Travelling the world can be an expensive proposition but virtual reality (VR) apps like Google Earth VR for Oculus Rift or HTC Vive make that a far easier endeavour. For those who don’t own the PC headsets mobile devices offer a range of options the latest coming from navigation company Sygic, which has just launched a new VR travel app offering 360-degree virtual travel tours.
Supporting Android devices, Sygic Travel VR is designed to help travelers research potential destinations before committing to a visit, with the database covering almost 5000 unique 360 travel videos and photos from 40 destinations all around the globe.
The new version of the app also features a new 3D UI design with better video listings.
“Sygic is committed to exploring the boundaries of navigation, a philosophy that has directly contributed to our enduring reputation as the leader in navigation,” said Michal Stencl, Sygic Founder and CEO in a statement. “We are delighted to deliver new cutting-edge premium features such as those in our new travel app and bring the VR experience to the next level.”
“We hope the new version of the app will reach more users than ever and further our travel offering to millions across the globe,” added Stencl. “Now, thanks to VR, users can travel the world from their armchair’.
To see a selection of the videos some of Sygic’s content can be viewed through the Samsung VR app on Gear VR.
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