7 Ways Virtual Reality is changing your workout and fitness routine
There are a lot of trainers and technologies out there promising to make exercise fun, but they might have finally cracked the code.
Welcome to the world of Virtual Reality fitness.
Check out 7 wild VR fitness apps, simulating everything from skydiving to bar fighting.
A “VR music video kickboxing game” available for the HTC Vive and Oculus, Soundboxing takes the concept behind GuitarHero and turns it into a fullbody workout.
If you’re comfortable strapping on a HTC Vive headset and then getting on a spin bike or rowing machine, then Holofit is for you. They’re trying to spice up stationary sessions with an immersive world and virtual coach.
Drunkn Bar Fight
Offering a more sportsmanlike experience, Racket: Nx describes itself as “playing racquetball inside a giant pinball machine”. They hope RNX will prove to be the first eSport for Virtual Reality.
For the nostalgia prone, WalkOMotion is the perfect aerobic exercise. You’ll get to jog in place to run through the first level of Super Mario Bros and Sonic the Hedgehog. Unfortunately, it’sjust a demo for game developer Nimso Ny right now, but let’s hope it hits consoles soon.
The VR game Bitslap might look simple, but think again this is a high intensity interval trainer for HTC Vive and Oculus that will get you sweating fast.
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