1. Joeykool's Avatar
    First of all, Is the VR worth it... Or is it a slow dying fad like 3D TVs? How impressive is it for anyone that used it? I know the sony ps4 version has hand control which makes it much more interactive.

    And does the N7 fit in the promotional one that is offered when you get a Galaxy?

    Thank you
    09-26-2016 06:23 AM
  2. boltsbearsjosh's Avatar
    Gear VR isn't something that is going to replace your Xbox or PS4, but its very very cool. I personally do not think it is a fad, its just still very, very early tech. But, yeah, I'd say its definitely worth it.
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    09-26-2016 06:34 AM
  3. sweetypie31's Avatar
    What exactly is the vr thingy?
    09-26-2016 06:54 AM
  4. Phillip Pugh's Avatar
    Your joking right ,
    09-26-2016 07:22 AM
  5. sweetypie31's Avatar
    Your joking right ,
    Are you referring to me? If so I have no idea what it is. I'm not a techie like some are.
    09-26-2016 07:30 AM
  6. Joeykool's Avatar
    I already have a 60gb mem card so I figured no need for a 256 one. Although it is a lot of extra space and worth over $100 more than the very. But I was leaning towards the VR.
    09-26-2016 07:33 AM
  7. Joeykool's Avatar
    What exactly is the vr thingy?
    Your phone fits in it sideways. Then it straps to your head and gives you a 3D experience.
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    09-26-2016 07:34 AM
  8. Sam_Cohen's Avatar
    I managed to get a Gear VR 2 for pretty good deal after I got my replacement note 7 and I really like it, there are some very cool games (I am waiting on a control pad to ship to make it even better). and love watching the videos I have on my phone on the "big screen" (the unit makes it look like you are in a movie theater with a HUGE screen), also watching Netflix and HULU and Youtube is very cool in the large screen.
    09-26-2016 07:53 AM
  9. Joeykool's Avatar
    Do you get vertigo from it!? I have google cardboard and it was making me dizzy and nauseous. I figured VR is basically the same thing.
    09-26-2016 07:59 AM
  10. sweetypie31's Avatar
    Your phone fits in it sideways. Then it straps to your head and gives you a 3D experience.
    Ok. Thank you for the explanation.
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    09-26-2016 08:05 AM
  11. blackhawk77#WN's Avatar
    It's a just a little bit more than a novelty at this point. The technology is cool but needs hardware to catch up. The resolution is the same as say a 27 inch monitor yet in VR it is stretched to like a 10 foot screen. Very pix-elated.
    09-26-2016 09:41 AM
  12. alexeisch's Avatar
    I had the old VR with my S7 and loved it.....I am getting the newer version so that it is compatible with my N7. I was reading today that the XBox wireless controller is getting an update in mid October that will allow for it to be used in conjuntion with Minecraft. I can't wait!
    09-26-2016 09:54 AM
  13. rushmore's Avatar
    Note 7 with VR is much better than the Note 4 (brighter, runs much cooler and more clear), but still has the screen door due to pentile. Need a 4K pentile to eradicate screen door effect. The effect is not as bad on the Note 7, but is still very apparent.
    09-26-2016 10:17 AM
  14. Joeykool's Avatar
    Well I guess it does not matter anymore... That promotion is done. I like the new promotion better.... Smart watch!
    09-26-2016 10:48 AM
  15. maf113's Avatar
    Do you get vertigo from it!? I have google cardboard and it was making me dizzy and nauseous. I figured VR is basically the same thing.
    Some people have issues with VR . If you move your head too fast the change in what you will fool and confuse your brain. Some people get use to it others do not.
    One of the demo videos had a floor that dropped out and you are left standing on a small space with nothing below. As I looked down I did get a little vertigo.
    If you can tolerate it the experience can be fun. Netflix puts you in a alpine cabin with a huge window on the left looking out to a mountain scene. You are sitting in a home theater with a giant screen. Kind of neat as you move your hard around you see the room from all angles. Again it is different.
    3d effects are ok in that you are reducing the resolution by more than half. The screen is divided by half so each eye sees 50% of the info. For me I got use to it and found some 3d movies ok to watch. My sister cannot tolerate it for even 1 minute.
    If you get it for free it is worth trying.
    French likes this.
    09-26-2016 10:48 AM
  16. Blazeeofglory's Avatar
    Well I guess it does not matter anymore... That promotion is done. I like the new promotion better.... Smart watch!
    What smart watch? The vr promotion is still going on.
    09-26-2016 01:28 PM
  17. geekstergrl's Avatar
    I got the smart watch with my pre-order, and once I received my replacement phone after the recall, I also got approved for the VR promo.
    09-26-2016 01:43 PM
  18. Joeykool's Avatar
    Yes, I called and both promotions are available.

