Getting fit is serious and needs dedication. You need to concentrate mostly on what you are doing in the gym to get the results. That is the problem with most people since they get tired of what they do in the gym or in any other place and it is making exercise such a task. Perhaps, if you can play while working out then things would have been different. Luckily, there is a device that they can do and it would make sure that you can keep working out for a longer time because it is not boring. Imagine riding a horse and lassoing cowboys on a dirt road in the Wild West. You’re shooting at tanks on a snowy battlefield.
These are just a few of the games that you can soon enjoy in the VR fitness gaming platform VirZOOM. And with their partnership with a new partnership with cardio equipment manufacturer Life Fitness that seeks to gamify the workout experience, you can be sure that there would be more in the near future.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer technology that uses virtual reality headsets or multi-projected environments, sometimes in combination with physical environments or props, to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual or imaginary environment.
The pegasuses, bikes and tanks are powered by a fitness center cycling machine. The pedaling in real life directly correlates to the movement of these objects in the game. The more effort a user exerts and the faster they pedal, the faster the tank will travel or higher the pegasus will fly.
You will find the resistance button on the handlebars, allowing you to shoot any objects in the game. To increase the cardio difficulty level, virtual resistance controls can be added into the game and changed manually.
Life Fitness, one of the world’s biggest makers of treadmills, ellipticals and indoor bikes that as of recently can be synced with Apple Watch, will pitch this add-on “immersive fitness” experience to the gyms and universities that already use its equipment.
You can have a workout experience with the using a Samsung Gear mobile headset, which is tethered to the machine, or an Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset that’s untethered. Whatever you prefer between the two, both will do as it is would be connected to the VirZOOM Module. It plugs into an existing port on Life Fitness’ top-of-the-line Lifecycle stationary bike and offers access to VR content and a cloud-based software system that can receive updates and fresh content. Users can also engage with multi-player games and compete alongside or against riders at other gyms.
“VirZOOM motivates exercisers with fun and immersive virtual reality exercise content,” Spencer Honeyman, vice president of strategic partnerships at VirZOOM, said in a statement. “Exercisers can not only set calorie goals and track workout stats, but also compete online against friends around the world and enjoy a VR workout.”
Sources: Wikipedia, Sport Techie