Community Download: Is VR Exercise The Future Of Home Fitness?

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For today’s Community Download, we want to know if you think VR exercise could be the future of home fitness workouts? Not only is it great to stay connected with others, but there are some truly great VR exercise apps out there too. Will VR exercise be ubiquitous enough that gyms, trainers, and users will start to use it as often as a Peloton , Bowflex , eliptical machine , treadmill, or other common exercise equipment?

Best VR Exercise And Workout Apps To Keep Active On Oculus Quest

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That means that the Quest is one of the best VR systems to use to keep active and take part in virtual workouts using VR exercise. We’ve put together a list of the best apps on Quest that keep you active and let you do some VR exercise and workout while wearing an HMD. Pistol Whip might seem like a strange entry for a VR exercise list at first, but play a couple of the levels on harder difficulty and you’ll quickly see how Pistol Whip could qualify as a workout.

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VR Health & Exercise Institute Finds Many VR Games Are Better Exercise Than a Treadmill

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According to Aaron Stanton, director of the newly-founded Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise , many of the popular VR games and applications are actually more effective at burning calories than a traditional treadmill exercise routine. We later confirmed through metabolic testing that many VR titles are better calorie burners than a traditional treadmill or elliptical, making my VR system the best exercise equipment I’ve ever purchased.

Tactical Fat Loss -Getting the Most Exercise out of Onward

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Boxing-Focused VR Exercise Game BoxVR Now On PSVR

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BoxVR by FitXR has been around for nearly two years in the PC VR scene offering a dedicated VR exercise experience that’s focused on emulating the cardio benefits of boxing. Tagged with: BoxVR , exercise , VR fitness Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Boxing-Focused VR Exercise Game BoxVR Now On PSVR appeared first on UploadVR. Experiences Fitness BoxVR exercise VR fitness

VirZoom Quest Review: Your Exercise Bike Takes Off With The Oculus Quest

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When we first reviewed VirZoom’s exercise-bike VR programs, they had just launched for Rift, Vive, and PSVR. Some VZFit Play games are more replayable than others (Le Tour, despite being simple, might be one of the most engaging in the long term for exercise), and they all step up the aerobic challenge. The post VirZoom Quest Review: Your Exercise Bike Takes Off With The Oculus Quest appeared first on UploadVR.

The best exercise bikes of June 2020

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These workout dice are a fun way to mix up your exercise routine

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TL;DR: Switch up your workouts with Rubberbanditz exercise dice and fitness bands for $24.99, a 16% savings as of Sept. Novices and elite exercisers alike should invest in resistance bands. If you're new to exercise, though, it can be hard to put together a workout on your own.

CES 2020: Samsung Casually Shows Off AR Glasses In Exercise Demo

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Rather than actually being an announcement of AR glasses, it was a demo of a system called Gait Enhancing & Motivating System (GEMS), an exercise analytics and training platform. This contains sensors which report health and activity data while exercising. The employee uses hand gestures to select their exercise routine and a virtual instructor appears in front of them. The post CES 2020: Samsung Casually Shows Off AR Glasses In Exercise Demo appeared first on UploadVR.

Déraciné Review – An Exercise in Boredom

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The post Déraciné Review – An Exercise in Boredom appeared first on Road to VR. Déraciné comes from FromSoftware, the studio best known in the West for its work on the Dark Souls franchise, though it’s also behind a lengtiether list of works including the Armored Core series. Déraciné is the studio’s VR debut, and it shows. While the game is technically functional, that’s just about the only thing it has going for it. Déraciné Review Details: Official Site.

Exercising Becomes A Little Easier With This Augmented Climbing Wall

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The post Exercising Becomes A Little Easier With This Augmented Climbing Wall appeared first on VRScout. From exciting multiplayer games to helpful climber training applications, this 21st Century rock wall could finally make the gym fun.