    I'm not doing the smart watch because there is like a $13 monthly fee. For what it is, it's not worth it to me. I'll have my phone in my pocket anyway
    09-26-2016 01:51 PM
  19. alexeisch's Avatar
    Yes, I called and both promotions are available.

    I'm not doing the smart watch because there is like a $13 monthly fee. For what it is, it's not worth it to me. I'll have my phone in my pocket anyway
    I think you may be thinking of the Gear S2? The Gear fit is a standalone. I have the Gear S2 and pay $5/month to use it (mine has it's own phone number for when I am away from my phone
    09-26-2016 04:00 PM
  20. French's Avatar
    Some people have issues with VR . If you move your head too fast the change in what you will fool and confuse your brain. Some people get use to it others do not.
    One of the demo videos had a floor that dropped out and you are left standing on a small space with nothing below. As I looked down I did get a little vertigo.
    If you can tolerate it the experience can be fun. Netflix puts you in a alpine cabin with a huge window on the left looking out to a mountain scene. You are sitting in a home theater with a giant screen. Kind of neat as you move your hard around you see the room from all angles. Again it is different.
    3d effects are ok in that you are reducing the resolution by more than half. The screen is divided by half so each eye sees 50% of the info. For me I got use to it and found some 3d movies ok to watch. My sister cannot tolerate it for even 1 minute.
    If you get it for free it is worth trying.
    This is where I stand with it. Unfortunately I am someone who gets sick wearing the VR...sweaty, nauseous. I've tried to do the same "game" twice now and I can't go longer than 10 minutes before I have to take the thing off, and it takes me some time to feel better after. I do like the movie theater effect when watching Netflix, and I watched a Gordon Ramsey cooking one where he made breakfast w his daughter...so the "set" was static and I was able to look around but I couldn't "move". So if I get the free one from the promotion, great. If not, I personally wouldn't pay to get it.
    09-26-2016 05:16 PM
  21. Joeykool's Avatar
    This is where I stand with it. Unfortunately I am someone who gets sick wearing the VR...sweaty, nauseous. I've tried to do the same "game" twice now and I can't go longer than 10 minutes before I have to take the thing off, and it takes me some time to feel better after. I do like the movie theater effect when watching Netflix, and I watched a Gordon Ramsey cooking one where he made breakfast w his daughter...so the "set" was static and I was able to look around but I couldn't "move". So if I get the free one from the promotion, great. If not, I personally wouldn't pay to get it.
    Thanks, this is what I was thinking. I get really sick with 3D.
    09-26-2016 05:56 PM
  22. French's Avatar
    I submitted my promotion for my replacement Note 7...didn't really think they'd approve it since it technically wasn't a purchase (an exchange), but they did. The website says it's been approved and will ship soon (I didn't need another 256 MB card...which is what I got for the original Note 7).

    So guess I'm going to still get to "experiment" with the VR experience. I want to like it...I really do...
    09-27-2016 08:16 AM
  23. dsignori's Avatar
    What exactly is the vr thingy?
    The link below explains a little. You can watch Netflix, videos, and do other interesting things in Virtual reality with a device strapped to your head and your phone in it. For some it is pretty great, others don't like it much. I am somewhere in the middle. For long periods, its a bit much, but some of the things are just really really cool ... Watching Twitch is pretty cool..

    Gear VR | Samsung US
    sweetypie31 likes this.
    09-27-2016 08:21 AM

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