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

Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition)
alaScore 91

106 reviews

Sep, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size


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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition) from 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 People are impressed by the price.


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

Sep, 2023

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

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 : Scott Stein (

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 (

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 : Mark Peters (

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 : Mark Peters (

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 : Mark Peters (

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

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Samsung Gear VR


Samsung Gear VR Innovator's Edition : Samsung Electronics introduced the next generation in wearable technology, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator's Edition, enabling people to fully immerse themselves in a cinematic virtual reality environment. Powered by...

Built with soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials, Samsung Gear VR is comfortable to wear. It is completely wireless, so it is possible to be fully engaged in virtual worlds without being tethered to a computer. With a robust selection of...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Victor H. (

Samsung Gear VR Review


How does one of the most popular people on the planet walk through a hall filled with thousands of journalists without getting noticed? This might seem unthinkable, yet this is exactly what happened at the world's largest mobile tech forum, MWC 2016.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Jamison Cush (brighthand)

Samsung Gear VR Review: You Gotta Try This VR


Is virtual reality finally a reality for consumers? Samsung would like you to believe that with its $99 Gear VR powered by Oculus. Is this just more hype, or has the VR era finally arrived?

Immersive and novel VR experience ; Plenty of great content to try ; Light and comfortable headset

Limited to recent Samsung smartphones ; VR tech still needs to mature ; Games can be pricey

The Samsung Gear VR is a novelty item that comes in just short of must-have accessory. After a protective case, we recommend buying Gear VR before any other, including a travel adapter, wireless charger,

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Will Shanklin (

Samsung Gear VR (for Galaxy S6): Four weeks later


It's been almost a month since we first got our hands on the new Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6. Our review covered most of the bases, but after four weeks with the mobile virtual reality headset, we have a few more thoughts.

are basically kaput in the GS6 version, thanks to an internal fan. We can immerse ourselves in the new Gear VR for an hour before getting an overheating message. And if you aim an external fan at your head, there's basically no limit to how long you...

Jun, 2015

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