1. Sim_8_3's Avatar
    I am a fan of the Wii and the old play station Eye Toy especially the fitness parts, so I would like to hear from anyone who has a VR fitness Ap, what kind do you have? Do you run in place with it? Do you do martial arts? Does the headset stay in place? What about sweating? Have you tried any swimming or skiing Aps if there are any available?
    I look forward to hearing what it's like.
    Thanks
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    09-11-2016 01:52 AM
  2. VirtuaTyKing's Avatar
    VR boxing posted by pkcable
    This is the closest I've seen to a fitness app so far. In case you've not seen it.
    http://forums.vrheads.com/vr-videos-...vr-games-8317/
    09-11-2016 05:11 AM
  3. Firegold21's Avatar
    I have the Gear VR, so nothing really available for it, but I'd love to get the Vive or Rift, which allow for room scale and hand tracking. I've envisioned an app before that would train, say, martial arts moves, then grade you on how well you matched the moves.

    There's an Android app that does this using the camera (never worked that well for me, but I could never get it aimed right), so something like that should be possible for VR.

    Posted via the VRHeads App for Android
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    09-11-2016 12:11 PM
  4. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I don't think you need a fitness app, maybe just playing or watching anything standing, if you are distracted enough by what you are doing you will feel tired because of how your body will be compensating the lack of real references to be straight LOL.

    But I'm pretty sure that some options will arise.

    Also I just posted an article here about some (not exactly) about that: http://forums.vrheads.com/vr-news-di...-problem-8476/
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    09-11-2016 12:36 PM
  5. Sim_8_3's Avatar
    I can't believe I didn't think about boxing one of my favorite fitness apps on Wii, sounds like that would be awesome can't wait to experience that.
    09-12-2016 12:37 AM
  6. Russell Holly's Avatar
    There are several amazing games that function as fitness apps without being Wii Fit or something. It's impossible to play AudioShield without breaking a sweat, for example. You can easily play Holopoint for an hour and feel thoroughly exhausted. There's a lot to like here.
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    09-12-2016 12:15 PM
  7. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    There are several amazing games that function as fitness apps without being Wii Fit or something. It's impossible to play AudioShield without breaking a sweat, for example. You can easily play Holopoint for an hour and feel thoroughly exhausted. There's a lot to like here.
    Exactly what I think, even wanting a movie becomes exhausting depending of the movie, as I said yesterday another thread, I watched Showdown and I was dodging the bullets and the shattered glasses all over the 2 minutes animation.
    09-13-2016 03:29 PM
  8. Sim_8_3's Avatar
    Were you standing? I mean if your sitting, then all you are exercising is your upper torso, but sill it's a work out I suppose
    09-16-2016 05:53 PM
  9. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    Pretty sure HoloPoint gets me sweaty faster than any other game. It's basically just constant body-weight squats
    09-16-2016 10:12 PM
  10. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    You are always trying to be the a straight position, but because you are using your eyes to configure your position even when your ears are the one in charge of that, you are using a lot of muscles, not only your legs but even arms, sure it's not exactly as having a training VR app, but I already tested with my uncle, he was tired just by watching pictures, because he felt like he was in the edge of a cliff so he tried of walking away from it (the visual stimulation) but when he went back he felt he was falling backwards (the timpani in his inner ear telling him the real situation) so you are struggling between the real and what you see.

    Have you watched the videos of the people who are watching VR and someone is taking care of then because most of then falls to the floor.

    Again it's not the same as working out, but it's something
    09-17-2016 12:42 AM
  11. Sim_8_3's Avatar
    You are always trying to be the a straight position, but because you are using your eyes to configure your position even when your ears are the one in charge of that, you are using a lot of muscles, not only your legs but even arms, sure it's not exactly as having a training VR app, but I already tested with my uncle, he was tired just by watching pictures, because he felt like he was in the edge of a cliff so he tried of walking away from it (the visual stimulation) but when he went back he felt he was falling backwards (the timpani in his inner ear telling him the real situation) so you are struggling between the real and what you see.

    Have you watched the videos of the people who are watching VR and someone is taking care of then because most of then falls to the floor.

    Again it's not the same as working out, but it's something
    Yes I saw the video where they are taking care they don't fall, what I don't seem to understand is why can't you do VR sitting still? Is it the brain that won't allow the legs and arms to keep from moving?
    09-21-2016 02:42 AM
  12. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Yes I saw the video where they are taking care they don't fall, what I don't seem to understand is why can't you do VR sitting still? Is it the brain that won't allow the legs and arms to keep from moving?
    That's right, I was fighting against the feeling of moving and is too hard, in one of the roller coasters experiences you kind of feel the speed or the movement, even when you are aware of being in a simulation you are fighting all the time to be in the right position.

    P.S. I almost got sick in that one.
    09-21-2016 10:01 AM
  13. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    Yes I saw the video where they are taking care they don't fall, what I don't seem to understand is why can't you do VR sitting still? Is it the brain that won't allow the legs and arms to keep from moving?
    You can enjoy VR while sitting down - the problem is standing up. Rollercoasters while standing are hard because you feel yourself tilting forward and your foot wants to pop out and stop you. Sitting down for Rollercoasters is fine.

    Playing games with VorpX - especially Skyrim - made my body involuntarily try for balance. Sitting down with a controller I had no problem playing.
    09-21-2016 09:25 PM
  14. Sim_8_3's Avatar
    You can enjoy VR while sitting down - the problem is standing up. Rollercoasters while standing are hard because you feel yourself tilting forward and your foot wants to pop out and stop you. Sitting down for Rollercoasters is fine.

    Playing games with VorpX - especially Skyrim - made my body involuntarily try for balance. Sitting down with a controller I had no problem playing.
    So then if your sitting your brain doesn't kick in and think your actually doing the activity it's only when you are standing, is that it?
    09-22-2016 01:45 AM
  15. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    Pretty much, yeah. If you get really into the game you might still swing an arm or give a kick, but for the most part you will know you're sitting down.
    09-27-2016 08:42 AM
  16. Sim_8_3's Avatar
    Pretty much, yeah. If you get really into the game you might still swing an arm or give a kick, but for the most part you will know you're sitting down.
    Well at least it's safe when sitting down, but standing up, it's like that video they showed about the people trying to rescue the Kitten on a plank, they actually had to be tethered, there is little doubt that we will be hearing about some form of physical injuries related to standing VR in the future, maybe they will have create some type of restraints system?
    09-28-2016 09:56 PM
  17. drene's Avatar
    Playing the archery games in vive is the closest I've come to a workout in VR. haha my arms were sore the next day after an hour of that!
    10-13-2016 11:23 AM
  18. Firegold21's Avatar
    There are studies showing real results from mere mental rehearsal of exercise. I'm curious to see if anyone's going to run similar experiments with VR.

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    10-13-2016 04:32 PM
  19. VirtuaTyKing's Avatar
    Playing the archery games in vive is the closest I've come to a workout in VR. haha my arms were sore the next day after an hour of that!
    Hi welcome to VRheads.
    Surprising how physical playing that is isn't it. Letting arms relax between waves helps and as silly as it sounds letting yourself breathe normally. I found I would concentrate so hard I would be holding it.
    10-19-2016 06:27 PM

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