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I just wrote a post on LinkedIn about an exercise I’m doing to rethink the future of augmented and virtual reality. Why don’t you do it too? Personal

Dreaming of a Peloton? These exercise bikes are just as good (and cheaper, too)

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Deals Health & Fitness Affiliate exercise bike Peloton Peloton BikeTechnology helps us stay fit and healthy. We found less expensive options for the popular but pricey Pelotons.

Review: VirZoom, The Virtual Reality Exercise Bike That Works With Rift, Vive and PSVR

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I once owned one of the greatest exercise machines ever made. The Kilowatt Pro was an exercise controller. Virtual Reality and Exercise. emerging that virtual reality can be one of the best pieces of exercise equipment you can own, not so much because it offers intense physical exercise in its current form, but because you can play room-scale VR for extended times without the motivational drain of boredom.

Does the VirZOOM Exercise Bike Solve the VR Locomotion Problem?

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VR on exercise bikes like VirZOOM is going to be AMAZING… for some people, and I may not be one of those people. But overall, I think that VirZOOM is clearly going to be a popular incentive and motivator for some people to get more exercise. Aside from gaming, the feeling of exploration and taking virtual rides through the equivalent a fully immersive Google Streetview or Google Earth VR is what gets me the most excited about using VR to combine exercise with virtual tourism.

The Best Exercise Video Games for Breaking a Sweat

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Gaming can be an incredible way to get fit as long as you are playing the right titles. While there is no denying that virtual reality has helped take fitness gaming to a new level, you don’t have to have a headset to break a sweat while playing video games.

Sunday's Best Deals: Sharp AQUOS 70" Smart TV, Ativafit Exercise Equipment, Gigabyte Gaming Monitor, I Dew Care Facial Mask Sets, Over the Sink Dish Drying Racks, and More

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A sale on Ativafit exercise equipment and I Dew Care facial mask sets lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more. deals kinja deals

Supernatural Takes Oculus Quest Fitness A Few Steps Further Than Beat Saber

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It is easy to see the influence of those earlier VR games on the new exercise and fitness software from Within, but Supernatural is tuned in ways the others aren’t for both the wireless freedom of Oculus Quest and a home replacement for gym visits. VR Industry News exercise fitness home exercise home fitness instantsocial Supernatural top stories vr exercise VR fitness vr workout workout

Virzoom’s VZFit in the News, as University Study Shows VR and Music Improves Exercise Retention

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Virzoom, developers of the popular VR biking software, VZFit got a bit of mainstream attention this month with the publication in the British Journal of Health Psychology of a dual Brunel, London and Exeter University study on the benefits of virtual reality and music in motivating people to exercise.

Apple reportedly taking on Peloton, Nike with online exercise classes

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VRWorkout Is A Free, Hand-Tracking VR Fitness App On Oculus Quest

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The way VRWorkout works is to change up the type of exercise it’s asking of you, then track your hands and head to make sure you’re actually doing them. Experiences VR best VR fintess apps best VR workout free VR fitness app free VR workout hard VR workout top stories vr exercise vr exercise games vr exercise quest vrworkout

Star Wars: Vader Immortal Trilogy Review – A Splendid Early Exercise In Story-Living

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It is an exercise in VR accessibility, an exploration of interactions that are as satisfying to execute as they are quick to grasp and, most importantly, a showcase of what can be done with character-driven narratives in VR. The post Star Wars: Vader Immortal Trilogy Review – A Splendid Early Exercise In Story-Living appeared first on UploadVR.

This Is What 50 Days Of Virtual Reality Exercise Can Do

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Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay Is An Adorable Exercise In VR Fan Service

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It’s a great exercise in VR scene-building, conjuring up a believably bustling environment that could have been taken straight out of the set of any of the movies. It’s time to jump back into a galaxy far, far away once again with the latest Star Wars VR experience, released just in the nick of time to promote next week’s release of The Last Jedi.

