Samsung Gear VR

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Samsung Gear VR

A virtual reality headset accessory for Samsung smartphones. Introduced in 2014 initially for the Galaxy Note 4; the smartphone snaps into the headset. Developed with Oculus VR, the company that makes the Oculus Rift headset, the Gear VR provides a 96 degree panoramic view for movies and games and includes focal adjustments for nearsighted and farsighted people. It connects to the Note 4 via MicroUSB. See Oculus Rift and Galaxy Note.


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The Gear VR has its own accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and proximity sensors but derives its content directly from the smartphone screen. (Image courtesy of Samsung, www.samsung.com)
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