VR fitness could be the right “killer application” for VR. What do you think about that?
We all know how hard it is to convince your weak self to exercise regularly. Work takes up most of the day and then there are commitments, family and maybe even a hobby – if you can afford it.
It is not easy to get together and exercise for an hour every day. This is the time that researchers say makes up for eight hours of sitting time in an office. If we do not compensate for our sedentary lives, we reduce our life expectancy, increase the risk of cancer and – as everyone knows – the tension, pain and other disorders increase more and more. Perseverance has long since mutated into a foreign word.
VR fitness is trending
Virtual reality now offers a new way of playing sports. Self-contained VR glasses like Quest 2 are ready for use within minutes, and various fitness apps guide users through exercises – such as boxing movements, squats, side jumps and so on.
In addition to fitness apps like LES MILLS BODYCOMBAT or FitXR, rhythm games in virtual reality can also provide exercise. Beat Saber or Synth Riders are – if you really go into it – absolutely sweaty. Success stories of weight loss came around in the early days of the Beat Sabers.
We have summarized the best fitness apps for Quest 2 in a separate article.
In MIXEDCAST # 291 we talk in detail about VR and fitness.
VR and Sports: Share your experiences and win READ MILLS BODYCOMBAT for VR
What are your experiences with VR fitness? Do you practice VR regularly or not? Why? Which fitness VR apps convince you and which do not?
Write us your experience reports under the topic “VR and Fitness” to hallo (at) mixed.de.
Together with LES MILLS, we are giving away two keys to LES MILLS BODYCOMBAT VR on Meta Quest 2 among all participants.
We publish an editorial selection of the answers in the article. We give the authors their first name and the first letter of their last name (e.g. Ben D.). If you do not want your contribution to be published, or you want to use a pseudonym, please let us know in the email.
Conditions for participation
Registration deadline: 22/03/2022 – 31/03/2022, 23:59
participation: E-mail to hello (at) mixed.de with a comment on the above questions
Wins draw: 01/04/2022
Win notification: e-mail
Sends via email: early April 2022
notice: If the winner does not respond within 48 hours after being notified of the prize, the prize will be forfeited and we will withdraw again.
Order Oculus Quest 2 from Germany
Oculus Quest 2 will not be sold in Germany yet. It is not known how long this ban will last.
At Amazon France you can buy Oculus Quest 2 as usual. tip: Right-click on the web page and select “Translate”.
Oculus Quest – 128GB | Oculus Quest – 256GB
Notice: You can order from Amazon France via your German account. The VR glasses support German language in the menus. A regional lock from Facebook is currently not active – Quest 2 works normally. Amazon France delivers within a few days, some of the devices are even shipped from warehouses in Germany.