Samsung's new Gear VR goes on sale for $249

SAMSUNG's new wearable technology, the Gear VR Innovator Edition has gone on sale in Australia with a price tag of $249.

The Gear VRis the he result of a partnership with Oculus, a Facebook company and  a  leader in virtual reality technology.

"The Samsung Gear VR in Australia is the most exciting piece of technology to enter our mobile device portfolio and represents our relentless focus on delivering products that have the ability to change mobile experiences for our customers,"  said  Arno Lenior  -  Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics Australia.

  "The Gear VR will  offer Australians the ability to experience content on their Galaxy Note 4 screen using an immersive headset we have developed with the amazing Oculus platform for virtual reality technology."

"With the Note 4 and Gear VR, users can literally enter into a whole new and immersive virtual world seamlessly, having amazing experiences from any location. This is how we have redefined a smartphone." Lenior added.

When used  in conjunction with the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone device, the Samsung Gear VR delivers an amazing viewing experience through the 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display of Galaxy Note 4. 

Built with soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials, the Samsung Gear VR is comfortable to wear and is also completely wireless, so users can be fully engaged  in virtual worlds without being tethered to a computer. 

With a selection of optimised virtual reality content made available to download from the global online Oculus store, Australians will be able to enjoy dynamic 360 degree video, games, and educational/experiential content. 

The Samsung Gear VR will be available from today from Samsung Experience Stores in Melbourne and Sydney and online from the Samsung e-store with a RRP of $249.

Warning to users

* Do not use Gear VR if you are under the age of 13 and please see a doctor before using Gear VR if you are pregnant, elderly, have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders, suffer from a heart condition or other serious medical condition or have had a seizure linked to an epileptic condition.

Always be aware of your surroundings when using the Gear VR and remain seated at all times. Immediately discontinue use of Gear VR if you experience any visual abnormalities, dizziness, disorientation, nausea, any discomfort or pain, or any symptoms similar to motion sickness.