Everyone knows that we are shaped by the experiences we have. We are not the same people now we were a year ago or 10 years ago because of the things that have happened in our lives. But what if those experiences are virtual? Would experiencing something in a...
Get ready to fight and build your way to a great physique! The best and fittest offerings of May from the VR gaming community come at us with a variety of fighting games where you'll swing your share of swords, axes and upper cuts and a host of games...
What better opponent is there for you to race than the best version of yourself? Nike has unveiled the “Unlimited Stadium” the world’s first LED track creating avatars for runners based on their running tempo. Instead of chasing a time on your watch you can now chase a visual avatar,...
With more people reaching for a VR headset to get their workouts in, the concept of tracking is becoming more and more important. While there are a lot of options out there for tracking and many more planned for release in the coming months, it's important to know what...
Many medical professionals would attest that exercise is one of the best medicines for those with chronic illnesses and that it should be a high priority for their patients. On the flip side, people suffering from painful diseases that affect muscles, such as fibromyalgia, might find it the least...
How can professional boxers get so tired when they are pretty much standing in the same place and each round only lasts three measly minutes? Doesn’t seem that difficult. That’s what you might think if you’ve never tried it. Well, now there is a way to experience it without...
Not sure what to do this Memorial Day weekend? Octane Raceway, a premium destination for kart racing and experiential entertainment, is bringing world-class virtual reality gaming to its Phoenix area location. The Velocity VR attraction, which is powered by Zero Latency, will launch Memorial Day weekend. This is the...
According to Statista, the number of virtual reality users worldwide has now reached more than 43 million. It’s an industry that’s almost certainly on an upward curve, with VR revenue forecast to hit $30bn by the turn of the next decade. With VR becoming increasingly more mainstream, it’s a good...
Video games have been getting people’s heart rate up for years but no one ever considered them exercise, until now when researchers classified Virtual Reality games as exercise. An Australian study officially confirmed that VR is a form of exercise. If you've been reading the stories on this page...
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When it comes to VR, Google has been busy. From breaking the VR boundaries with their classic cardboard cutout version to the Daydream upgrade, Google could have sat back and waited to the industry to evolve without further innovation. But that's not Google's style. Instead, the tech giant has decided...
If you're one of the last few people out there that thinks that virtual reality is just about gaming, it's time to listen up. Countless studies have been touting the benefits of VR for our health, fitness and wellbeing. As a result, millions of people are having their eyes...
The demand for fitness in the world of virtual reality has never been greater. As the niche continues to grow, it's hard not to take note of the big leaders that are already making significant waves and have been for some time. Holodia, with their Holofit workouts, is exactly...
VR's pace is blisteringly fast. In the last year, we've had a lot of new offerings that mere months earlier wouldn't have been considered possible, especially in the mobile VR segment. But the real question is what are the standouts for mobile VR that you really need to be...
Virtual reality pioneers are quickly destroying the stereotype that the technology is strictly used by basement-dwelling gaming geeks who don't want to venture into the real world. Virtual reality is one of the hottest trends across the world for good reason. Sure, it provides stimulating virtual environments as a...
We all want to start and stick to a regular workout program. Whether it’s running every morning or making it to the gym after work, we have high hopes that this time we will be consistent and follow through with our fitness plans. But then we don’t. A few days or...
A healthy body starts with a healthy diet. But why can diet be such a challenge for so many of us? The exact dietary requirements for the human body are heavily debated. Even the US government changes its food pyramid on a regular basis. Augmented Reality can't tell us what's in...
Remember 'Just Do It,' the popular catch phrase of the industry giant shoe and apparel manufacturer Nike? Well, they're still doing it and better than nearly anyone else could imagine, but they're also changing the way they plan to do it going forward. Nike is aiming at using VR...
If you've been using VR as a means to workout like so many have discovered in the last year, then you've heard of GoalkeepVR. This game may look simple and it may seem like you could master it in minutes, but the allure of the gameplay is still there....
Those who are familiar with VR software know there are more than a handful of escapist simulations that surround users with comforting environments such as camp fires, sunny island settings and lush green forests. Though these environments do not feature an abundance of interaction, they allow the user to...
Immersive virtual environment technology (IVET) allows people to enter into a virtual world that includes vivid sensory information. They can actually feel as though they are embodying another person’s perceptual experiences. Research is underway to see how these VR experiences can affect human behavior in positive ways. Three recent experiments...