Samsung Gear VR (SM-R322)

  • Model #: SM-R322
  • Web Code: 10399763
  • Release Date: 12/11/2015
4.4
(57 ratings)
$139.99
Samsung VR Overview

Samsung VR Overview

The Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality journey that drops you in the middle of the action, no matter what you choose to watch.

Overview

Instantly transport yourself to a whole other world with the Samsung Gear VR. Powered by Oculus, it works with compatible Samsung phones to bring you an incredibly immersive mobile virtual reality experience, anytime, anywhere. You'll feel at the heart of the action as the Gear VR surrounds you with 2D and 3D 360-degree videos, photos, and games.

More Information

  • Connects easily to your compatible Samsung device (sold separately) for a wonderfully immersive mobile virtual reality environment you can access anytime you want
  • Enjoy videos, photos, and games with stunning 360-degree panoramic views and mesmerizing 3D experiences
  • Compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and Galaxy Note 5
  • Endless hours of entertainment await: download revolutionary games, apps, and experiences from the Oculus VR app store
  • Gear VR provides a super-immersive environment that makes movie-watching an enthralling experience, free from distractions from the outside world
  • Takes gaming to another level, allowing you to use head movements to aim, explore, and interact in your games
  • Easy-to-use trackpad lets you tap selections and swipe up, down, left, and right through any menus or options
  • Polyurethane face foam cushioning ensures a comfortable fit even during marathon sessions
  • Redesigned to it can be worn over most eyeglasses

What's in the Box?

  • Gear VR
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Health & Safety

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

Geek Squad Protection

We fix it or replace it.

Choose the coverage that’s right for you when you click Add to Cart.

  • Collection/Series
    Gear
  • Device Type
    VR Gaming
  • Attachment Location
    Head
  • Primary Function
    Virtual Reality
  • Material
    Polyurathane
  • Country of Origin
    Korea
  • Colour
    White
  • Display
  • Connectivity
  • USB (Data)
    No
  • NFC Enabled
    Yes
  • 3G
    No
  • 4G LTE
    No
  • Smart Phone Synchronization
    Yes
  • Activity Monitoring Features
  • Notifications & Controls
  • Sensors
  • Compatibility
  • Android Compatibility
    Galaxy S6; Galaxy S6 Edge; Galaxy S6 Edge+; Galaxy Note 5
  • Software/Apps
  • Power
  • Other Features
  • Physical Features
  • Width
    53.3 cm
  • Height
    24.2 cm
  • Depth
    20.6 cm
  • Weight
    298 g
  • Warranty Labour
    1 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)

loading

Loading

Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5
Based on 57 ratings,51 Reviews
Ratings & Reviews

Ratings in Detail

  • 5 Stars
    34
  • 4 Stars
    30
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Star
    0

Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 100%

51 Reviews

Critical 0%

0 Reviews

Rate & Review this product

Tell others about your experience with this product.

