by M Umair | December 31, 2015 1:24 pm
The Gear VR is the best virtual reality gadget you can buy right now in the market. It is economical and for home use. It does not cost too much. The software for Gear VR is by Oculus VR team which is recently acquired by the Facebook. It is an amazing future lightweight headset which uses a limited set of software. FOV is field of view for Gear VR which is 96 degree. The display is Quad HD Super AMOLED. The VR edition is also called the innovator edition due to its comfortable and versatile technology. You can use Gear VR with your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone. Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are also compatible with Gear VR. Make sure that the phone is upto date with the latest firmware.
The Oculus Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) is the real software behind all this magic Gear VR produces for its users. Samsung Gear VR is available in $200. This is cheap with all the great features. You cannot assume Gear VR as a consumer device. It is also not a developer’s device. Samsung is trying hard to built a virtual reality market for its headset related products. It is available on shopping malls around the world. But you will have to look for it. You will not probably find it easily in your local electronic store.
It is different from a 3D TV which only provides you the pictures without virtual reality. The VR Gear is better than Oculus because you can use it as a simple smartphone when you are not using it as a virtual reality device.
You can use Gear VR by inserting the 16GB microSD card that comes with Gear VR on your Samsung Phone. The phone will act as the VR screen. No setup is required on the phone. There is a is a micro-USB plug on the left side of the front to dock your Note 4 screen. Once fully docked, an audible jingle plays itself to confirm that the headset is ready for use. It is a good idea to remove the phone after the headset has been adjusted according to your desire. The software installation process is the last process before using the headset. All you need to do is to put the headset on your head with your phone attached.
Virtual reality headsets do not have much features like a smartwatch. You do not have an option to answer a phone call, make SMS messages and send emails. It provides a pop up peripheral vision and you will have to remove your phone from the headset to answer the calls. VR Gallery and Oculus Cinema are the future features which give you immense joy to enjoy the virtual theatre with your Note 4. VR is a one step further for enjoying your photos and movies on the smartphones. It needs more mainstream advancements and availability before the dream of Samsung has been finally turned nto reality.
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