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Samsung Gear VR

SM-R322 (2015 / 2016 Edition)
SM-R322NZWABTU
SAM-GVRL-C1
£74.17 exVAT
£89.00 incVAT
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Description

Samsung Gear VR Overview

Samsung Gear VR SM-R322 UKBack in 2014, Samsung reignited the consumer interest in Virtual Reality by partnering with Oculus to release the original Gear VR Innovator Editions.

This was a concept product only designed to work with the Galaxy Note 4, and showcased a limited amount of specialist content to whet the appetites of those who have to be at the forefront of modern technology.

Smaller, lighter and ready for everyone

This new Gear VR has been designed to work with a few more phones, namely the 2015 range of Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

Samsung have now also confirmed that the Gear VR will be compatible with the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones for 2016!

What's also important is that the content library for VR has grown exponentially. There are now more games, applications and videos than ever before.

If you already own one of the compatible Galaxy smartphones or are looking to upgrade soon, the Gear VR is the ultimate accessory.

Design

19% lighter than previous Gear VR models, the SM-R322 2015 Edition weighs in at just over 300 grams. With redesigned foam padding around the eyes and a universal nose bridge, the Gear VR has been developed to be a comfortable fit to as many people as possible.

The focus wheel at the top allows you to adjust the VR's output. Users with prescription eyeglasses may be able to put them aside and match the focal length to their own eyesight - if not then contact lenses are recommended.

Control

Once you have locked your smartphone into place via the micro USB connector, you can control the Gear VR with a combination of the touchpad and back button.

With the Gear VR correctly placed on your head, the 4-way directional touchpad will sit around your right temple. The back button just above this, with a volume rocker in front.

As standard, sound will be played from your smartphone speaker, so for a more immersive VR experience, headphones (not included) are recommended.

Oculus Home

Oculus are the company responsible for making VR related headlines in the tech industry for the last few years. Their standalone VR headset is due to be available in 2016, however for now their imaging expertise and software is at work in the Gear VR.

Oculus Home is an application for your Galaxy smartphone that allows you to access and load a variety of VR content. The app launches automaticlally as soon as the smartphone is placed into the Gear VR (or you are prompted to install it).

The Oculus Home app has been custom designed to be suitable for viewing in a VR environment, providing an immersive, landscape-oriented interface with a 3 dimensional depth of field.

Apps and Content

At the time of writing there are now well over 100 apps ready to download from the Oculus Store, which is being added to every week. Some are free and some are paid, however every one introduces you to a new immersive world.

Games such as Land's End, Eve:Gunjack, VR Karts: Sprint and Adventure Time: Magic Man's Head Games all put you directly in the action in a way never before imagined, as your movements are tracked in a fully realised 360 degree environment.

Settling down at home to watch a movie on Netflix has never been more appealing as you can see a story unfold right in front of your eyes.

Samsung Gear VR Technical

Optical Lens

  • 96° Field of View

Sensors

  • Accelerator
  • Gyro
  • Proximity

Motion to Photon Latency

  • < 20ms

Focal Adjustment

  • Covers Nearsighted / Farsighted Eyes

Interpupillary Distance Coverage

  • 55 ~ 71 mm

Physical User Interface

  • Touch Pad
  • Back Button
  • Volume Key
  • Focus adjustment wheel

Connection

  • Multipurpose connector (connects to microUSB port on compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphones)

Dimension (Headset)

  • 201.9 (W) x 116.4 (L) x 92.6 (H) mm
  • 318 grams (without smartphone)

Samsung Gear VR Lifestyle Hero

Documents

SM-R322_UM_EU_Eng_Rev.1.1_151028_Screen.pdf SM-R322_UM_EU_Eng_Rev.1.1_151028_Screen.pdf (2808KB)

Videos

FAQs

Troubleshooting

Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some situations may not apply to your device. If the tips below do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre.

The Oculus Home screen does not appear when the mobile device is connected to the Gear VR

  • Ensure that the mobile device is properly connected to the Gear VR
  • Ensure that the mobile device is turned on
  • Ensure that you install the software for the Gear VR on the mobile device
  • Ensure that the mobile device’s battery is fully charged

The mobile device is hot to the touch

When using apps that require a higher amount of power than normal or when using apps on your device for an extended period, the mobile device may feel hot to the touch.

When the Gear VR detects a high temperature, a message appears on the screen warning you to stop wearing the Gear VR and to wait for it to cool down.

Stop using the Gear VR until the mobile device cools down, and then resume use.

This is normal and should not affect the mobile device's lifespan or performance.

The image on the screen looks tilted or skewed

Remove the Gear VR and place it on a flat surface with the lenses facing forwards and the Focus adjustment wheel at the top.

Wait 5–7 seconds before using it again.

The image on the screen is moving randomly

The Gear VR can be affected by magnetic interference created by items, such as computers, TVs, or electric cables.

Avoid using the Gear VR in areas affected by magnetic interference.

The screen is out of focus

  • Ensure that the Gear VR is correctly placed on your face
  • Rotate the Focus adjustment wheel until the screen looks clear

The image on the screen is shaking

  • Disconnect the mobile device from the Gear VR and then reconnect it
  • Restart the mobile device

A game controller or Bluetooth headset is not connected

  • Ensure that the Bluetooth device is connected to the mobile device
  • Ensure that the mobile device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum Bluetooth range (10 m)
  • Ensure that the battery of the Bluetooth device that you are connecting to is fully charged

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