You can no longer use the Gear VR with the Note 7
Reported on Reddit and confirmed by Android Central, Samsung Gear VR no longer works with the Note 7 because of the safety concerns. However, it is important to note that Oculus is the company preventing Note 7 to work with Gear VR. It is not an effort made by Samsung.
When you attempt to pair the VR headset with the Note 7, the following message is being display,
“Customer safety is Oculus’ top priority. Oculus is removing support for all Note 7 devices on the Oculus platform. Until further notice, Note7 devices will not be compatible with the Gear VR. For more information regarding the Note7, please contact Samsung directly.”
Obviously, it is not the best idea to allow users to strap a phone that can easily catch fire or even explode on their faces.