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Samsung Is Giving Away A Free VR Headset Gear Starting On The Thanksgiving Day

By Monica U Santos , Nov 25, 2016 05:10 AM EST
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Earlier this 2016, when it was the first release, the Samsung already had a promo wherein if you buy a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, you will get a Gear VR headsets for free. Today, a Thanksgiving Day, the company s ready to bring it back as part of the Black Friday deals. The said deal will start from November 24 throughout November 28.

Samsung Is Giving Away A Free VR Headset Gear

All Samsung buyers of the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge will get a free Gear VR headset (2016 model), which normally costs $99.99, plus an Oculus content bonus (a $50 value). According to PhoneArena, the free Gear VR offer is available to US residents of at least 18 years old. This is a great deal since the Gear VR 2016 is obviously superior, though we still feel there's plenty of room for improvement.

The issue about the recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has forced the company to shift attention to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. As mentioned by TechTimes, since the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will need to do most of the heavy lifting for Samsung until it launches the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in early 2017, it only

VR Headset Gear (2016 model)

It's wireless, using your phone to power the VR, comfortable to wear, easy to set up and now has an even larger library of – free and affordable – apps, games and videos to try in VR, as reviewed by Wearable. Side by side, the new Gear VR looks almost identical to last year's headset. But there are some noticeable differences – the fact that there's more room inside the headset and some new vents on the side.

The actual visual experience of using a Gear VR will depend on which smartphone you use, with Samsung, of course, nudging you towards the big and sharp Note 7 screen. But there is some improvements to the actual headset no matter which phone you've go – specifically Samsung has widened the viewing angle to 101 degrees (from 96 degrees) and darkened the color tint to reduce glare and reflections.

 

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