Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a headset with a screen or gloves fitted with sensors.
Gear VR is a brand of virtual reality headsets developed by Samsung Electronics, in collaboration with Oculus VR, a division of Facebook. The Gear VR headset is a mobile device-based VR system that uses a smartphone as the headset’s display and processor, while the headset itself contains the sensors and lenses necessary for tracking head movement and generating the VR experience.
The Gear VR headset is designed to be used with compatible Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8+, S9, S9+, Note 8, Note 9, S10, S10+, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and Note 20. When a compatible smartphone is inserted into the Gear VR headset, the user can experience VR content, such as video games, movies, and other immersive experiences.
To use the Gear VR headset, the user puts on the headset and adjusts it to fit their head. They then insert their smartphone into the headset and use the Gear VR’s touchpad and buttons, located on the right side of the headset, to navigate and interact with the VR content. The headset also has a built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, and proximity sensor to track the user’s head movement and provide a more immersive VR experience.
Overall, the Gear VR headset is a portable and affordable way to experience virtual reality, with a wide variety of content available through the Oculus Store.