyone interested in purchasing a VR headset who's already a Samsung flagship owner, the Gear VR is a no-brainer. It's easy to use and the content selection has grown. It still has some growing to do, but there's plenty of appeal here.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition review

 

Oculus Rift + Galaxy Note 4 = portable VR perfection? Not quite yet [UPDATED 11/02/15 with more app info]

Delivers a strong VR experience ; Comfortable to wear ; Free apps and videos

Very limited supply of content right now ; Expensive when you factor in a Note 4 and gamepad

It’ll wow VR newbies, but the lack of content and the overall price make the Gear VR a niche product

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Vive vs Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition comparison preview

 

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC), an event primarily aimed at smartphone releases, HTC and Samsung have both announced virtual reality headsets that boast some pretty impressive features. Though this might seem like an odd move for HTC, President...

Come back when these headsets have been released for a full verdict

Mar, 2015

Price comparison for Samsung Gear VR (Innovator Edition)

  Store     Price
Samsung Gear VR w/Controller (2017) SM-R325NZVAXAR...
Be transported to amazing new worlds, in games, video and images. 360° experience. Weight 0.76lbs
$143.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Gear VR w/Controller 2017/2018 SM-R325 Note9...
Be transported to amazing new worlds, in games, video and images / Use the intuitive controller that comes...
$171.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Gear VR W/Controller - Latest Edition (Renewed)
Be transported to amazing new worlds, in games, video and images. Use the intuitive controller that comes...
$108.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Gear VR (2016) - GS7s, Note 5, GS6s (US...
Turn your compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone into a completely portable and wireless virtual reality...
$53.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Gear VR w/Controller 2017/2018 SM-R325 Note9...
Be transported to amazing new worlds, in games, video and images / Use the intuitive controller that comes...
$130.00 TO SHOP
Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream, Standalone VR...
STANDALONE VR HEADSET: Stow away the phones, expensive PCs and cumbersome cables and just experience...
$249.00 TO SHOP
Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset - 32GB
Personal Viewing: The littlest, big screen. Crystal clear optics and state-of-the-art 3D graphics make your...
$219.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition) Real 360° 4K VR...
Tell the whole story with the 360° camera that captures every angle in 4K brilliance and share instantly
$224.00 TO SHOP
Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality Headset...
3K anti-sde AMOLED display (2880x1600) with wide 110O field of view
$486.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Gear 360 SM-R210 (2017 Edition) Spherical...
The Gear 360 has evolved to let you record in 4K and then make it your own with the Samsung Gear 360 app...
$157.00 TO SHOP

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