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77
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

Oculus VR and Samsung's Gear VR virtual reality headset is an enticing first taste of the potential future of a new medium. It's light, comfortable and -- most importantly -- accessible. Gear VR is the most usablevirtual reality headset we've ever tried, and the first to market after several years of hype. At the same time, an extremely limited selection of software and functionality makes Gear VR live up to its "Innovator Edition" alias: It's a device intended for early adopters and virtual reality enthusiasts, not the mainstream. At least for now.

Pros
  • Incredibly accessible
  • Light, comfortable, attractive
  • Extremely impressive visuals
Cons
  • Limited functionality
  • Extremely limited software library
  • Requires a Note 4, making it very expensive
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Scores

Engadget

77
 

User Reviews

90
Tommart
Good variety of free software to show potential. However there is no software...read more
100
hagg87
The Virtual Reality experience on this is amazing, just needs positional tracking...read more
100
LRGDNA
This is my first venture into VR and I am in awe of how great it works. I've...read more
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80
Average Critic Score

Design and form factor

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Ease of use

87
 

How It Stacks Up

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60
 

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68
 

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