Write a review
  • from Saskatoon, SK
  • May 12, 2016
4.0

Solid Virtual Reality

The Gear VR is a lot like any other gaming console; people judge it largely based on the content available for it and right now, there really isn't a whole lot of content. There are a couple really nice games out there but most of the apps are just 360 degree videos and as cool as that is, it's not the kind of thing you can enjoy too many times before it gets old. This will eventually get better as more developers get on board the VR train but it'll take time, just as it did for the iPhone, Android and Windows Phone app stores. The Gear VR itself isn't a terrible way to consume the content, though. The goggles are comfortable and the fabric liner is attached with velcro so it can be removed and thrown in the washer when needed. The straps do start to get a bit itchy after a while but I've yet to meet a strap that didn't. There is a touch-sensitive D-Pad on the side that is used for input, which is a decent spot for it but I find that the contours are a little too subtle. I often lose track of where exactly on the D-Pad my finger is and the only way to get my bearings again is to find the center button - a process that requires touching a touchpad, thereby resulting in unwanted input. While there are some things Samsung could do with the Gear VR to make this a little more intuitive, I also feel that the apps play a large role in this. Some apps are more sensitive to this than others so the exact amount of disruption can vary and I find myself judging apps based on how they handle it. The other minor issue is the screen focus. This is controlled through a mechanical wheel adjustment located at the top of the Gear VR. While this part works fine, I find that most apps have such a low resolution that it's difficult to tell exactly when you're properly focussed. It doesn't help that the outer parts of the screen require a different focal length than the center so you can never actually get the whole thing into focus anyway. You pretty much have to figure out which part of the screen you'll be looking at most often, then focus that part. If you want to look at something else, you'll need to turn your head to center it in your sight rather than simply looking at it. This can make watching movies a bit tiresome but for most of the games, this isn't as big of a deal since you're usually turning to look at whatever you're doing anyway. I do find myself frequently adjusting the focus, though. My only other complaint at this point is the apparent lack of availability for a wireless controller. The Gear VR supports gamepads connected via bluetooth, which would seem to resolve my touchpad issues but I can't find anywhere local to actually buy these controllers. I'll likely have to order one online, which is a turnoff for me but may not be a big deal to others. I expect this problem to disappear over time, though. Like any new product, availability is always scarcer in the beginning and that seems to be the case here. All the controllers I've seen so far have been standard gamepads like you would use with a console system but there are some pretty fancy ones being developed. No word yet on when they'll be available but I'm really looking forward to when they do come out. That all said, there is some pretty amazing stuff on there. Virtual Reality has a lot of potential and the Gear VR is a fairly solid way to consume that content. There are some improvements to be made but considering this is, for the most part, a first attempt at this kind of technology, some growing pains are to be expected. There will no doubt be new versions released at some point that will almost certainly address these minor complaints so if these issues are important to you, it may be better to wait a bit. But if you don't think it'll bother you that much, it's well worth it. Because the technology is so new and so dependent on developers building content for it, there is a huge push to get as many Gear VRs in customers' hands as possible. The more people wh

  • from Kenora, ON
  • May 02, 2016
5.0

awesome

Definitely worth the money. It's worth it just for watching Netflix alone. But there's a ton of other stuff you can do with it.

  • from Port Dover, ON
  • Apr 26, 2016
4.0

Great for the price

This VR product is a great deal, assuming you have a qualifying phone like the Samsung S6 or S7 Videos and movies loaded in your phone can be watched with a full screen in a theatre setting; you can even modify how close to the screen you sit. Really looks like you are there. Games with a blue tooth linked to phone are also great but can cause nausea. With the S6, you will likely get a "phone too hot" message suggesting not playing further until phone cools down. I have not had that occur as yet with the S7 Only reason not given a 5 star is use causing the phone to overheat Value wise this may bet the oculus Rift when available, particularly as understand the Rift will need a wired connection to a pc and a powerful one at that..

  • from Laval, QC
  • Apr 20, 2016
4.0

Impressionnant

Vraiment très impressionnant . Pour le prix je suis surpris . Téléchargement long, mais cela vaut tellement la peine. Téléphone qui devient chaud (s7 edge) une pause de 10 minutes après 1 h et tout est OK. Je suis très surpris du réalisme exemple j’ai fait du parachute et le feeling que j’ai ressenti dans l’hélicoptère avec le VR étais le même que quand j’étais dans l’avion. Tout le monde à qui je l’ai fait essayer ont été très surpris. Wôw

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Apr 18, 2016
4.0

Amazing

1st off this in no way compares to wired units like oculus or vive. With that being said, this is amazing. Its legit Vr with your phone. The vr videos are great and the Oculus store has a lot of content. To get the best experience out of this device, a bluetooth controller is a must. Also,you have to do a little tinkering with apps so it doesnt launch the oculus app on connection with your phone, it's a bit of an annoyance and the only reason why i knocked a star off. Great product

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Apr 18, 2016
5.0

The Next Best Thing!

I just got my VR from a promo bundle for Samsung 7 edge. And have tried watching saved movies and viewing pictures. There is also a VR community where you can interact virtually. This is a good start. A must have! I should not say this but using VR in watching movies is better than in cinemas!

  • from Barrie, ON
  • Apr 17, 2016
5.0

Best headset ever

May the reality be with you

  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Apr 13, 2016
5.0

If you have the phone get the VR.

I have an S6 and the VR amazes everyone that tries it. Only issue is that the S6 overheats when using it too long, my low tech solution was to sit in front of a fan ... looked funny but the phone stopped overheating.

  • from Kenora, ON
  • Apr 11, 2016
5.0

Awesome!

