Deal: Samsung Gear VR (2nd-gen) on sale for just $50 on Amazon

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer Expires
Samsung Gear VR (2015)AmazonNew$49.89 ($69.99)
29% off


If you’re interested in entering the trendy VR niche but don’t want to break the bank on an Oculus VR or an HTC Vive, you might want to check out Amazon’s latest offer for the second-gen Samsung Gear VR. 

The e-commerce site has the headset on sale at just $49.89, down from the usual retail price of $99.99. Samsung itself sells the same device for $69.99, so a discount of 29% compared to the best alternative price is something you might want to consider.

Please keep in mind that unlike with the HTC Vive or similar standalone headsets, the Gear VR needs to be paired with a compatible Samsung phone. The list of compatible handsets includes the Samsung Galaxy S6, the S6 edge and S6 edge+, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, as well as the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note 5.

Before committing to a purchase, note that this deal is good for the second-generation Gear VR headset. Since launching this particular model back in November 2015, Samsung has released a newer model, named the Gear VR (2016), which included Note 7 compatibility as well as other minor tweaks. The company also announced a "new" Gear VR at this year's Unpacked event, but the only observable change is that the headset grew to accommodate the size of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. There is also a new Gear VR controller, but that can be purchased separately.

For a closer look at the 2nd-gen Gear VR goggles, make sure to head on over to our full Samsung Gear VR review. If you're interested in this deal, follow the link above.



1. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Because they know everyone that is interested in a Gear already has one by now. There is next to no one marketable for a 2nd gen one now especially when most of us pre-ordered the S8 and got the newest gen for free.

2. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Only in the US and Canada you get a Gear VR for free with preorders and there are millions of Galaxy users who might not have heard about it yet or were not willing to spend 100$ for the device but will check it out for 50$.

3. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Good point. Internationally I could see it. I forgot that Samsung is weird with regions. Such as this region gets 6 Gigs of RAM for S8, this one gets 4 Gigs, This region gets a SD, this region gets Exynos. This region gets a Gear promo this one gets nothing. I still don't understand their case for that one it creates disloyalty almost like favoritism just because of where you geographically live.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

This version still lack the motion controller therefore not worth the $50. Daydream and the latest VR-Gear with motion controller is the one to spend my money on.

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Got my DreamPack today -

6. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Looks good, I just pre-ordered so I got the phone and gear, do you think the extra $100 was well worth it?

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