1. Chemy JMHT's Avatar


    Well this is a way to work out with or without a VR HMD, I guess because of the little market right now for only be VR.

    What do you get the person who has everything? A home fitness device that mimics kayaking and rowing using virtual reality.

    Pair the Coreyak machine with Google Cardboard or other VR headsets to immerse yourself in a competitive kayaking game or relaxing journey down a digital river.

    The $399 "home fitness adventure" apparatus launched on Indiegogo earlier this month, bagging more than $4,000 from 16 backers in its first two weeks.

    "Kayaking or rowing on a Coreyak is innovation that not only increases fitness, but delivers life-changing strength to the entire upper body and most of the leg muscles," the crowdfunding site said, advertising the machine's physical benefits.

    But anyone with a gym membership or some extra cash to burn at the sporting goods store can exercise their physique. This invention, however, also exercises your mind.



    An attached paddle wirelessly tracks a users' motion, transmitting those movements to mobile apps for smartphones, tablets, and phone-based VR headsets (such as the Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream View). The machines also ship with several free videos that help guide new rowers through the motions.

    "HD and 360-degree VR point-of-view videos of kayaking through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world will immerse your senses in explorations that get you fit without even realizing you are exercising," the Indiegogo page explains.

    The accompanying mobile app also tracks strokes, strength, distance, and time in real time, while you stream Netflix or listen to an audiobook.

    Interested consumers can snag a Coreyak for the "earliest bird" discount of $279; the first 300 machines should ship to buyers in the US and Canada next fall.

    Inventors Eileen McHale and Brian Machovina have less than 60 days to reach their $90,000 flexible goal (which means the campaign pockets all funds raised, even if they fall short of the target).

    Source: Get Fit at Home With Virtual Reality Kayaking | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
    12-20-2016 11:09 PM
  2. Graham Devereux's Avatar
    Could be a lucrative selling point for VR.
    12-21-2016 06:55 AM
  3. pjs37's Avatar
    Wow I been wanting a rowing machine forever. I like how compact these look and with VR it could be better.
    12-21-2016 10:53 AM
  4. Firegold21's Avatar
    I wonder how long it will be before gyms start purchasing machines that sync to VR headsets. A lot of the movements for the various machines could be interpreted as vehicle controls or other VR-friendly things, IMO.

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    12-22-2016 08:20 AM
  5. pjs37's Avatar
    I wonder how long it will be before gyms start purchasing machines that sync to VR headsets. A lot of the movements for the various machines could be interpreted as vehicle controls or other VR-friendly things, IMO.

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    May be a bit, I don't know if they would like the idea of users completely blocking their vision around all that equipment. I can just imagine the insurance companies throwing a fit at potential injuries and law suits.
    12-22-2016 08:40 AM
  6. Firegold21's Avatar
    May be a bit, I don't know if they would like the idea of users completely blocking their vision around all that equipment. I can just imagine the insurance companies throwing a fit at potential injuries and law suits.
    That's a good point. That would definitely need to be worked out first.

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    12-22-2016 10:20 AM
  7. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    May be a bit, I don't know if they would like the idea of users completely blocking their vision around all that equipment. I can just imagine the insurance companies throwing a fit at potential injuries and law suits.
    Also, all that sweat in the HMD and all the diseases for the eyes and skin, they will first need to improve how to keep the devices clean, also the sweat will mean more fog in the lens.

    But it's a nice Idea, I need more motivation to work out right now, VR could do that, imaging competing with some friends while each of us are at each house and because of that the whole working out before the competition.
    12-23-2016 01:05 PM

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