Hands down fricken cool. Waaaaay better than I expected. To think what I see is from my phone is unreal. If you have a compatible phone it is a must-buy. You won't be sorry

  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Apr 09, 2016
4.0

Amazing Experience

The Good: - It's exactly what I expected to get considering it's a cheaper alternative to all the real vr devices (Ex. Playstation VR, Rift, Vive). -Even though it only has the power capacity of the mobile phone it's paired with I was still blown away by the experience. -The oculus OS works very smoothly and once you learn which apps to use is very simple. - Extremely immersive, may have you reaching out to touch things you see. - Comfortable and lightweight (if it wasn't for the constant touching to control the vr operating system I would forget I had it on. - Has Netflix (=P) However, one advantage of the phone over some of the more expensive devices is that I'm not tethered to anything so I can freely spin and enjoy. The downsides are: - When viewing content that is not actually using the 3d effect but instead is just a blown up 360 picture it causes nausea over time and thus you cannot travel the world through the streetview app for very long before getting queasy. - the pictures are not crisp. There is a notable screendoor effect, and often blurring around the edges than cannot be fixed with the focusing tools provided on the gear itself. -limited to what is available on the oculus operating system - although it wasn't a big deal to me personally wearing the gear vr will leave a red outline on your face like pretty much any goggles once you take them off. If you are sensitive to this kind of thing you may have an issue. (but really come on...) However fear not, like the marks left from other goggles it also fades away really quickly. Overall I'm very satisfied with the purchase and would definitely recommend it to someone over the google cardboard if they aren't willing to shell out the $600+ just yet (like me) for a true vr experience. It is by all means a small glimpse into the future.

  • from Edmonton Ab
  • Apr 02, 2016
5.0

Its totally worth it.

I thought it was a gimmic... only reason I got it was because it was free with preordering galaxy s7. But man... this is a game changer. I do wish that there was more apps at first, but Samsung and oculus seem proactive in updating more apps on their store.

  • from Toronto
  • Apr 01, 2016
5.0

FIVE STAR

it's so cool..a must have..FIVE STARS.....

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Mar 31, 2016
5.0

Amazing

If there was only StreetViewVR, it would be worth the price. My grandmother spent 30 minutes "travelling the world" from her livingroom using my Galaxy S7. Everyone has been amazed when trying it. Only one warning: a cousin experienced motion sickness and cold sweat from viewing above the Eifel Tower.

  • from Brossard, QC
  • Mar 30, 2016
4.0

Awesome Experience

Cool product that allows you to watch netflix, fly around in streetview and view 360 videos. Also has some cool games you can play in VR, although some require a controller as well. Your phone may occasional need to cool down though in the middle of a long VR session. My S6 gets fairly warm when using the Gear VR. It's fine for Netflix, but doing anything else for longer than 20 minutes can make a message pop-up saying that your gear VR needs to cool down. You can ignore the message but the experience is choppy until it cools down. Still a great product to have if you have one of the latest Samsung phones.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 23, 2016
5.0

Awesome product

Just get it, you won't regret. Make sure the phone is compatible though.

  • from Moncton, NB
  • Mar 18, 2016
5.0

Must have

Great product and good price, was not expecting at all the experience until the headset was put on. Words cannot explain until you try it yourself

  • from Maple, ON
  • Mar 13, 2016
5.0

Aweome

Can't wait to see what samsung does 2 yes from now. Very awesome, can't wait to get a 360 camera

  • from Charlottetown, PE
  • Mar 04, 2016
5.0

Love it always say omg

so i love the Vr for my note 5 every time i put it on and let a friend use it all they say is omg i love this

  • from Drumheller, AB
  • Mar 02, 2016
5.0

Samsung (Oculus) VR

What this does with a phone is stomach turning amazing. As the video resolution on the phones get better this piece of gear can only get better. I can't wait as more videos and games are made.

  • from North York, ON
  • Feb 12, 2016
5.0

Very, very cool

Totally worth it if you have a supported Samsung phone. I've been waiting for something like this since the first time I saw the holodeck in Star Trek TNG. I can't wait to see where the technology goes from here.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Feb 09, 2016
4.0

Must have if you own Note 5 or S6+

If you own either Note 5 or S6, this is a no brainer. Get this VR goggle and immerse yourself in world of VR!

