XR Gift Guide: VirZOOM (Virtual Reality)

Insert a coin for better health!

by Derek Sante
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The idea of VR, is to become part of the game or experience. Movement equals action; no longer will we “veg” motionless on the couch with only our thumbs and index fingers doing the heavy lifting. The next level in this, until Mixed Reality goes wireless, are accessories like VirZOOM.

A stationary bike with controllers ingrained, exercise will never be the same. Getting to the next level in a game, might just get you into a better level health-wise, as well. The VZ Bike they sell it a lightweight collapsible exercise with 10 handlebar buttons, heart-rate monitor, 8 levels of resistance and an extra wide base for stability. I should note that this unit is not heavy-duty, by any means, but it can hold up to 260 lbs.

For larger exercisers or people who already own a great exercise bike, they also sell VZ Sensors, though they look like they are mainly for commercial use at this time. I’m guessing gyms and VR events.

One thing to be aware of though, and this holds true for all Virtual or Mixed Reality, is your stomach and overall state. Meaning, some VR can make people nauseous or queasy, and that's just standing in a room. Add real motion to it and you might be close to virtually tossing your cookies.

The VirZOOM system is fun and is constantly getting updated and upgraded with new apps and games, so the purchase looks to be somewhat future-proof. Especially since it works with your favorite headsets, like Samsun Gear VR, Google Daydream, Playstation VR, Windows Mixed Reality and HTC Vive. I personally like the idea of VirZOOM, losing weight takes dedication, and sometimes a little denial and trickery. So to fit into those jeans you bought “for the future you”, maybe it’s time to strap on a headset and choose player one.