The Samsung Gear VR 2017 Edition expands the Gear VR's ecosystem and makes it easier than ever for customers to enjoy an immersive virtual reality experience. As with the 2016 model, the headset is compatible the Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S7, S7 edge, S8, and S8+. The Gear VR leverages your phone's AMOLED display to deliver content, and, thanks to a pair of 42mm lenses that allow a 101° Field of View (FOV), you'll be fully immersed.
The Gear VR 2017 Edition also includes a one-handed controller, which delivers quicker selection and interaction with apps and content, allowing you to keep your focus on the experience. You can point, drag, tilt, shoot, and much more. The controller is designed with a secure grip and wrist strap, so you won't lose hold of it even during active moments.
As with its predecessor, the Gear VR 2017 Edition is lightweight and designed for overall comfort, so you won't get wearer's fatigue. In terms of viewing, it features advanced distortion-correction technology to minimize motion sickness. The Gear VR uses Oculus technology, and the Oculus store offers you an expansive library of content for download. Additionally, Samsung's Milk VR service frequently releases new 360° videos. You can even enjoy 2D content from streaming services, such as Netflix or Hulu, as well as user-created 2D and VR content posted on sites like YouTube and Facebook 360.
Improved VR Performance
The Controller's touchpad provides quicker selection and interaction in VR apps, enabling various forms of motion, including the ability to point, drag and drop, tilt, shoot, and more, while the trigger allows for enhanced gaming experiences.
The Home, Volume, and Back keys located on the Controller give users everything they need in easy reach, so they can keep their focus on immersive content.
Even during the most active movements, the Controller's wrist strap offers a secure grip for comfortable and secure play