  • from Oakville, ON
  • Jan 29, 2016
5.0

Very popular with friends and family

Let's start with the negative - sometimes the Oculus app crashes, the phone overheats within about 40 minutes, the lens get dirty quicker than I would have expected, sometimes putting my S6 into the VR doesn't register properly (the phone still displays a normal screen), at first the limitation of even this hi res screen are apparent when magnified and put close to your eyes... but the biggest negative is that I only have 1 phone and 1 gear VR to show off and when you have a few people wanting to keep it to themselves, you get some impatient people. So, in spite of all of these negatives, this is one of the most popular pieces of tech I have ever owned and one that is sure to illicit smiles and laughs and praise. It is lightweight, easy to use and with all of the free apps out there, my phone just became a very nice piece of personal entertainment. Obviously, the content will only grow from here, and perhaps dramatically considering how VR is starting to take off. I got this during the preorder process for only $[price]and it really was money well spent.

  • from Nanaimo, BC
  • Jan 21, 2016
5.0

Gear vr new consumer edition

I was blown away by how cool this device is for the money. If you have a compatible phone you need to get this product. You have to actually put the gear on to see for yourself how far virtual reality has come and where it's potentially going. New software is constantly being developed as well and the headset is priced to be almost disposable as you upgrade your phone. I let my wife try it and she was shocked to see how much fun it was. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself. Everyone deserves to be enlightened by new technology. Cudos to the Oculus team as well. If you don't understand something they will walk you through it for the best experience. Highly recommended!

  • from Montréal, QC
  • Jan 21, 2016
5.0

THIS is why I bought the Note 5

The Gear VR is THE reason to buy the Samsung Note 5. I had Google Cardboard with my note 3, and it was fun. The Gear VR definitely brings things to the next level. Its an amazingly polished product. Cardboard is a fun, but disorganized way of being introduced to VR, but to really understand what it is capable of, this certainly does a great job. The only problem is that now I want the Oculus Rift...

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jan 19, 2016
4.0

Good value for dollar

Given the smartphone setup and the price, my expectations were not high. But I was pleasantly surprised by how immersive it was. PROS: good value for the price, lightweight and relatively comfortable (fit nicely for me and my kids), delivers a solid 360 experience, lots of great movies and pics to browse through CONS: Not much in the way of games or apps that are really engaging, many need a gamepad, phone will overheat like mad after 15 minutes, Netflix is available but resolution makes it inferior than just using your phone BOTTOM LINE: great entry into the VR world, "Occulus lite" at a reasonable price, lots of potential from games to conference calling makes it worth a look, resolution is not great but it doesn't detract from the overall effect

  • from Saskatoon, SK
  • Jan 19, 2016
5.0

Best choice for VR (for the moment)...

If you own a new generation Samsung phone, Gear VR is the currently the best way to experience the VR world. I own a note 5, and interestingly even with a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution on the phone, you can still make out the individual pixels with the phone right in front of your face, which lessens the overall experience, (but still fun to play with). Setup is simple. Plug in phone at which point you will be prompted to download the Oculus software. Download and you're in. Most of the apps are just demos to show what VR could potentially be. The Netflix app works well, but without true 3D content, the experience is still much better on a large screen TV than with the Gear VR. Apps are also overpriced with most of the games being simple rail shooter-based. Bottom line: it is a fun and well-designed toy. If it becomes more than that will depend on the quality of 3-D apps that come out in the future.

  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Jan 15, 2016
4.0

Great product

Using this with my note 5,great visual effects. I thing for new unit it's very good. Tried Netflix was good, like sitting in a beautiful home theater. Picture could have been better. Tried different apps some better than others.Overall very good unit for price,hopefully updates in future will improve overall experience...

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Jan 12, 2016
4.0

Overpriced for what it is

Honestly I regret making this purchase, no headphone jack for the S6 which is fine but it makes you have to use a bluetooth speaker to get real immersion. I find that it could've been alot better, but hopefully oculus will easily take its place.

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Jan 10, 2016
4.0

Great Experience But Needs Improvement

I used the Gear VR with my S6 Edge + The experience is amazing and cannot be described as you have to see it to believe it. The only down falls is that it gave me eye strain after 30 mins of use and there was noticeable "screen door " affect on a lot of the apps. I believe that this is a great start and can't wait to see what it becomes in a couple of years.

  • from Montréal, QC
  • Jan 10, 2016
4.0

Samsung gear 322

Good experience but over heat problem after 15 min.

