Samsung introduces VR goggles ‘Gear VR’




Samsung has announced a pair of glasses for virtual reality applications. The Gear VR works in conjunction with the Galaxy Note 4 and, together with Oculus, the developer of the Rift-Fri glasses made. The Gear VR is the end of this year in the Netherlands for 199 euros.

Unlike the Oculus Rift is no Gear VR VR goggles with its own screen, but it uses the screen of the Note 4 Die smartphone, and only the Note 4 can be snapped into the glasses, then playback via The 5.7 “screen with AMOLED panel and resolution of 1440×2560 pixels goes. thus the resolution is higher than the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2, which has a full-HD resolution. however probably get a new version of the same glasses resolution as the Note 4 The second devkit of Oculus Rift virtual reality glasses already contains the panel of a Galaxy Note 3.

The operation of the VR accessory is via a small, square touchpad on the side of the glasses, which also has a back button and the volume is. There is also support for voice control via the S Voice app. The connection with the four discs is via micro-USB. The dimensions are 198x116x90mm and glasses provide a field of view of 96 degrees. In addition, the accessory an accelerator, gyro and proximity sensor.

According to John Carmack, technical head of Oculus, there was close technical collaboration between Samsung and Oculus for the development of the VR Gear Innovator’s Edition. Samsung says that the glasses fit comfortably ‘thanks to the use of soft, flexible and lightweight materials. Also speaking, the manufacturer of “a wide range of content from films, games, 360 degrees videos and educational content”, including an animation from DreamWorks, IMAX documentary clips, a 360 degrees video of Cirque du Soleil and music videos from Vevo. The Korean company provides content with micro-SD card.

Samsung introduces the Gear VR end of this year in the Benelux for 199 euros. In addition, the manufacturer by bundling with the Game Pad Controller for an amount of 249 euros.


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