Samsung Developing Gear VR Smartwatch Controller App

Samsung Developing Gear VR Smartwatch Controller App

Samsung is recently developing a Gear VR Remote Controller app for Smartwatches. For a few years now the Samsung Gear VR headset has been on the market, and recently debuted an updated version for the Galaxy Note 7.

The Company said that the app won’t be coming to non-Samsung devices but is instead exclusively designed for the Tizen OS-Powered Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S3, as new control mechanisms for their virtual reality headset, the Samsung Gear VR.

Before some days, Samsung announces Gear S3 Classic and Frontier Smartwatch

Also see: Report: New Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch will be unveiled very soon

It’s up to rumor as to how the integrate Smartwatches Gear S2 and Gear S3 with the Gear VR, except Samsung is rumored to now developing an app that will allow such functionality.

How Samsung Gear VR app’s working?

The app will communicate with Samsung’s virtual reality headset via a remote- probably Bluetooth –connection and let for actions like browsing during gallery pictures and other content by turning the bezel of the device and using buttons on the gear S2 and Gear S3 for making and confirming selections.

This remote control app will also considered work with video content and VR games which will support both the bezel and objective buttons of the Gear watch as valid input methods.

According to SamMobile, they was first to report these rumors,” by using the smart watches as an input device for the gear VR, users will be able to go back or forward in the gallery such as by simply rotating the bezel and pressing the physical buttons to confirm their selection.”

Remember that the Gear VR does come with its built-in input device, uneasily placed on the side of the headset. it does a good work of navigating crossways in-app options, except for gameplay experiences, the native Gear VR input leaves much to be desired.

Recently, Microsoft allowed support for Xbox One controllers to be used as Gear VR input devices, increasing control options for the Gear VR. yet, no official announcement from Samsung Company, but details about this are jump to come out, if really in the development phase.

How to get a free Samsung Gear VR headset

VR has to offer a 360-degree action, Now, Samsung has one of the best previews you can find.

When you purchase a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge through Samsung official’s websites on a time period of October 9, submit an offer claim with a photo of your receipt by October 17, and that offer will be reviewed by Samsung within four to six weeks. When your claim is approved, you’ll get a Gear VR and a swing of bonus VR content for free within 12 weeks.

Generally, even as this is absolutely good news for Samsung users who already own the Gear VR headset given how this app will probably be free, it remains to be seen whether Samsung can beat third-party solutions to market.

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