Samsung Gear VR: An Extensive Look!
A new series of screenshots of the Samsung Gear VR have just been released and indicate that the software for the virtual reality headset is all ready for launch! The Gear VR is basically an Android-based affordable Oculus Rift-type device. Oculus has been a huge help to Samsung by providing the software for the Gear VR.
The images by SamMobile show what are the apps that will complement the virtual reality experience by Samsung. The complete, polished and slick head set is expected to launch in September at the IFA in Berlin.
Looking at the screenshots, we can see that there is an whole wizard setup dedicated to giving you an excellent user experience with the device. It keeps users up to speed and everything will be accessible via the Android mobile device you already have.
Along with the End User License Agreement, users will have to download a handful of apps such as VR Panorama, VR Cinema and a HMT Manager, which is expected to be an early version of VR Manager. The images you see in the gallery above show a glimpse of the HMT Manager and confirms that there will be a touch pad on the side of the Gear VR. This is to allow ease of navigation.
There are couple of interesting features including an optional Warning Alert. The Alert is designed to inform users every hour when users have spent way too much time in a virtual world and not enough time in the real world. There is additionally, an undock alert, a screen timeout option and a calibration setting that will allows users to set up the Galaxy device to work properly with the virtual head gear.
The Gear VR will be easy to use due to the control users will have using the S Voice. There is also a mode that allows users to see realistically what is in front of them at that moment. Hence, turning off virtual reality for awhile. The virtual reality headset would utilize your device’s front facing camera and project that image for your eyes to see.
We cannot wait for the real thing to finally be released in a couple of months! We’re definitely going to be doing an update as long as a comparison between the Samsung Gear VR and Google’s Carboard.