A lot of companies have tried to get their virtual reality (VR) headsets on shelves this year.
We’re now getting a few, and it seems like Samsung’s Galaxy Gear is finally here to take the mantle.
But before you start drooling over the Galaxy Gear VR, there’s a couple of things to consider: the headset is not quite ready for prime time yet, and its software doesn’t look the part.
So, while the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 have made some great advances, it’s still far from the most immersive VR experience we’ve seen, and there are still a few issues to iron out.
We’ve also got our own hands-on with Samsung’s Gear VR headset, and what we’ve found is it’s a great way to experience virtual reality for the first time, and while the headset’s hardware might not look like anything you’d expect from a gaming headset, it certainly delivers a solid experience.
Samsung’s headset uses a pair of lenses, which lets you see your virtual surroundings, while also providing an immersive 360-degree view.
You’re able to move around in a virtual world using the left and right eyes, as well as the Oculus-compatible headgear.
This is where the Samsung Galaxy GearVR really shines.
For a VR headset with such high-end specs, it comes as a surprise that Samsung doesn’t include any additional hardware for the headset to run on.
The headset is only compatible with Gear VR and Gear VR-compatible devices, and Samsung’s included apps only let you use the headset in the Gear VR app, so it’s very limited.
Samsung says the GearVR headset runs on Android, iOS, and Windows.
That’s a pretty small gap for a VR device, but it’s the same hardware that’s made its way onto a number of other VR headsets.
Samsung isn’t the only company making VR headsets for Gear VR.
The HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, and the PlayStation VR all include Gear VR functionality.
The Oculus Rift is available now for $399.
Oculus is also making Gear VR compatible with a number, but only for the Samsung Gear VR: you can use the Gear 360 for the Oculus headset, but you can’t use the Oculus Touch controllers or the Gear Link headset, the Gear Fit, or the Galaxy Nexus.
Samsung also offers a Gear VR camera app for $1.99.
Samsung is also selling a GearVR strap called the Gear Gear Link, which is a nice little accessory that allows you to attach the Gear headset to your belt or the outside of your pants.
It comes in a number colors, and you can also attach the headset with magnets or with the included velcro straps.
While you can attach the Galaxy X, Samsung Galaxy S7, and Galaxy Note 7 to the Gear, they’re not compatible with the Gear and Gear Link.
And while you can connect your Gear VR to a VR camera, you can only use it with Samsung Gear apps.
The Samsung Galaxy X has a number accessories and a camera that can be attached to it, including a camera on the front of the headset.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 has an integrated phone camera that comes with a Gear headset, so you can still use the phone camera on a Gear phone.
The Galaxy S5 and S6 also have a camera attached to the back of the phone, but that’s not compatible for use with the headset either.
You can use your phone as a VR viewer, but Samsung says that’s a limited feature and you’ll need to buy a Gear-specific headset to use it.
If you’re a gamer and want to play a game using a Gear device, you’ll also need to purchase a Gear Link accessory.
Samsung has included the GearLink accessory, a tiny camera attached via Velcro, in its Galaxy S6, S7 and S8 devices.
The Gear Link is a small, plastic box that has a microSD slot, a microUSB port, and an HDMI port.
You’ll need the GearLens headset with your phone to use the Samsung-made Gear Link accessories.
The best VR headset that’s out right now Samsung’s Samsung GearVR is available right now for just $399, and we’re really excited about this device.
It has a few key specs: it has a large 4K OLED screen, 4K displays for VR, a high-quality audio system, and a full-featured camera that supports 360-degrees of tracking.
That includes full support for positional tracking, and 360-degrees of immersion.
For $199, the Samsung Samsung Gear 360, the $299 Samsung Gear Link with a headset, or a $399 Samsung Gear S5 will all let you play VR games on a large screen.
But the Gear S6 and S7 aren’t really VR headsets at all, and even the Gear 10 is a bit small in comparison.
And the Gear 8 and S9 aren’t very capable VR headsets, either