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  1. mxrider821's Avatar
    I have the note 5 so I pre ordered the new VR the other day. The only problem I really see is I have Verizon and we haven't got an update for the VR support. If I'm not mistaken T-Mobile and Sprint already have the update. This isn't my 1st VR... I had the $200 one for the s6 edge right when it came out. It wasn't that amazing but still cool. It was way to new and not much stuff was out it so I returned it within the 10 days. However this new one is out and is only $100 plus it's lighter so picked it up.

    Pre-order link for late 2015 Gear VR ๐Ÿ”— Samsung Gear VR for Select Samsung Cell Phones Black SM-R322NZWAXAR - Best Buy


    **The reason for creating this thread is to post the best games, apps, tricks & tips, pre-orders, etc... Post anything if it's about the Gear VR!

    Posted via Note 5
    11-12-2015 11:32 AM
  2. maf113's Avatar
    Even without the update, we should be able to use Cardboard based software and the Cardboard App. Or am I missing something.
    11-12-2015 12:57 PM
  3. mxrider821's Avatar
    Even without the update, we should be able to use Cardboard based software and the Cardboard App. Or am I missing something.
    I'm pretty sure you're right but you won't get the full experience without the official app

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-12-2015 02:16 PM
  4. maf113's Avatar
    Being that I am on Verizon I can expect to miss out on full useage for at least 2 months. That is the normal minimum time frame for big red to get anything out the door. Look how long it took them to allow Samsung Pay.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-12-2015 02:22 PM
  5. cmb713's Avatar
    I pre-ordered as well through best buy. Does anyone think it will ship by that date? I'm moving by the 27th and wondering if I'll get it before I move.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-13-2015 09:16 AM
  6. mxrider821's Avatar
    I pre-ordered as well through best buy. Does anyone think it will ship by that date? I'm moving by the 27th and wondering if I'll get it before I move.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yes it will get to you within a couple days, the last one I preordered got to me immediately

    Posted via the Android Central App
    cmb713 likes this.
    11-13-2015 12:47 PM
  7. Sirromey's Avatar
    I have the note 5 so I pre ordered the new VR the other day. The only problem I really see is I have Verizon and we haven't got an update for the VR support. If I'm not mistaken T-Mobile and Sprint already have the update. This isn't my 1st VR... I had the $200 one for the s6 edge right when it came out. It wasn't that amazing but still cool. It was way to new and not much stuff was out it so I returned it within the 10 days. However this new one is out and is only $100 plus it's lighter so picked it up.

    Pre-order link for late 2015 Gear VR ๐Ÿ”— Samsung Gear VR for Select Samsung Cell Phones Black SM-R322NZWAXAR - Best Buy


    **The reason for creating this thread is to post the best games, apps, tricks & tips, pre-orders, etc... Post anything if it's about the Gear VR!

    Posted via Note 5
    You need carrier support for Gear vr? Im asking because im on a an international version note overseas. I was thinking about picking up the Gear vr during my trip to the states.

    Posted on my Note 5
    11-13-2015 07:24 PM
  8. mxrider821's Avatar
    You need carrier support for Gear vr? Im asking because im on a an international version note overseas. I was thinking about picking up the Gear vr during my trip to the states.

    Posted on my Note 5
    No you do not need carrier support, as long as you have wifi you should be fine ๐Ÿ‘

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-14-2015 01:38 PM
  9. Sirromey's Avatar
    No you do not need carrier support, as long as you have wifi you should be fine ๐Ÿ‘

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Thanks! โ˜บ

    Posted on my Note 5
    11-14-2015 11:26 PM
  10. dswatson83's Avatar
    I am considering the VR...what can this thing do? The price is right and the quality looks to be there. What are the advantages to having this...when can you see yourself using it (other than just to show it off)
    Frozen Corpse likes this.
    11-16-2015 07:57 AM
  11. mxrider821's Avatar
    My Gear VR shipped today! Just got my email earlier ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜†

