Enjoy Content Like Never Before with Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition
Article by George Norman
On 09 Dec 2014
Samsung Gear Innovator Edition, Samsung’s first virtual reality product powered by Oculus, has been rolled out to customers in the US. Paired with a Galaxy Note 4, this device lets you enjoy content like never before – breathtaking 360° experiences and stunning virtual reality visuals.

Thanks to this wearable device you can immerse yourself in a cinematic virtual reality environment.


"We are thrilled to reveal the Gear VR Innovator Edition, a state-of-the-art mobile VR experience powered by Oculus," said John Carmack, CTO of Oculus. "The deep technical partnership with Samsung has enabled us to create a virtual reality headset with world class resolution and performance, all on a completely mobile platform."

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition – Main Features
  • Optical Lens – 96˚ field of view.
  • Sensor – accelerator, gyro, geomagnetic, proximity.
  • Motion to Photon Latency – < 20ms.
  • Interpupillary Distance Coverage – 55 ~ 71 mm.
  • Physical User Interface – touch Pad, back button, volume key.
  • Connection – microUSB connection to the Galaxy Note 4.
  • Headset dimensions (W x L x H) – 198 x 116 x 90mm.
  • Weight (w/strap) – 379g.
  • microSD card(16GB) in-box;
  • Pre-loaded content – a collection of 360-degree videos and 3D movie trailers from major studios will be pre-loaded.

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition – Virtual Reality Experiences
  • HeroBound – a whimsical dungeon exploration adventure.
  • Anshar Wars – a multiplayer space shooter.
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron – exclusive access to Tony Stark's Lab inside the all new Avengers Tower.
  • Cirque du Soleil – Zarkana, a specially filmed portion of the Cirque du Soleil show.
  • DreamWorks VR – interact with DreamWorks characters and content.
  • Harmonix Music VR – relax in a vibrant soundscape and explore visualizations set to your favorite tracks.
  • M-GO Advanced – interactive search and discovery experience.
  • Protocol Zero from DENA – infiltrate enemy grounds undetected in blackout conditions.
  • Temple Run VR – run as far as you can through a perilous winter wonderland and escape the clutches of Arctic Demon Monkeys.
  • Vevo – 100,000+ HD music videos, live concert events and original programming.
  • WemoLab’s theBluVR – an exploration of undersea life; enjoy the dream-like majesty of marine life.

“The Samsung Gear VR goes far beyond expectations of how mobile technology can be used to consume content, and is a powerful representation of the progressive innovation of the Gear series,” said JK Shin, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “We are pleased to have partnered with Oculus VR to bring this incredibly immersive mobile content experience to consumers.”

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition works with the Galaxy Note 4. As Samsung Gear VR is powered by Oculus, the first time you connect your Note 4, special Oculus software will be downloaded to your Note 4.

Available for purchase at Samsung.com and ATT.com, the Gear VR Innovator Edition is priced at $199.

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