Samsung Gear VR FAQ

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We’ve listed here a selection of the most commonly asked questions for the Samsung Gear VR VR headset. Keep checking back because we’re always updating and adding more questions. Make sure you also check out our in-depth guide, full review and the best prices for the headset.

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Is the Samsung Gear VR Worth It?

If you are new to virtual reality, own a Samsung phone, and want an affordable way to try out VR, the Samsung Gear VR is an excellent first choice of headset. However, if you’re more experienced with the technology and own a powerful PC, you have better options such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Is the Samsung Gear VR 3D?

Yes, the lenses of the device help to create a stereoscopic 3D image. This means you can play games and watch 3D movies. It also tracks 360-degree head movements.

How Does the Samsung Gear VR Work?

The Samsung Gear VR headset connects to compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphones to deliver a virtual reality experience. It utilises the high-definition screen of the handset, as well as two lenses which focus on it. 360-degree head movements are tracked by sensors in the headset, and a controller is used to interact with the virtual environment.

Why Is the Samsung Gear VR Blurry?

The headset features an adjustment knob which allows you to change the distance the screen is from the lenses. If you’re experiencing blurriness, you may need to adjust this. A ‘screen door’ effect is noticed in most VR headsets, which is where individual pixels are visible. This effect is normal.

Can the Samsung Gear VR Watch YouTube Videos?

Yes, you can watch regular and 360-degree videos on YouTube using this device. You will need to have an active internet connection in order to do so.

What Can the Samsung Gear VR Do?

This headset gives users the ability to explore virtual reality through their smartphone. You can play games, watch 3D movies, learn about a variety of topics, and get virtual tours of famous locations. As the technology develops, you will be able to do more and more.

Where to Download Samsung Gear VR Games

Samsung partnered with Oculus to create this device, which means that it has access to the Oculus Store. From here, you can download games, movies, and experiences.

Where to Download Samsung Gear VR App

The Gear VR app should automatically start downloading when you connect your handset to the headset. You will need to be connected to the internet, and follow the prompts on your smartphone’s screen. You will also have to create an Oculus account.

Is The Samsung Gear VR Bad For Eyes?

There is currently insufficient evidence to show whether VR headsets, in general, are harmful to the user’s eyes. Although some claim that electronic devices are bad for eyesight, there are others who claim this is not so. The effects cannot be observed over such a short time span, and research is ongoing. Use the device responsibly and in moderation, taking breaks if your eyes feel tired or strained.

What Is the Samsung Gear VR Innovator?

There have been various iterations of the Samsung Gear VR headset over the years. The innovator edition was created specifically for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone.

Which Samsung Gear VR Headset is Best?

The most recent version (the 2017 version) of the Samsung Gear VR is the best. It has refined the design to be more comfortable and intuitive and includes an excellent wireless controller. You can read our review to find out more.

What Resolution Is the Samsung Gear VR?

The resolution depends on the device you’re running the Gear VR from. As an example, the Samsung Galaxy S9 has a 2960×1440 resolution screen that produces 570 ppi.

What Phones Does the Samsung Gear VR Work With?

The Gear VR is only compatible with some Samsung smartphones. This includes the Galaxy S9, S9+, Note8, S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge, A8, A8+.

Can You Use the Samsung Gear VR With a PC?

Although the headset doesn’t connect directly to PCs, it is possible to combine the two experiences. By installing the Bigscreen app on your PC, and SideloadVR and Stream Theater apps on your phone, you can play some games on a virtual screen using the Samsung Gear VR headset. However, this process requires a lot of setup and technical knowledge.

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