Explore Caramel-by-the-Sea

The Highway 1 ride through Monterey County California has been a suggested ride on Explorer since it’s release back in March of this year due to its stunning views. It is also the inspiration for our next Play game: Cali Rally. The virtual route route is a 14.7 mile long ride along the California coast.   Highway 1 is the best-known scenic drive in Monterey County, and one of the top…

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Learn how this grandmother of 5 is getting active again with VZfit.

Mary is a 66 year old Administrative Assistant from Rochester, New York. She is a mom of 4, a grandmother of 5, and has been an active member of the VZfit community since March of this year.  I look forward to my rides (notice I didn’t say workout) and can’t wait to get on my bike…I can ride for half an hour and not realize how much time has elapsed.…

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Upgrading to VZfit

This post describes VZfit for original VirZOOM users curious about making the switch. If you have an original VirZOOM Bike or Sensor, you only need an Oculus Go or Quest to play VZfit. We couldn’t keep updating all the VR platforms we were on, and feel these headsets are the best for exercise. VirZOOM Arcade has become VZfit Play, with changes to the games to better suit fitness routines and…

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This High Jump Olympian is Preparing for the 2020 Olympics with VZfit

At 5’4 Inika Mcpherson is the shortest high jumper to have ever made it to the Olympic Finals- competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She is known for her unique hairstyles and tattoos that make her stand out during events! Inika is passionate about working hard and chasing your goals which made her a great fit for a brand ambassador for VZfit.  Last month, she got to give…

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Explore the Gap

To kick off our new blog series, Explore the World, we are highlighting one of our recently added VZfit Explorer rides: The Gap of Dunloe in County Kerry, Ireland. The virtual route is 15.3 kilometers through the breathtaking greenery of the Gap. The Gap of Dunloe  is a narrow mountain pass running north-south in County Kerry, Ireland, that separates MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range, in the west, from the…

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Tour de France Ride

The 2019 Tour de France is in full swing! We decided to get in on the action by adding Stage 20 from the Tour as a suggested ride in VZfit Explorer, making 27 rides for a total of 511 virtual miles. “One day before they hit Paris, riders will face their final Alpine test. This short, 130K stage from Albertville to Val Thorens features three climbs: the Cormet de Roseland,…

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Speech Recognition in Explorer

You can now create rides with speech recognition in Explorer! This saves a ton of time versus using the virtual keyboard, which you can still use if necessary. Hit the microphone button above the keyboard, speak the address or location, then hit it again to process your speech and see the result as if you had typed it.  If it’s wrong just hit the microphone button again, or edit it with the…

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New Membership Pricing, Including Free Tier

We love VZfit and people that try it do too, but know that a required membership keeps many from purchasing a Sensor Kit. So today we’re announcing some changes to our membership programs. First we are adding a Free tier that provides all sensor owners limited access to our games and rides. We are maintaining our paid membership and renaming it Premium, which provides full access to all rides and…

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To Go or Quest?

VZfit runs on the Oculus Go and Oculus Quest all-in-one VR headsets. They are both much more convenient and affordable than older systems, and have many unique improvements. If you don’t have one yet, here’s more information to help you choose! In VR the world is all around you in 3D, and moving through it is your primary motivation in VZfit. Oculus (now owned by Facebook) pioneered the modern VR…

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Comfort Mode for Explorer

Normally in Explorer, we morph each 360 image to give you the sense of riding smoothly over 3D terrain. You’ll see some distortion of the roadside scenery which is generally acceptable along the country rides we suggest. But it can distract in cities where objects are both near and far from the road, for which we created Comfort Mode. Comfort Mode only shows undistorted 360 images, which you still control…

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