Kiwis to get a dose of virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR

Aug 11. 2015
Kiwis to get a dose of virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR

The much anticipated Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge is on sale now in New Zealand


Auckland, New Zealand, 11 June 2015 – Mobile virtual reality has arrived in New Zealand, with the new Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition headset landing on shelves this week. Fully optimised and compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the Gear VR Innovator Edition powered by Oculus gives Kiwis the opportunity to enjoy Samsung’s unrivalled, 360 degree virtual reality experience.


Extraordinary Entertainment

Optimised for both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the Gear VR Innovator Edition lets users engage with high resolution movies, TV shows, games and photos like never before. With reduced pixilation and a wide field-of-view, users receive a better virtual reality experience with longer lasting usage time.


Designed for Comfort

Built with the end-user in mind, Samsung Gear VR is built for comfortable wearing. Ergonomically redesigned straps give excellent weight balance, while mechanical ventilation supports an extended VR experience.


High Quality Performance

Greater computing power and improved graphics quality enable users to explore the best virtual reality adventures.


USB Compatibility

The Gear VR can now be powered with its USB port for extended usage time.


3D Games and Movies Ready to Download

Gear VR content is available for download via the Oculus Store. From movies to games, users have an extensive selection of optimised virtual reality content to explore from top-tier creators. From the latest performance by Cirque du Soleil, Kurios, to adrenaline-fueled games that propel players into the action, Samsung Gear VR opens up new virtual worlds of entertainment to explore.



The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are on sale now with a Recommend Price of NZD$299 from selected Noel Leeming stores, Samsung Kiosks and online at 


The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are on sale now from Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees and selected retailers.


Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Product Specifications


Gear VR


196 x 107.9 x 82.9 mm


Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity(Mount/Unmount Detection)


*Field of View

96 degree

IPD Coverage

54 ~ 70 mm (Fixed Lenses)


Replaceable Face Form, Carrying Pouch, Lens Cleaning Cloth


Frost White


microUSB connection to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge


* All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at


About Oculus VR, Inc.

Oculus VR, a Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) company, is revolutionizing the way people experience video games and other digital content. The company’s first product, the highly anticipated Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows players to step inside the game. It provides an immersive, stereoscopic 3D experience with an ultra-wide field of view and super low latency head tracking. For more information, visit: