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Exclusive: Samsung working on a Gear VR remote control app for its smartwatches

Virtual Reality

Last updated: October 3rd, 2016 at 15:19 UTC+02:00

We have heard from our insiders that Samsung will soon make it very easy to control VR experiences on the Gear VR provided that users have one of its smartwatches. Samsung is working on a Gear VR remote control app for the Gear S2 and Gear S3 smartwatches. As the name suggestions, it will enable users to control the Gear VR using their smartwatch.

From what we’ve heard about the Gear VR remote control app so far, it’s going to make it very easy to control VR experience. Once it’s connected users will be able to go back or forward in the gallery for example by simply rotating the bezel and pressing the physical buttons to confirm their selection. The same goes for controlling VR videos and even games in which the rotating bezel can be used as an input method. The possibilities here are endless. It’s unclear right now when the Gear VR remote control app for the Gear S2 and Gear S3 will be released by Samsung but it’s likely that the app may be released alongside the Galaxy S8 early next year. The upcoming flagship is expected to significantly improve the VR experience on Samsung handsets.

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