Samsung Gear VR W/ Controller (US Version with Warranty) ⭐⭐⭐⭐:halfstar:



To Buy Or Not Summary

:star::star::star::star::halfstar: by 537 customers
4.3 out of 5
  • Amazon Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::star::emptystar: by 194 customers
    4.0 out of 5
  • Best Buy Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::star::halfstar: by 277 customers
    4.4 out of 5
  • Walmart Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::star::halfstar: by 66 customers
    4.4 out of 5


  • Go anywhere, do anything, be anyone with virtual reality
  • Complete 360 immersion with a wide 101o field of view
  • New social features to interact with friends in VR -watch a movie/TV together, play a game or just chat in a virtual world
  • Seamless integration w/ Samsung Gear 360 to create your own VR content
  • Buy
  • Don’t buy

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Amazon Review by Tech Insider :star::star::star::star::emptystar:

169 people found the following review helpful

It's a nice geeky device, but still, there is a room for improvements

I received this VR with a pre-order of my Samsung Galaxy S8+. 1) Should you upgrade your Gear VR if you have 2016 model? - No. Samsung stayed faithful to the design of their previous model of VR and there are no radical changes. It's all plastic design, still a bit bulky, as for me.
  1. Should you upgrade your Gear VR if you have 2015 model?
  • Yes. It’s more comfortable, it has a wider field of view, it has a better touchpad, it supports new Samsung phones and overall it has more sense of immersion.
  1. What do I think about the new controller?
  • I love the new controller, it’s a game changer for gear VR not only for the game but also for navigation through the main Iances. It’s much easier and comfortable to just use a controller instead of trying to sweat the touchpad on your head. It’s definitely worth the money and you should get it if you want to step up the game. And regarding the game and gear just try to drop that with this new controller, you will understand how powerful this little
    piece of technology can be. It’s a 10 out of 10 product and this is a must have companion for gear VR users.

4)Do I prefer a new gear VR to the Google Daydream?

  • Yes, it is an overall better experience, considering the available apps, the controller the headset and the level of comfort.
  1. How do I compare gear VR with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PS VR?
  • There isn’t anything to compare - you can’t compare mobile VR to a PC-based or constant-base VR. It’s like apples and oranges. The PC based VR or console based VR headsets are built for gaming and they use the power of a PC or console to operate. They are much more expensive.

VR in 2017 is still a raw product and if it wasn’t a free pre-order gift, I would probably not buy it. There is still a few games and apps, phones should have at least 4K screen (I can see pixels now). And the whole device looks a bit bulky. I can watch 360 videos in it, and this is the pleasure. But I get a bit nauseous after 15 minutes. It’s a nice geeky device, but still, there is a room for improvements. - Customer Reviews: Samsung Gear VR W/ Controller (US Version with Warranty)


Best Buy Review by DNX9 :star::star::star::star::star:

Better than expected

The Gear VR (along with the Galaxy S8) was my first virtual reality experience, and I didn't want to get my hopes up. However, it's a lot better than I expected. Once you get things working, figure out your focus, etc., it's really fun to play with, and hours can go by really fast.

I haven’t had problems with my S8 overheating with this, unlike problems I think others have had historically.

The only real downsides are generic, and not unique to this setup. There can be some VR sickness with the way some things can move. Watch out for things like simulated rollercoasters. And though there’s probably more content than I expected, especially if you’re willing to pay, at the same time there’s a huge amount of room for growth with VR in general.

Anyway, it’s a lot of fun, and I’ll never watch things like 3D movies again anywhere else. There’s no point. If you have a recent phone that can handle this (like the S8), I’d consider it a must-have. - Customer Reviews: Samsung Gear VR W/ Controller (US Version with Warranty)


here is a youtube video

Samsung Gear VR with Controller - Review (2017)


Walmart Review by CozyQT :star::emptystar::emptystar::emptystar::emptystar:

Cannot Connect to Because of "Invalid Request" Error

Everything was going great until I plugged my brand new Galaxy S8 into the Samsung Gear VR headset. It required me to login through my Facebook account, which I tried to do multiple times. Each time I got an error message "Invalid Request". I confirmed my Facebook login and password, even changed my password and tried to login again, but still got the same message. I love my Galaxy S8, but am ready to send the "free" Gear VR back to its manufacturer after I pound it into little pieces in frustration. I'd be happy to change my rating if someone could tell how to get around the "Invalid Request" problem. - Customer Reviews: Samsung Gear VR W/ Controller (US Version with Warranty)


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