VirZOOM will launch its subscription-based virtual cycling simulator on the Oculus Store this week, with both smart bike and Google StreetView integration.
Anyone missing long cycles in the countryside will be relieved to know that the subscription service will start with a 7-day free trial, and you don't even need a bike to enjoy it.
Building on the VZfit Explorer application first debuted in January 2019, VZfit grants access to beautiful scenery from anywhere in the world, all while you exercise from the comfort of your own home.
Exercising outside is great when you have year round access to nice weather, beautiful scenery, and safe riding conditions. However, most of us aren’t that lucky.
Using data from Google StreetView, VZfit works to transport you to ANYWHERE Google has Maps StreetView data. Best of all, "there are no set paths" or routes, so you are able to explore your favourite city, your home town, or perhaps somewhere more exotic you've always wanted to visit!
Cyclists will find VZfit an exhilarating experience. It features Strava, Fitbit and Smart Bike connectivity - according to VirZOOM, it is compatible with "most smart bike devices and trainer sensors". However, if you have only a stationary exercise bike (or, in other words, a 'non-smart' one) you will still be able to connect it manually, but you will first need to purchase a cadence sensor.
If you're not a cyclist, or if you don't have a bike or the necessary connectors, don't fret. The new 'exerboard' feature means you don't even need to use a bike - instead, you can traverse virtual environments on an imaginary vehicle powered by various built-in, full-body workout routines.
Anyone missing long cycles in the countryside will be relieved to know that the subscription service will start with a 7-day free trial. After that, the service will come with a $9.99 monthly price-tag. However, VirZOOM have also revealed that a discounted annual membership purchase will be available in the near future.
VZfit will launch on the 15th of April on the Oculus Store for Quest.
After you've worked out, you'll surely need to treat yourself. Pretty lucky that the new Humble Spring VR Bundle has just been announced, featuring a range of eight awesome VR titles on offer for a serious discount.