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Put on the Gear VR and go from front-row experiences to adventures you've only dreamt of. The Gear VR's new design and new controller gives you a better perspective and the ability to go farther than ever before.
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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 than it actually is. It's also designed to feel comfortable no matter your facial structure, while the foam cushioning offers a natural hold as it blocks light from seeping in.

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Ergonomic Design

For a more comfortable and interactive VR experience

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Gear VR seen from behind showing the inner lens, foam cushioning and strap holder
Strap holder

A stable and secure hold

Foam cushioning

Soft but unyielding to light

Hand holding the Gear VR controller, Front view of 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's shaped to be used naturally with one hand.

Left side view of the Gear VR controller

See the big picture

It's a clearly superior virtual reality experience with the wide 101° field of view through the large lens and the smooth and precise head tracking via the built-in gyro sensor and accelerometer.

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video illustrating the experience of wearing the Gear VR and seeing a spaceship flying in outer space

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 engage in deep discussions or simply just hang out.

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700 apps and counting

With the Gear VR, you'll find it hard to run out of things to do. The ever-growing 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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A Night Sky

The player is invited to connect the celestial bodies above using the Gear VR Controller. As the various patterns are completed, the constellations come to life, recreating the animals, characters and memories of their youth.

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Drop Dead

You're the last agent able to stop Dr. Monday and save the world! Slay zombie hordes using a high-tech visor, insane gadgets and an arsenal of Z-shredding weapons.

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Hidden Fortune

Hidden Fortune is an adventurous treasure hunt through a virtual world of charm and enchantment. Conjure magic, solve puzzles, and collect secrets and treasures alike, all throughout a winding series of episodic chapters.

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Monzo

Want to build a car? A WWII plane? How about a Da Vinci Paddle Boat? Each model has been finely crafted so that you can build them up piece by piece in full Virtual Reality.

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Rangi

Solve complex puzzles, explore hidden temples, escape deadly platforms and revel in the joy of flight as you restore the Musiki's stolen rhythms! Inspired by tribal music, art and architecture from across the African continent, Rangi is challenging yet comfortable to play.

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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 your'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 S8 inserted
Compatibility

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

USB port
  • USB Type-C USB Type-C port module for Gear VR
  • Micro USB Micro USB port module for Gear VR

Open up new worlds

The Gear VR is engineered to change how you view and interact with the world. Use it with the Galaxy S8 or S8+ to relive moments in 360 degrees captured with the Gear 360 (2017) or go places you never thought possible. Break down the barriers in your world with the Galaxy S8 or S8+, Gear 360 (2017), and the Gear VR.

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Front view of Gear 360 (2017)
Gear 360
Front view of Galaxy S8 and S8+
Galaxy S8 | S8+
Front view of Gear VR with Controller
Gear VR

Specifications

Illustration of front view of Gear VR with Galaxy S8 inserted with the Gear VR controller
  • Illustration of 101 degree field of view Field of view

    101˚

  • Illustration of 345 gram weight Weight

    345 g

  • Illustration of sensor Sensors

    Gyroscope / Accelerometer
    (Sampling rate : 1KHz), Proximity sensor

  • Illustration of compatibility Compatibility

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

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