Model
Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition
Gear VR, Innovator Edition for S6
Gear VR 

Official website
Official website
Official website 

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Release date
December 8, 2014
May 8, 2015
November 20, 2015
Launch price
$199
$199
$99
Color (outside)



Color (inside)
Black
Black
White
Compatible phones
Galaxy Note 4
Galaxy S6
Galaxy S6 edge
Galaxy S7
Galaxy S7 edge
Galaxy Note 5
Galaxy S6
Galaxy S6 edge
Galaxy S6 edge+
Fan
No
Yes
No (replaced by better ventilation)
FOV
96° diagonal


Separator bar

Yes
No
Carrying case
Yes
No (pouch)
No
Replacement face foam 



Lens cleaning cloth 
Yes
Yes

MicroSD card
16GB
Loaded with starter content
SD card adapter
No
No
Touchpad
Flat
Flat
Raised circle
Indented cross shape
Back button
Yes
Yes
Yes 
Volume keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Focus wheel
Yes
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes (right)
Yes (center)
Inertial sensors
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
USB charging port

Yes
Yes
Weight
379 grams
555 grams (Note 4)
271 grams ?
393 grams (with straps)
270 grams (without cover and straps)
409 grams (S6)
403 grams (S6 edge)
318 grams (with cover and straps)
277 grams (without straps)
243 grams (without cover and straps)
470 grams (S7)
Dimensions


More room for the face
Designed to allow easier viewing for glasses wearers
Leaks light on the sides for small heads 
Dimensions (W)
198 mm
196.1 mm
201.93 mm / 7.95"
Dimensions (H)
90 mm
82.8 mm
92.6 mm / 3.65"
Dimensions (D)
116 mm
98.5 mm
116.4 mm / 4.58"

Press releases


Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/gear-vr-innovator-edition-now-available/
https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-samsung-gear-vr-innovator-edition/

Gear VR, Innovator Edition for S6

https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/gear-vr-innovator-edition-coming-to-galaxy-s6-series/

Gear VR

https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/samsung-gear-vr-powered-by-oculus-now-bundled-with-galaxy-s7-pre-orders/
https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/gear-vr-is-now-shipping-and-oculus-concepts-is-live/
https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/samsung-gear-vr-now-available-for-pre-orders-at-99/

Reviews


Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/23/6832889/samsung-gear-vr-hands-on-oculus
http://www.roadtovr.com/samsung-gear-vr-review-part-one-design-comparison-to-oculus-rift-dk2/
http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/17/samsung-gear-vr-review/

Gear VR, Innovator Edition for S6

http://www.gizmag.com/new-gear-vr-release-date-price/37177/
http://www.wareable.com/vr/samsung-gear-vr-innovator-edition-galaxy-s6-release-date

Gear VR

http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/20/9760660/gear-vr-review
http://www.latinoshealth.com/articles/12249/20151117/samsung-gear-vr-review-release-date-specs-update-pre-orders-available-through-t-mobile-device-launching-on-nov-27-black-friday.htm
http://www.wareable.com/samsung/samsung-gear-vr-review
http://www.roadtovr.com/consumer-gear-vr-teardown-reveals-easily-replaceable-lenses/
http://gearvrnews.com/2016/01/11/gearvr-consumer-version-1/

Comparisons


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDkj3SrQFXE