Samsung Gear VR – Perfect Timing, Great Gift for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is tomorrow and if you’re anything like me you still haven’t figured out what to get everyone on your list. A gift idea for dad, that you can enjoy as well, is the Samsung Gear VR.

What is Samsung Gear VR?

Virtual Reality or VR as it’s most commonly referred to is a term most people have only heard in a Sci-Fi flick. But, what it actually is technology that fully immerses you into a simulated environment. For example, it can make you feel like you are actually swimming with dolphins, playing from within your favorite video games and give you an extremely intense movie watching experience. Samsung teamed up with Oculus, a virtual reality technology company, to make VR mobile and easily available by bringing you the Samsung Gear VR. The Samsung Galaxy Gear VR is a headset used to connect via microUSB with select Samsung Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S6.

You can also use it to watch your favorite Netflix or Hulu shows and movies. It enables you to view content in 360 degrees, allowing you to look up, down and around like you are truly there.

Samsung Mobile Gear VR

Using the Gear VR

Being a migraine sufferer I was initially concerned about using any VR device. Admittedly it took a little getting used to and it is definitely something you should consider only using while sitting in one place. After swimming with sharks for about 30 minutes I was slightly out of sorts for a few seconds when I removed the device but surprisingly I didn’t even suffer a slight headache. This was a definite plus for me.

Gear VR for Father’s Day

Just in time for Father’s Day Best Buy is offering a free Gear VR, plus $50 worth of Virtual Reality content when you purchase and activate a select Samsung Smartphone. This offer is good through 6/18.

For more info regarding the Samsung Gear VR, including a list of compatible devices, head over to Best Buy today and get Dad a gift you both can enjoy.

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free