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Wear it with ease and comfort

It's easy to get lost in the world of virtual reality because the Gear VR is engineered to feel lighter.

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The Gear VR seen from the back

Strap in for the ride While you're journeying through uncharted lands, the strap keeps the Gear VR securely on and the foam cushioning helps prevent too much light from seeping in.

A fitting design

If you want to spend hours with your Gear VR, you can: the Gear VR is engineered with your comfort in mind and is designed to feel comfortable when you’re wearing it.

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Front view of Gear VR controller, Left side view of the Gear VR controller

Control comes naturally

Use the Gear VR controller as a remote control to navigate your virtual reality with ease or use it as a gamepad complete with trigger to win battles. The controller is designed to be used naturally with one hand.

How to control

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    Touchpad Press and swipe to
    select and navigate

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    Back Key +
    Home Key
    Press to go back
    or to go to Home

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    Volume Key Press to raise or
    lower volume

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    Trigger Press to initiate
    an action

Hand holding the Gear VR controller

Explore new dimensions

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Travel new lands and see magical landscapes with the wide 101° field of view through the large lens. The stable and precise head tracking via the built-in gyro sensor and accelerometer makes sure it's a smooth ride.

Party in virtual rooms

Whether you and your friends are worlds apart or practically next door neighbors, Oculus Rooms and Parties are a convenient and fun way to spend time together. Put on your Gear VRs and set up an Oculus Room to just hang out, virtually.

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800 apps and counting

With the Gear VR, you'll find it hard to run out of things to do. The range of games, apps, and experimental experiences on the Gear VR means exploring what's available is just part of the journey.

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Dead and Buried

Use the Gear VR Controller to fend off hordes of ghouls in the Old Saloon and compete against other players in multiplayer Quickdraw duels.

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Term1nal

Term1nal follows the story of Flynn Lightman, a highly skilled hacker, specialized in remotely controlling androids. Sneak through 12 missions. Outsmart the enemy security. Hack the facility and puzzle your way through over 2 hours of story driven stealth-action gameplay.

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VR Sports Challenge

Choose between three skill games; Targetpalooza, Catchathon, or the Three Point Contest. Compete by yourself or against your friends with pass and play. The Gear VR Controller puts the ball in your hands.

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Monzo

Want to build a car? A WWII plane? Who doesn’t want to create T-Rex? Each model has been finely crafted so that you can build them up piece by piece in full Virtual Reality. The limit is only your creativity.

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Paint VR

Paint in VR with the Gear VR Controller! Use an assortment of brushes to let your creativity flow in a virtual space! The sky is the limit for your imagination as you express yourself in a way never possible before.

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Experience the world and beyond
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Galaxy compatible

It doesn't matter whether your Galaxy smartphone uses Micro USB or USB Type-C connection. Simply attach the port you need to your Gear VR, and you're all set to head into the world of virtual reality.

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Left half of front view of Gear VR with Galaxy Note8 inserted
USB port
  • USB Type-C port module for Gear VR USB Type-C
  • Micro USB port module for Gear VR Micro USB
Compatibility

Galaxy Note8, S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge

Connect to a bigger world with Phone+

When connected to the Galaxy Note8, the Gear VR is your portal to a new world where you can see, share, and do more—like relive moments in 360 degrees captured with the Gear 360 (2017) or travel to the places of your dreams. Break down barriers of your world with the Galaxy Note8, Gear VR, and Gear 360 (2017).

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Front view of Galaxy Note8 in portrait mode
Front view of Gear 360 (2017)

Specifications

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  • Field of view

    101˚

  • Weight

    345 g

  • Sensors

    Gyro sensor / Proximity sensor

  • Compatibility

    Galaxy Note8, S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge

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