  • from Regina, SK
  • Jan 03, 2016
5.0

Great Device at a great price!

I have been waiting for a while for the consumer version to come out and when it did, it didn't disappoint. I have tried the innovator edition for Note 4 before and this one is definitely better than that. It gives you a really immersive experience. The content library is getting bigger every day. Above all, the price makes it even more attractive.

  • from Barrie, ON
  • Jan 01, 2016
4.0

Own an S6? You should own this too!

Simply put, this is an amazing product. Yes, it's not as amazing as the DK2, or Vive. But, considering this runes from a phone....it's pretty fantastic. Only complaint is that your S6 can overheat. This is usually from streaming/downloading while playing something. Otherwise, you can play until your battery dies. Or, plug it in. I'd give it 5 stars if it weren't for that. Also, the theater app (Oculus Video) makes the Google Cardboard version look absolutely silly. Oh, and zero drift.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Jan 01, 2016
4.0

Incredible device but...

I honestly believe this device is a good step in the future. The idea of putting a headset on and all of sudden you are in new York or wherever you wanna be its incredible. But I hate the overheating part. The phone overheats in less then 10 minutes. I was playing a game and 10 minutes in the warnings started showing up. And be careful because this device can make you sick really fast. The first couple days it gave me a headache. So over using this device might harm you and try your best not to let children play with it because it might affect them since their brain has not developed yet.

  • from Kitchener, ON
  • Dec 31, 2015
5.0

A lot of fun

We purchased this for our daughter-in-law's Galaxy S6. She let me try it and I loved it. The still photos were great to look at. I've never experienced anything that is so much like actually being in Rome and other places. The videos and 3D stuff was great too. Now I want to purchase an Oculus Rift for us as soon as they come on the market.

  • from St. John's, NL
  • Dec 31, 2015
5.0

Very Impressive!

I really was not expecting this headset to be as good as it is. The tracking is fantastic! Also, I was amazed by how much other people like this. I let about 15 people try it on and test it. Almost every one of them loved it and asked if they could get one for their phone. One person also already ran out and bought a Galaxy s6 and the headset as well! My only recommendation is to get a bluetooth controller for this, even if you're not into gaming. Using the touch pad on the side is no fun at all.

  • from Markham, ON
  • Dec 28, 2015
5.0

The best mobile VR experience

The headset contains high quality optics as well as better rotational sensors than are in your phone. This isn't just choppy 360 videos like you'd get on other smartphone-based systems, this is actual virtual environments rendered by the phone's GPU at a fluid 60 frames per second. For mobile VR, nothing else comes close.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Dec 27, 2015
3.0

Fun but be careful

Pretty amazing but have had a few headaches and one episode of vertigo. Also I just can't get it to focus on one eye even with glasses on.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Dec 26, 2015
4.0

Awesome experience. Awesome price. A few problems.

You've got to be pretty jaded not to find this experience amazing. Everything from the 360 degree videos to the arcade style games, the visuals will just blow you away. Even the photos are impressive. You can be standing on a street in Paris peering into shop windows. Sure, the images are a little grainy - your eyes are only two inches from your phone's screen! My only real complaint is that the headset stops working working whenever it senses the phone is overheating (and these dang phones overheat frequently). It tends to be a rude interruption in an otherwise fascinating experience. At this price, if you own an S6 or a Note 4 you will not regret this purchase.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Dec 26, 2015
5.0

awesome

Only need a one word review.....awesome...

  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Dec 25, 2015
5.0

Big step above cardboard

Sins nice apps in here, good hardware, working well with my Galaxy S6 Edge

  • from Victoria, BC
  • Dec 25, 2015
4.0

Never dreamed this would be real in my life time.

I have tried a few of the cheap knock off VR sets and always felt let down. This Sammy and Oculus joint product is the real deal. I can imagine this product coupled with a 4k Note 6 or 7 and this will take you away to where ever you want to be. I loved how as a kid the planetarium took me to outer space and how California Dreaming in Disneyland was the next step. Well the Samsung VR is as close to the hollow deck as I could have ever thought I would see. The price is dirt cheap for what you get, if you have a Samsung phone...you need this VR.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Dec 25, 2015
4.0

A lot of fun but not there yet

It is really amazing for first time users. Too much stuff to experience and it's going to be a big thing in the future. At this stage the pixels are not small enough. You can easily see each pixel and graphic quality is very low. Waiting for next generation screens where pixels are even smaller.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Dec 24, 2015
4.0

The Future Has Arrived !

