Where do we buy the Samsung Gear VR from? Is it actually worth buying?Well, all I can say is if you want your VR experience on your smartphone to compete the level of these PC headsets then the Gear VR is my #1 Recommendation.I really liked this headset and for a complete review of the Gear VR you could go ahead and read my post here.
With the Samsung team releasing the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Gear VR had its own updates. The release of the new Samsung Note did give the manufacturers an opportunity to update the Gear VR and even try to resolve the issues the old one had.We could not only see the updates in the specifications but also in the looks of the new gear VR.
Here is how the new gear VR is pretty different and better than the old one:
1. The new Gear VR is blue and black in color rather than the old one is black and white in color.There were a few consumer complaints of the light being reflected off the phone’s screen because of the white and this was well taken care of in the newer version of the Gear VR.
2. The newer Gear VR is almost 19 percent lighter than the older one which is not bad and is pretty impressive and much more comfortable than the older one.
3. The Field of View of the new Gear VR is 101 degrees and that of the older one was 96 degrees hence making the VR experience in the new Gear VR more immersive.I personally feel the Gear VR is the only smartphone headset where you don’t see the edges of the phone and the experience is pretty involving and engaging.
4. The new Gear VR also has Home button and the back key hence making navigation much much easier than the previous version of the Gear VR.
5. You could use the same devices as you used on the old Gear VR, the device compatibiliy is the same just with an addition og the new Samsung Note 7, all you need is the micro USB cable and the Note 7 gets connected with the USB-C port of the headset which is yet another feature that is added to the headset.
The bottomline being there are changes that have been made to the Gear VR and the new version is pretty cool and the best part is you could pre-order it off amazon now for $99.(The release date being August 19,2016)