Difference Between HMD Odyssey and Gear VR
Ready to immerse yourself into virtual reality but not sure which virtual reality headset is the best for you? Let us help you make that choice.
To start your VR experience, you'll need a Windows PC that meets all system requirements. Windows Mixed Reality, Windows Mixed Reality Ultra, and Steam VR require different specifications, so make sure you have the right PC.
Gear VR with Controller
To delve into the world of virtual reality with the Gear VR with Controller, all you need is a compatible Samsung smartphone. Simply insert the phone in the headset and you'll be able to enjoy endless entertainment.
Note: Gear VR with Controller Galaxy Note8 Edition is compatible with the Note8 and all earlier phones going back to the Galaxy S6 and up. Gear VR with Controller is not compatible with the Note8, but is still compatible back to Galaxy S6.
We're sure you'll have a blast in both virtual worlds, but there are differences between the Gear VR with Controller and HMD Odyssey.
Being powered by a powerful PC, HMD Odyssey offers better visuals and immersive experience. Also, it allows you to look and move around, as every bit of your movement in the real world translates to the virtual world, while Gear VR only allows you to look around in full 360 degrees.
However, Gear VR with over 1000+ content, can be carried around almost anywhere, and has an affordable cost, especially when you already own a compatible Samsung phone.
Now, the decision is all yours to make. Good luck!
Wanna cut to the chase and compare tech specs? See the table below for a detailed breakdown of the two devices.
|HMD Odyssey||Gear VR with Controller|
|Degrees of Freedom (DoF)||6||3|
|Controllers||2 x 6 DoF||1 x 3 DoF|
|App Library||Windows Mixed Reality and Steam VR||Oculus Store (1066 apps)|
|Display||Built-in, Dual 3.5" AMOLED 1440x1600 (2880x1660)||Uses smartphone display, up to 2960x1440|
|Field of View||110||101|
|Refresh Rate||Up to 90 Hz||Up to 60 Hz|
|Mic||Built-in, Dual Array Mic||Uses Phone Mic|
|Audio||360 Degree Spatial Sound from AKG tuned Built-in Headphones||Uses Phone Speakers or 3.5mm Jack|
How would you like to contact us?
Live Chat support with a Samsung Care Pro.
Help with your Order
Your order, returns, refunds and trade-in questions answered
Text SMSCARE to 62913 to receive live support 24/7*
Give us a call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864)
Mobile Support 8 AM - 12 AM EST 7 days a week
Home Electronics & Appliance Support 8 AM - 12 AM EST 7 days a week
IT/Computing Support 8 AM - 9 PM EST, Mon - Fri