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Samsung Gear VR - Offiicial

by Jon Platt on September 04, 2016

Gear VRPowered by oculus

Top view of Gear VR

Supreme comfort

You're ready to explore new worlds, engage in tense action. You need a headset that's well made, and engineered to fit better than ever before. Like the Gear VR.

Gear VR seen from top right perspective
  • Closeup of Gear VR’s strap holderStrap holder

    Anchored securely to handle
    epic moves

  • Closeup of Gear VR seen from bottom left perspectiveWeight

    345 g for extended sessions(312 g without front cover)

  • Closeup of Gear VR’s foam cushioningFoam cushioning

    Soft with the right amount
    of comfort

Complete focus

With the Gear VR you get a bigger field of view, smoother images. Incredibly low light leakage and reflection prevention. It's game on.

Gear VRGear VR
Gear VRSimulated example of wearing the Gear VR and seeing the 360 degree content

Convenient control

With a tap or a swipe. The larger and now completely flat touchpad exists for precision and control. The new Home Key takes you straight back to Oculus Home.


    Press to return to Oculus Home


    Press to return to previous menu


    Tap or swipe the level surface for easy control

Gear VR seen from the left showing the home key, back key and touch pad

The Galaxy connection

Gear VR works seamlessly with Galaxy smartphones. Compatible with both USB Type-C and Micro USB, you just need to snap on the connector module for your phone, and you're done.

USB Type-CGalaxy Note7 Micro USBGalaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+,S6, S6 edge
Image of Gear VR showing where the connector module is to be inserted

Oculus Home

This is where your VR journey begins. Browse through games and experiences or explore what's new on the Oculus Store. Meet up with friends and discover a world of possibilities—all from your virtual home.

*Availability of updates and services may vary by country or region.

Illustrative image showing what Gear VR user would see when at Oculus HomeBackground scene on Oculus HomeGear VR

Optimized for Gear VR

Gear VR seen from the topGalaxy Note7 seen from the side and about to be attached to the Gear VRBackground scenes for browsing UIBackground scenes for browsing UI