With the continued 2016 hot trend of virtual reality and Oculus units already shipping, why not go ahead and take that hardware to the next level by integrating it with some fitness? I’ve seen some pretty ridiculous prototypes combining virtual reality and “working out,” but this unit, however, was worth testing. The games I experienced included Pegasus flying through the air and a Western shootout that immersed you in another world — while simultaneously getting some calories burned.
This is a true first step game changer for the mundane stationary gym bike. Early adopters get all the Virzoom ($400, preorder) games and membership at a set price. The third-party device is available for all kinds of virtual reality hardware from Oculus, HTC Vive, and Playstation VR. Plus, unlike that elliptical that sits in the basement, unused and taking up extensive real estate, the Virzoom footprint is small and collapsible for easy storage. Various tensions and different levels can be set by the user to create his or her own personal rigor.