Samsung Gear VR: 5 Tips and Tricks To Get Most Out of This Futuristic Device

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Few weeks back, the South Korean giant Samsung has launched its Virtual Reality a.k.a VR headset at a price of Rs. 8,200 in the Indian market. Dubbed as Gear VR, it is compatible only with the Samsung devices including - Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge +.

Samsung Gear VR: 5 Tips and Tricks To Get Most Out of This

Powered by Ocular, you can use this device for playing games, enjoy 2D/3D content and an immersive 360-degree experience with the company's experimental content available. Anyhow, the content for VR as of now is scarce, but we can expect more VR content in a year or two.

Inbox Content:

Samsung Gear VR device, Two straps, User manual and Warranty card.

Samsung Gear VR spec's:

Moving on to the specs, the Gear VR comes with Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity inside. Moreover, it also comes with 96 degree of field of view and IPD coverage of 54 ~ 70 mm. On the form factor, this device comes with 92.6mm in thickness and weighs around 310grams.

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Pricing and availability:

The Samsung Gear VR comes is available in Frost White with a price tag of Rs. 8,200. On the availability, the Gear VR will be available exclusively on Flipkart and selected offline stores including Croma and Reliance Digital.

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

Get rid of lens fog

Samsung forgot to sort out this!

Even though, Samsung has sorted out the issues with the Gear VR, the company has totally forgot about the fog. When used the device for long time, the fog is formed by themselves leaving the visual content somewhat blurry.

However, there are lots of affordable chemical products designed for scuba gear available that can get your job done. Before using your VR device, just spray the solution on to your fingers massage into each lens. Enjoy!!!!


Prefer rotating chair and go wheeeee:

Use swivel chairs for the best experience

You can make the most out of Gear VR by experiencing the 360-degree content! Unlike Ocular rift, it is wireless and you can have your best times in spinning chair. In case if you want to stand and play, choose one directional game like Gunjack and Herobound.

Have a game pad for easy navigation

Touchpad may frustate you sometimes!

Even though, you have touchpad attached to it for navigation, it may be tiring sometimes when you are the peak of enjoyment. To avoid this situation in the future, we suggests you to buy a gamepad which officially supports Gear VR.

There are three variants -- Moga Pro Power, Samsung EI-GP20, SteelSeries Stratus XL.


Use best head phones:

Ofcourse it's a VR, but audio does counts!

Even though VR headset is made for amazing visuals, don't underestimate the power of its audio. With right headphones,it can take you to places, you can't even imagine off.

However, Gear VR can broadcast the audio from the phone's speakers, but that will be lousy experience for the users. But one good headphones can show you the difference.

Take care of your health

Do you have motion sickness?

You can ask, what are you talking about? Is it anyways relevant to this topic? I would say yes! Just because you are in one place, it doesn't mean you won't get motion sickness. To make it clear, some people are prone to motion sickness in VR based on the content.

Before choosing the content, make sure you are aware, about the comfort rating in the Ocular store app. The rating is divided into three:


  • Comfortable for most
  • Comfortable for some
  • Comfortable for few



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