Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Now Available in United States

on December 9, 2014
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• Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition powered by Oculus is now available in the U.S.



Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Now Available in United States

Samsung’s First Virtual Reality Product powered by Oculus Set to Inspire and Entertain


Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung) announced that the Samsung Gear™ VR Innovator Edition powered by Oculus is now available in the U.S. Using the Galaxy Note® 4, Gear VR Innovator Edition gives content creators and VR enthusiasts a chance to get their hands on the first low persistence virtual reality experience powered by a smartphone, enabling developers and early adopters to see and experience content as it is created.


Gear VR


“With Gear VR Innovator Edition, Samsung is putting the device in the hands of creators to craft amazing experiences, as we define this new mobile category together,” said Justin Denison, vice president, Product Strategy and Marketing, Samsung Telecommunications America. “This is a great opportunity for the enthusiast community, developers and Samsung to get feedback and continue to innovate in this exciting new space.”


At launch, Gear VR Innovator Edition includes sample gaming and experiential content like HeroBound, a whimsical dungeon exploration adventure, Anshar Wars, a multiplayer space shooter, and theBlu, an exploration of undersea life, along with a number of other titles and demos. There will also be a variety of 3D 360° video content available, such as a specially filmed portion of the Cirque du Soleil show, Zarkana. These made-for-VR demos, games, and experiences are available for download through the Oculus platform.


Gear VR Innovator Edition leverages the Galaxy Note 4’s display for breathtaking 360° experiences and stunning visuals to create an immersive experience, thanks to a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED® display, ultrafast response time and the Gear VR’s optimized tracking hardware. Equipped with a touch pad, back button, volume controls and focus adjustment wheel, Gear VR Innovator Edition’s flexible, lightweight materials make it comfortable to wear and easy-to-use.


Gear VR Innovator Edition is available for $199 online at and


Full details are available at and Developers can access the Oculus Mobile SDK at Software updates required for Galaxy Note 4 based on carrier availability.


Product Specifications for Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition


Samsung Gear™ VR Product Specifications:

Gear VR Innovator Edition

Optical Lens 96˚ Field of View
Sensor Accelerator, Gyrometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity
Motion to Photon Latency < 20ms
Focal Adjustment Covers Nearsighted / Farsighted Eyes
Interpupillary Distance

Coverage55 ~ 71 mmPhysical User InterfaceTouch Pad, Back Button, Volume KeyConnectionmicroUSB connection to the Galaxy Note 4Dimension (Headset)198 x 116 x 90mmWeight (w/ strap)379gContentsAvailable through Oculus


Note 4

Display5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440)Camera (Pass-Through)High Frame Rate Preview (60fps)Audio3D Spatial Sound on Samsung VR Player for VR Gallery contents (Earphone needed)




*Samsung, Gear, Galaxy Note and Super AMOLED are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

**Read and follow warnings and instructions with the Headset before use. The Headset should be calibrated before each use. Not for use by children under 13. A virtual reality experience may trigger health reactions. See a doctor before use if you have a history of seizures. Stop use if you experience health reactions.

***All functionality features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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