VR Fitness Insider is focused on the ways that VR and AR can be used to improve overall health, fitness, body composition, strength, endurance, motor skills, mental health, aesthetics, sport-specific skills, agility, injuries, fitness motivation, and general health knowledge.
It’s odd considering how enormously successful Beat Saber has been thus far, but the game just saw its full release this week! Taking the rhythm genre and adding in a dose of lightsaber-style combat, it’s a match made in heaven. A bumping soundtrack and several difficulty levels make it ideal for all VR users.
At VR Fitness Insider, we are a bit biased when it comes to using VR as a fitness tool. We honestly use it every day and constantly look for new ways to leverage this immersive technology to help people get more active. I love it when I run across people using VR to workout in.
Anyone with a VR headset and an interest in fitness knows how common rhythm games are in the medium. Few developers are are skilled with the technology as PlatformaVR, however, and this week its game Wave Circles will have you refining your dance moves. You might even have to challenge your friends to a dance-off!
Now that the Oculus Rift S is now officially out in stores, you can finally purchase a Rift headset again and experience Oculus VR with inside-out tracking, a more widely accessible halo-ring headband, enhanced display resolution, and lower pixel persistence. If you’re enjoying your new headset and are interested in the fitness benefits of VR gaming, you might want to know where you can find more games that promote active gameplay.
Without a doubt, the Oculus Quest’s standalone $400 MSRP and lack of cable tethers are a difficult bargain to beat. As Quest pre-orders are fulfilled over the next several days, many fresh faces will inevitably wander into the domain of VR fitness, seeking out information on which games offer the most exercise potential.
Oculus launches two of its more important VR headsets ever, the Quest and the Rift S, on May 21. The headsets both promise simplicity and an easier experience that should help expand the virtual reality community — and potentially get more people working out. The Oculus Rift S takes the room-scale VR experience and removes external sensors.
Brush up your Beat Saber skills; you’re going on a Quest.
The long-awaited mobile Oculus Quest headset is launching in only a matter of days. This is a major deal to many folks, for whom this will be their first advent into the wonderful world of VR. The release of the Quest is also a development that we at VR Fitness Insider broadly believe will lead many new players into the realm of active VR gaming.
In the mood for VR murder, but need it to be a little bit cute at the same time? If such a thing is possible, Mace and Grace is the game to deliver it. You play as a giant protecting your kingdom from invading knights sent flying toward your location.
Virtual reality offers a gaming experience more immersive than any traditional platform, but it’s limited when it comes to movement. Teleporting or simply pressing an analog stick can pull you out of the experience. WalkOVR is looking to change that with its motion nodes system, and you’ll be able to use it across practically any headset.
There’s no shame in falling off the fitness wagon. Sometimes, life gets you down. Like, really down. So down, in fact, that you legitimately dread having to leave your bed in the morning. You slump your way to work, autopilot through the day, get home, and drown yourself in your vices until sleep catches up with you.