VirZoom Makes Any Exercise Bike Virtual Reality-capable

One potential way of getting more consumers excited about virtual reality is by exploring options in the fitness industry. Exercise bikes, for example, are both dreadful and boring to work with. If the user is transported to a virtual scenery, however, things can look a lot more appealing. VirZoom is exploring its options in this regard, which is a somewhat promising sign.

VirZoom has a Bold Vision

Getting more people to exercise is a very daunting challenge. Although the health benefits are clear for everyone to see, it simply doesn’t appeal to the masses whatsoever. Especially when it comes to running on a treadmill or using an exercise bike, there are tons of things people would rather do. VirZoom aims to change that attitude through virtual reality.

More specifically, the company is working on VR exercise bikes. Known as the VZ Bike, it is capable of connecting to VR headsets and give users a more interesting outlook while they pedal for hours on end. THrough in-house developed software, users can even race a Formula 1 car, which makes for a rather interesting option.

What is somewhat troublesome is how the VZ Bike costs $499. Considering how this does not include a VR headset, it is not necessarily something that will get most people excited right away. There are also some concerns regarding availability and shipping which is something to keep in mind. Thankfully, there is a more workable solution.

Known as the VizFit, the company launched a VR device to be attached to any existing exercise bike. It uses a Windows Mixed Reality headset, which offers better quality than their initial product. This also means the hardware can be taken on the road and even to the gym, should users choose to explore that particular option. Giving consumers more options is never a bad thing, as long as it remains affordable.

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By JP Buntinx

JP Buntinx is a FinTech, VR, and Bitcoin enthusiast living in Belgium.