Samsung will be selling it’s Gear VR headset at an expected price of $199. It will only be compatible with the Galaxy Note 4.
Samsung developed Gear VR in collaboration with Oculus, which is currently only selling developer kits for its upcoming Rift headset. The Gear VR uses the Note 4 as its screen, while the Rift will integrate a next-generation Samsung OLED screen.
Samsung is introducing the Gear VR as a media experience. Last month it announced Project Beyond, a 360 degree camera that will allow Gear VR wearers to experience live events. Oculus is going to be much more gamer focused.
If you own a Galaxy Note 4 and aren’t sure if you should wait it out for Oculus Rift’s release, these points must be taken into consideration:
- Rift is going to be launched in 2015.
- Oculus Rift needs to be plugged in at all times whereas the Gear VR is wireless.
It’s a tough choice that will probably come down to how you want to use your device.