The World just changed! Amazing product! Lots of content! Thank you Samsung &Oculus! Best Christmas ever!

  • from Abbotsford, BC
  • Dec 21, 2015
4.0

Worth every penny!

A very impressive and immersive experience. Resolution is lacking in streaming videos and the non-HD resolution underscores the need for a 4K phone. You can even play 3D movies from your computer. SO much fun! Buy it.

  • from Regina, SK
  • Dec 16, 2015
5.0

This is amazing!!

Had Oculus Dev kit 1 and lots of experience with VR, this is amazing. a must own accessory if you own the note 5, or S6. Lots of content out already. Only negative thing vs the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is the field of view is 96 deg. meaning you can see the device when your wearing it. but its still amazing.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Dec 16, 2015
4.0

Everything as stated

So far I've had fun with these. It's a shame that there are hardly any apps available as it's still new. It came with ALL the extra accessories. Person who didn't must of just been unlucky. Overall Samsung has impressed me but I cant wait for the occulous Rift in Q1 of 2016.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Dec 16, 2015
4.0

Nice experience for the price

Although you can see the pixels, I still loved the experience and it is pretty cool. All my friends who tried it were amazed. The Gear VR needs some kind of ventilation because the lenses always need to be cleaned after each use, they get smudged a bit probably because moisture gets trapped inside. The foam will definitely need to be replaced, the face foam is replaceable but it doesn't come with a replacement. Also no pouch or cleaning cloth. Improvements are probably coming later, but if you already have a Samsung device it is worth it if you don't want to wait a while for the next affordable VR device to experience.

  • from Saskatoon, SK
  • Dec 15, 2015
5.0

Wow, amazing experience! A must buy!

This is one of the most amazing pieces of technology I have ever used. Everyone that I show it to just has to have one. Highly, wildly recommended.

  • from Airdrie, AB
  • Dec 14, 2015
5.0

Awesome

This device is awesome. I'm using it with a Note 5. The second I plug my phone in the Gear VR takes over. The VR experience is second to none, very immersive. The few games I've played are pretty cool but I'm waiting for a bluetooth android gamepad before I really get into them. I've viewed 3D movies on this as well and it's a lot better than 3D glasses in your living room. I was worried about the head tracking and so far I haven't noticed any lag with it. Don't even try comparing the cardboard viewers and other cheap alternatives, Oculus has done a great job with this. Lastly I'd recommend ear buds or headphones with this and a gamepad for gaming although some do work with just the headset. Also just in case you're wondering when u first plug your phone into the Gear VR it will go through a setup wizard and after that you are taken to the Oculus Store in VR, which is where you will get all your apps and content from. Some are paid most are free just like the Play store

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Dec 13, 2015
4.0

Not amazing but pretty damn cool

I have to admit being my first step into VR this was pretty damn good and all things considered for being run on a phone (galaxy s6) it's a pretty impressive. But it has some limitations probably the biggest thing is the screen door effect(you can see the pixels so it looks like your looking through a window screen). The overall video quality was also a bit disappointing but that's due to the phone screen. Another minor issue is I would not recommend using this with anything other than an unprotected phone screen. I say this because if you have a screen protector on you're phone chances are good there's a piece of dust or dirt under it and depending where it is it will show up when you're using the device and kinda kill the immersion factor. That being said In all actuality most if not all of the drawbacks are due to the phone itself. Phone issues aside I do notice the lenses get pretty dirty pretty quickly so you will need some lens wipes or a microfiber cloth to keep them smudge free, and the actual instillation of the phone into the device is a bit annoying but because its designed to fit a range of Samsung devices it's to be expected. On the positive side of things the user interface is super easy to use and navigate, setup of the phone was pretty easy. The accuracy of the head tracking was impressive but only works along the X and Z(up,down,side to side) axes there is no tracking that I've found along the y(forward and backward) axes. Other than that as an entry into VR I would say its a pretty decent stepping off point to see what the technology could be and open the door to future upgrading. But I would recommend that if you're on a budget to save your pennies and buy a true VR headset like the HTC vive or Oculus rift when their released to consumers in 2016 as those should be a far better experience than the Gear VR