Facebook criticized for toothless 'PR exercise' following ad boycott

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Unfortunately, according to the group behind the campaign that has grown to encompass massive brands like Unilever and Verizon , that action consisted of a meaningless "PR exercise" that resulted in "no commitment" from the Zuckerberg-helmed company. In the face of mounting advertiser pressure over its handling of hate speech , Mark Zuckerberg today met with the leaders of the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League, the Free Press, and the Color Of Change. It did not go well.

Exercise without worries with a pair of Powerbeats3 on sale

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Save $30: The Beats Powerbeats3 wireless earphones are on sale on Amazon for $169.98 as of Oct. We all know the AirPod craze is not ending anytime soon, but if you're a fitness junkie, they may not be the best things to power through your workout with. That's no hate to Apple — it's the completely wire-free design that makes them fall short. For the perfect workout, you'll want something in between an AirPod and the classic plug-in earphones.

#702: The VR Exercise Revolution: Empirical Data from the VR Insitute for Health & Exercise

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Aaron Stanton says that VR is the most effective piece of exercise equipment he’s ever purchased. He’s spent over 100 hours playing an exercise mod. Podcast Archive

There’s a Prime Exercise Bike, and Amazon Isn’t Happy

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Just yesterday it seemed like a Peloton challenger had arrived. Echelon Fitness casually dropped the news it was launching the “Ex-Prime Smart Connect Bike,” or a $500 stationary bike that it claimed was “Amazon’s first-ever connected fitness product.”

Tower Workout Offers One of the Most Intense VR Exercises Yet

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Even though there are plenty of games and experiences in the virtual reality space that can help keep you active, sometimes, it’s more difficult to find an application that you actually enjoy thoroughly. While games like Beat Saber and Supernatural have become popular with wider audiences, occasionally, you have to dig around to find some hidden gems. Continue reading on VR Fitness Insider. Experiences Games htc vive Oculus Rift Tower Challenge Tower Workout Towermax Fitness

Playing ‘Beat Saber’ Could Burn the Same Number of Calories as Tennis

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According to recent testing by the Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise , Beat Saber (2018) may be more than just a fun way to spend an evening in. The Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise, which collaborates with professionals in the field of Kinesiology, bases their data on a game’s observed metabolic equivalent (MET) score, a standard way of defining the energy cost of physical activities.

John “Thick” to John Wick – Increasing the Workout in Pistol Whip VR

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Gamescom 2018 Day 3: Icaros made me exercise with fun in VR, Cybershoes made me walk in VR while seated and much more

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Explaining while it is a fitness device is not easy if you don’t try it: basically, the position that you have to hold on the machine lets you exercise the lower part of your back and also the steering operations are all based on the balance of your body. The training works: at the end of the session, my back felt as when in the gym I do exercises for my back. None of the experiences were top-notch, but they did their job in contributing to making doing exercise funny.

VR Fitness App Supernatural Offers Daily Workouts With Expert Coaching On Oculus Quest

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“Neither one of us was fond of or good at sticking with exercise. We wanted the benefits of exercising regularly, but we didn’t enjoy the short-term activity necessary to get those long-term results.” “We wanted to come out with a fully formed exercise platform. News Beat Saber Oculus Oculus Quest Oculus Quest Fitness OhShape Supernatural VR Exercise VR Fitness VR Subscription VR Workout Within Wonderscope

Top 5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Play VR Fitness Games More Often

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'Supernatural' for Oculus Quest is a fun cardio game for the exercise-averse

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Fast-paced action can lead to injury • VR too cumbersome for exercise. Supernatural. 19/month. View Product. The Good. High-quality graphics • Engaging gameplay. The Bad. The Bottom Line. Supernatural is a great VR game with a cardio upside, but its emphasis on speed, repetitive squatting, and lunging could cause problems. ⚡ Mashable Score. 😎 Cool Factor. 📘Learning Curve. 💪Performance. 💵Bang for the Buck.

The ‘Vive Fitness Guy’ Is Launching His Own VR Content Studio

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Thrill Of The Fight Dev: Quest Hand Tracking Not ‘Capable Enough’ For Boxing

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