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When playing your favorite VR game, do you ever wish you had the feeling of a real samurai sword, baseball bat, or other helpful accessories in your hands instead of a controller? The HTC Vive Tracker is a wireless tracking device that can be attached to any object, making...
VR Fitness Insider - Vive controllers in urban apartment.
Let's test your VR Fitness knowledge... Which of these games have you heard of?  #SelfieTennis Sweet Escape Goalkeep VR Laiserbait Virush Sword Master Bitslap Thirst VR Super Pixel Smash QuiVR Never heard of any of them? You’re probably a nub. That’s right, I said it. This is a...
Ever since Pong’s release in the 1970s, decades of gamers have been barraged with stereotyped messages like video games will make you fat, rot your brain, and will lead you to do nothing with your life. The great news about these stereotypes is that they are scientifically untrue. If...
Soundboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fGDxMbaCto Soundboxing is a single player boxing game where you’ll get to pick your own music and punch to the beat. Face to face with robot challengers, you’ll be using your agility to quickly but accurately punch spheres flying towards you at varying speeds. Make your own beatmaps to use...
With all the cautionary tales out there of busted overhead light fixtures, smashed 4K TV screens, and people blindly walking into wood chippers, there’s some cause for concern that an immersive VR experience could spell doom. But there's good news! Thus far, no wood chipper related deaths have gone...
The sand in your toes. The wind in your hair. The volleyball in your face. As summer ends and fall approaches warm weather activities come to a close. Tennis; Ultimate Frisbee; Volleyball; Cheese Rolling; all either move inside or wait until next year. But what do these activities have...
Strava is a social network for the active user, which posts activity from a hike or bike ride as a map to navigate and review. Maybe you’ve already made a few of your own posts if you own a Garmin or an Apple Watch. Strava is all about tracking...
The NFL’s 98th season is upon us and VR Fitness Insider is pumped to help you find the best VR football games for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. It may be frustrating to wait to watch your favorite players and teams take to the field on gameday, but the...
Do you live to make people sweat towards their goals? Are you an athlete, trainer, physical therapist, or instructor looking to inform and provide people around the world with VR videos about exercises, nutrition, or even meditation? Shooting your own 360-degree virtual reality or augmented reality fitness video is...
Founded in July of 2014, Manus Gloves, a Netherlands-based VR tech startup began a journey in creating an intuitive data-glove. The Manus team sought to design a glove that tracked your hands and arms fully and smoothly with a motion tracking bracelet and finger sensors. Manus Gloves has given...
Engaging in physical activity via VR experiences can be a great way to have fun and shed a few extra pounds.  However, you can ramp up your VR workouts and lose weight faster by ensuring that your heart rate is in the optimal zone for maximum caloric expenditure and...
Dance Dance Revolution, the popular dancing game created by Konami, was the first in the arcades to popularize gamification of physical fitness. An announcer encouraged you to try your best, and grades at the end helped pinpoint areas for improvement. Every credit you spent taught you to progress through...
We are always on the lookout for great new virtual reality games that deliver compelling fitness results. It's not often that we get an early glimpse of one and can eagerly await its release. Sprint Vector, from AAA game studio Survios, is one of those games. We've seen people demoing...
Black Box VR - VR Fitness With Weighted Gloves
You've probably heard about using VR to lose weight, but is adding weight to VR an equally good idea? Let's find out! Vests During my 50 Day VR Fitness Challenge, one of the challenges was to rely solely upon VR for exercise, meaning no weight training. That's why, after week 2, I started...
David Scott, owner of Cool Beans Studios and a developer for the VR game Project Shield, is the perfect example of a person using VR to get a fun daily exercise and losing weight because of it. Losing one pound is hard enough, but losing ten while using VR?...
One of the great challenges for VR fitness is finding the right game for you. Lots of games exist, but the experience feels very disconnected without some kind of unifying platform. That’s the void Omniverse, a unique setup for the VR fitness center from the Virtuix Omni team is...
The hips, knees, and ankles can generate incredible explosive speed, strength, and power. In fact, without the lower body, our arms’ ability to throw, punch, and swing couldn’t achieve even half of what they’re capable of. Don’t believe me? Do you think Tom Walsh could have done this from...
Eternity Warriors VR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEF3t9uUTzU Eternity Warriors is an action and adventure game that can be played as a single or co-op multiplayer. This VR game is intense, high-charged, and violent, so it’s not a good play for young children. Adults and teens will love that they can become one of 3...
AR Mainstream Popularity In recent years augmented reality has been popularized by the influential Pokemon GO game. The fun app had users walking around neighborhoods the world over, looking for Pokemon and setting world records.  An AR app like Snapchat is popular among regular folks, social media influencers, and even celebrities....
For more than one thousand generations, the Jedi have protected the galaxy from harm. Now, armed with your lightsaber, you can join these force-sensitive knights in the battle for the galaxy with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges from Lenovo and Disney. The lightsaber has been the focus of many games for...