Virtual reality is finding itself expanding into a wide variety of activities, and now it has found its way into fitness thanks to VirZOOM.
VirZOOM is a VR platform founded in 2015. Their goal is to motivate users to move and exercise in ways not done before. In a nutshell, they use stationary bikes as virtual reality controllers to play games while one exercises. There are a variety of ways this can be set up.
The company creates and sells custom bikes with the necessary hardware built into it. It is compatible with a wide variety of VR headsets, including PS VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The bike features buttons on each handles that allow for the needed controls for gameplay.
For those who already have a stationary bike and are not looking to purchase the full VirZOOM bike, there is another solution. The new VZ sensor is a small device that allows any exercise bike to be compatible with the games. Using the Samsung Gear VR headset and controllers, this option allows for a more flexible purchase.
The VirZOOM arcade has a wide variety of games to play as it stands. There range from kayaking to driving race cars to flying helicopters. You can even try your hand at flying a pegasus.
With VirZOOM coming out with new content and technology, virtual reality is on the rise to becoming a daily part of people's lives. The company themselves are looking to expand further, with plans to implement their equipment into gyms and homes around the world.
For more information, visit: www.virzoom.com
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