Samsung uses the Gear VR to let people go "shark diving" in the desert

Samsung uses the Gear VR to let people go
Samsung wastes no time when it comes to presenting the awesome worlds that its Gear VR virtual reality headset can let you discover.

After surprising people on the street in the US with the Gear VR, Samsung recently set up a dive shop in Alice Springs, Central Australia, 1,200 kilometers away from the nearest ocean. By doing this, it allowed people to go "shark diving" - not for real, of course, but by using the Gear VR. Most of those who tried this were very surprised by the virtual diving experience (and the shark encounters) - as you can see in the video that's embedded below.

The footage that people are watching in the video can also be seen in Samsung's Experience stores in Sidney and Melbourne, and will soon be released via Oculus App Store (which contains all the official content for the Gear VR).

The Gear VR is currently sold or $199. However, it needs a Galaxy Note 4 to function, so it's of no use to those who don't have Samsung's latest Note. Of course, the Gear VR will support some of Samsung's upcoming high-end smartphones, including the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Note 5 (or whatever the next-generation Note will be called).

Are you interested in getting a Gear VR? Or maybe you already have one? Let us know in the comments!

source: Samsung Australia (YouTube) via Ausdroid



1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

sh!t im gonna get a note 5 once its out..

13. engineer-1701d unregistered

Yeah am getting this for the gs6 I've been watching YouTube videos on all the different movie theaters they have inside and the different things that you can do with it also you know since it has 3d porn now or virtual reality. Should I say it's going to take off across the world

16. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

I have it for the Note 4, you guys are going to love it. I showed it to as much people as i can at the office and the response was all wow. The only issue right now is content but by the time you guys get it, we should have a paid store for much more content.

2. jasrockett

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Yes OK I'll buy one

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i am buying this for the galaxy s6 edge

4. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

wow, would love to have that feature on a phone! Imagine the possibilities... you could go to the space while sitting on a chair. This would also change the porn industry forever!

5. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

By the time competitors catch the idea of how huge market VR have, Samsung will be way ahead in the game. The biggest market is not games - it's the visual content/movies. In 5 years from now every movie will have a VR version. Take it down a future prediction.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

this is also a reason why screen tech will get better and better. the vr will look better with 4k screens. as long as the battery tech improves with the screen and has proper use for it. it should be fine

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5804; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Or just set the phone to render 2K/1080p when not in VR mode 2K/1080p scales perfectly into 4K/2160p Since 2160p is just 2x 1080p in both directions (4x total resolution)

17. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

Exactly, Not sure why Android won't let us change resolution like windows.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5804; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, there's no way built into stock AFAIK The Nvidia ROMs have a way to change res, and also a per app setting And there's a third party app called Second Screen that works quite well, might need root

8. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I can definitely see the porn industry taking advantage of this new technology.

11. ph00ny

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 26, 2011

didn't they already use gearvr to show virtual porn? maybe it was just occulus rift headset

12. ph00ny

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 26, 2011

Complex mag did two segments First time VR user Old people VR porn

14. engineer-1701d unregistered

you already have the virtual reality porn go to youtube and look at Samsung gear VR porn and old people react it's hilarious and amazing at the same time also Samsung is releasing a 3d camera that captures 360 degrees in order to make the virtual reality home movies

9. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

If they can utilize the camera of the phone so I can switch between whatever I'm watching and my surroundings or both at the same time, this will be a perfect VR device. So far the best though.

15. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

you can already do that with gear vr..

10. looneyhouston

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

You can already switch between the camera and the headset. I own one and the biggest negatives that need to be fixed before the platform becomes a big hit are screen resolution: picture is like watching a tube tv battery hit on phone: it is a phone battery vampire Overheating: after about 45 minutes of continual use you receive a message telling you to let your phone rest to allow it to cool down. With all these flaws it is still an amazing product trust me

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