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Gear VR worth buying?

Posted Aug 30, 2016 by krool-intentions

  1. krool-intentions

    krool-intentions New Member

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    Is the gear worth the cost? I have a galaxy s6 that i bought used, but no vr yet. I've used cardboard and found the idea cool but it was hard to find content wirth playing so is things any more better with the gear vr? I know they have their own store with apps, but not sure what is all there. Any advice would be awesome. thanks!
     
  2. Luka

    Luka Administrator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't say there's a lot of content there that will get you to use it regularly. But for how much it costs, I would say yes.
     
  3. Andrew Grush

    Andrew Grush Supreme Overlord Staff Member

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    Compared to headsets like the Rift or Vive, the library isn't massive. That said, it's much better than Cardboard. Both in terms of games, and in terms of immersion.

    There are a number of "full" games and apps, while Cardboard is 99% tech demos. That said, if you're looking for games that take 30+ hours to beat, etc, not going to find it with Gear VR. Some of the better titles will engross you for a few hours and will set you back a few bucks, or as much as around $10 - $15.

    At the end of the day though, if you already have a compatible phone (which you do), I think it's worth the asking price.

    I also recommend, if you live near a retailer that does Vive/Rift/PSVR demos, checking out something that's a bit more advanced -- just so you have a better feel at what higher-end VR is like.
     
  4. Calvin Blake

    Calvin Blake New Member

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    Before i got a Vive, I started with the Gear VR. Samsung's vr headset got me interested, especially games like Herobound. Eventually I wanted even more, so I invested in the Vive. So yah, it is good to buy, just not in same league as more expensive headsets.
     
  5. John Velasco

    John Velasco New Member

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    I guess it's that sense of spatial tracking that truly separates the experience.
     
  6. David Imel

    David Imel New Member

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    Most definitely. Vive is on a completely different level. Gear might be a good starting point, although I'm really interested to see what Google can pull out with Daydream.
     
  7. Dan14

    Dan14 New Member

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    Daydream VR will be the catalyst for it all, hopefully October 4th may reveal some more good stuff.
     
  8. David Imel

    David Imel New Member

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    I think until the next USB-C Samsung phone comes out, people should hold off. Although by then Samsung might have a more beefed up daydream competitor.
     
  9. Jake Lam

    Jake Lam New Member

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    If you want to use it to experience VR at the moment, then I say why not. I recently got one from a UK based online retailer for a very good price. I'll probably be using it for watching videos and viewing 360 content. But the Gear VR is not too bad.
     
  10. Dejan

    Dejan New Member

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    If you can find it for a good price, I would go for it. Haven't tried the new GearVR yet though....
     
  11. DVP

    DVP New Member

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    My friend has Samsung Gear VR, he likes it, but I'm not that into it. Waiting for Daydream from Google.
     

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