Have you ever waited in line at the gym for equipment only to find that there’s sweat all over it? Gross, right? Of course. No one wants or expects to touch the sweat and germs of another person after a workout. Get a life-changing exercise experience with the pre-release...
Maybe it’s because I come from a fitness coaching background, but when people ask me what a good VR fitness game is, I never give them a straight answer. Instead, I usually throw more questions back at them. What are your goals? Are they performance-based - like being able...
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VR headsets are awesome pieces of technology and great to have, but they won't do much for your current fitness regimen unless you have a capable PC.  Here are six options to get you going that have plenty of power but won't empty your wallet. MSI Aegis MSI has been putting...
The way that we experience exercise can be completely different depending on the activity we choose and how we perceive it. Imagine two different activities that both are strenuous and get your heart rate up: Jumping rope for 10 minutes without stopping The first minute is kind of fun as you...
I can’t dance. I try to do the world a solid by doing as little of it as possible, lest I irreparably scar some innocent bystander for life. Audioshield is perfect for somebody like me. It creates the illusion that I am dancing while thankfully shielding any onlookers from...
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Kat Walk VR Treadmill The Kat Walk VR treadmill may make you run or walk in place, but it isn’t exactly like the workout equipment it’s named after, it’s in many ways better. Kat Walk has been praised as one of the most true-to-life VR systems on the market due...
The immersive world that a VR game can create, gives way to the body having full range movement while playing. Arms can swing while the player is wielding a sword. The body can jump back and forth while dodging attacks. This movement can exhaust a player over time and...
They say that practice makes perfect and San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard is putting that to the test. His preseason numbers have been impressive, and he is not showing any signs of slowing down. Beathard has been using technology to further his athletics abilities. Virtual Reality has...
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chentur from ARX to learn more about what they are developing and how they see fitness and augmented reality going. ARX uses the latest Augmented Reality Technology to transform exercise from being an unmotivating chore into a fun and addictive gaming...
When I was sharing my weekly weigh-in reports on Reddit for my 50 Day VR Fitness challenge, I would invariably get one very consistent point of criticism: exercise has little impact on weight loss. That’s fair, but also short-sighted. In a vacuum, it’s true that all other things being...
Boxing games are a favorite in the virtual reality world. The games are highly entertaining, and they also deliver a one-two punch of a workout. In exciting news, boxer Floyd Mayweather will be launching a virtual reality in-home workout, set to be unveiled in January 2018. There is not much...
Staying motivated while exercising can be a challenge for a lot of people. The fitness technology company ARX is creating ways to help people stay addicted to achieving fitness results. They have created a headset that uses augmented reality technology to superimpose graphics and games over the user's reality....
As the newest team member of a VR Fitness startup, I recently had my first ever virtual reality workout experience.  I have worked out for most of my adult life, but I have always gone to the gym to lift weights or long runs training for half marathons. Working...
Combining exercise and fitness has been a goal in the video game industry for over 25 years with few notable successes and many interesting failures. "Exergaming" has been the term of choice to describe these efforts. What you might find interesting is that Exergaming first started with a virtual...
Gladiatorial combat may have gained popularity in the arena's of ancient Rome, but it can still be found alive and well on the HTC VIVE with GORN.  Hack, slash, and dismember your way to victory and better health with this hilarious take on this popular ancient sport. Preparation I chose to...
Duck, dodge, punch and… jump?! Here at VR Fitness Insider, we got an early beta invite to Box VR and so I decided to give it a spin to see how well it would lend itself to a true, heart-pumping workout. Although there were a few nuances that needed tweaked,...
I have cat like reflexes. Was I born with these?  Absolutely not.  I've developed them purely to survive. Why? Because I have a VERY active toddler. Kids (especially babies) throw and drop stuff. All. The. Time. Over the past few years my ability to catch random things while seeing...
The connected health and wellness company Great Clarity together with Northern Europe's largest fitness exhibition Fitnessfestivalen hosts The Future Fitness Lab - the first ever solely virtual reality (VR) fitness dedicated event.  In December, the 17th annual Fitnessfestivalen will be hosted in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibition is Northern Europe's largest fitness exhibition....
Virtual Reality Sports Battle
Make sure you read part 1 before jumping into this article. It sets the scene for the future vision of virtual reality sports and picks up where part 1 leaves off in the vSports battle...let the games begin! I slide on my hero-vision viewing glasses and am transported to the vSports...
Dancing and video games have been matching beats for quite some time now. Starting with Parappa, the Rapper and followed by Beatmania and Bust a Move, the rhythm action game genre really gained steam with Konami's hit Dance Dance Revolution series that debuted in arcades almost 20 years ago in 1998....