The Samsung Gear VR will go on sale in December
Although the Oculus back into fashion virtual reality, will not be the first to put its helmet on sale .This position would be Samsung which seems to begin marketing its Gear VR in December . The device, which in a first phase will only be available in the US and will have a website where interested parties may reserve the gadget from this week .
The version that will go on sale will Innovator’s Edition , which will be specially designed for the”developers experiment with the platform before the hardware and the software is ready for consumers”. In this way, the team will begin shipping in two packages , one with a helmet and a Bluetooth controller for $ 250 (200 euros) ; other, containing only the town for $ 200 (160 euros) .
Although this product itself does not result particularly expensive, remember that the accompanying phablet for the team work, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 , worth 700 euros so in total there are 860 euros (minimum). It is true that the appliance has a visible potential allowing users to enjoy the experience of being immersed in what is being displayed.
Apparently, the disposal of Gear VR Innovator’s Edition will be accompanied by the release of a number of applications in the coming months . These virtual reality goggles not only allow users to play games, but it also can be used to watch movies so immersive, ie, as if you were inside the screen. Within the structure of the display, have been incorporated various sensors and features to achieve all these sensations transmitted.
Specifically, the terminal has a to accelerometer and a gyroscope that helps detect any head movement made by the user. For example, to move forward you will advance in the game. With this, the company has achieved the feeling of immersion which is excellent . Anyway, also has a magnetic sensor and a proximity , both to detect the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 other actions.
Thanks to these features, the glasses have a latency of 20 microseconds slightest movement . That is, the reaction time and the images will move about on par with the player. Obviously, this is one more feature that gives the feeling of being inside the game.
In case you want to have a surround sound for greater investment, you’ll need headphones that connect to smartphone technology to enhance 3D Spatial Sound . Also, to make it more convenient for the consumer, the computer uses a port microUSB 1.1 mobile for the two terminals remain connected. This will ensure that no disconnections occurs.