    The sad thing is that I'm on Verizon I haven't even gotten the VR update yet

    Posted via the Android Central App
    jmy7213 likes this.
    11-19-2015 02:25 AM
  12. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    Are these mainly for games or can you watch movies through Netflix or a movie you load on the phone itself? If you can watch movies with it, how is the experience? Thanks!
    11-19-2015 05:22 PM
  13. Frozen Corpse's Avatar
    I am considering the VR...what can this thing do? The price is right and the quality looks to be there. What are the advantages to having this...when can you see yourself using it (other than just to show it off)
    Great question.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (32 gigs+white) running on T-Mobile.
    11-19-2015 07:32 PM
  14. Matt Behnken's Avatar
    Are these mainly for games or can you watch movies through Netflix or a movie you load on the phone itself? If you can watch movies with it, how is the experience? Thanks!
    Movies for sure, tours are awesome, games are okay. Its a very cool experience. Although it's similar to the google cardboard experience for much higher price. I preordered mine should be here in a week or so. Im hoping reading is implemented but the eye strain is a concern at a few inches from screen lol. No doubt it's cool but it's a selfish activity. Im hoping theres something to involve others coming.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-19-2015 08:52 PM
  15. dswatson83's Avatar
    So how do the movies work. I have a collection on play movies... Can I watch those or do I need to repurchase them. I think I saw that samsung had an app with a movie theater experience but I didn't know if my Google play movies would show up in the app. Same with youtube... Can I watch all youtube? I think I saw that only a few videos would work

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-19-2015 08:59 PM
  16. Matt Behnken's Avatar
    So how do the movies work. I have a collection on play movies... Can I watch those or do I need to repurchase them. I think I saw that samsung had an app with a movie theater experience but I didn't know if my Google play movies would show up in the app. Same with youtube... Can I watch all youtube? I think I saw that only a few videos would work

    Posted via the Android Central App
    soo, mines coming in the mail but I came across these possible solutions for each problem.

    play your own movies http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...s-gear-vr.html

    youtube - https://www.reddit.com/r/GearVR/comm...be_on_gear_vr/

    it's worth noting that new content has recently been added to samsung vr app store. Many complain that their isn't enough content but using the google cardboard app through the vr with USB disconnected has opened up a lot of possibilities over the past few months.
    11-19-2015 10:36 PM
  17. ChrissyCO's Avatar
    My pre-order shipped yesterday and will arrive tomorrow.
    Matt Behnken likes this.
    11-19-2015 11:01 PM
  18. Matt Behnken's Avatar
    Gear VR | Samsung US

    samsung.com for pre-order is where I got mine.
    11-20-2015 02:03 AM
  19. wikijr's Avatar
    11-20-2015 05:52 AM
  20. digital-g's Avatar
    Received an email yesterday indicating my pre-order shipped. Just checked the tracking link and it arrived at my local UPS facility overnight. Should be out for delivery today sometime (I hope)...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-20-2015 09:02 AM
  21. ChrissyCO's Avatar
    Gear VR | Samsung US

    samsung.com for pre-order is where I got mine.
    I pre-ordered from Best Buy.
    11-20-2015 11:11 AM
  22. ChrissyCO's Avatar
    My Gear VR just arrived.

    Everything - NEW GEAR VR!-img_0096.jpg
    11-20-2015 02:25 PM
  23. Matt Behnken's Avatar
    mines on backorder from samsung.com. They emailed me this morning
    11-20-2015 02:27 PM
  24. ChrissyCO's Avatar
    mines on backorder from samsung.com. They emailed me this morning
    I hope you get it soon. Tried it out while I was on lunch break and it's amazing. Will play around with it later.
    11-20-2015 04:54 PM
  25. mxrider821's Avatar
    I just got my Gear VR in a couple hours ago and it is amazing! It's my second time purchasing, so it's not my 1st experience but this one is better than the last one I had for my s6 edge 5 months ago. Small upgrades did make an improvement over the early 15 model. I wish the note 5 had a 4k screen because I do think it would make for a better overall experience.


    Got any questions? Ask!


    BTW netflix is pretty cool, watching in a completely different atmosphere is new and fresh.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-20-2015 07:24 PM
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