Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced that its Samsung Gear VR headsets will be used by Sherry FitzGerald New Homes to launch Ireland’s first virtual reality platform for viewing properties. The two companies have developed a virtual reality platform which enables prospective buyers to do a virtual walkthrough of an unbuilt property simply by wearing the headset.
Sherry FitzGerald, Ireland’s largest estate agents, approached Samsung to work with them on the project as part of a wider business initiative to monitor global technology developments. The Samsung Gear VR headsets were chosen because of their ability to provide comfortable, easy to use, high quality 360 degree experiences of new properties for interested house hunters.
Adrian McInerney, General Manager – Samsung Business Ireland, Samsung Ireland commented: “Buying a new home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make so we’re really excited to be able to bring this to life for people who are hoping to buy a property off plan. We are already working with a number of companies in other regions and industries to create similar user experiences. For example, Audi used the Gear VR headset to create the first digital car showroom and offer customers the ability to test drive new cars.
“We are excited to be involved in yet another first by enabling Sherry FitzGerald to offer the first virtual reality experience to house hunters in Ireland. This is such an innovative project, and our Samsung Gear VR headsets give Sherry FitzGerald an unparalleled opportunity for innovation and customer engagement perfect for this kind of retail environment.”