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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Avatar Upgrades

Show your mastery of each avatar in VZfit Play by earning upgrades! Each time you play a game, you earn coins for its avatar. On the main menu under each avatar, click the UPGRADES button to see what’s available for the total coins you have. After you’ve unlocked an upgrade, click on it to enable or disable, and see the result immediately on your avatar. Upgrades can affect gameplay or…

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Head-to-Head Games with Voice Chat

We’ve added Voice Chat to all head-to-head Play games, including Thunderbowl, Race Curvy and Oval, Gate Race, and Le Tour. Once you start head-to-head with the “VS” button, you can talk to the other player without any other settings. If either of you wants to stop hearing and being heard, just toggle off the Voice Chat setting in the Options menu. You can also adjust Voice Volume relative to Music…

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Your Virtual Trainer

There’s a virtual trainer in VZfit Explorer to guide you along popular workout routines. You can enable her or him on any route by selecting between No Trainer->Female Trainer->Male Trainer on the Options menu. The trainer will start riding next to you, your job is just to keep up! They will push you between Light, Medium, Hard, and All Out speeds depending on the workout type. The remaining time in…

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Prize Events

Events are a feature of VZfit Play that challenge everyone to play a particular game for a global leaderboard ranking and chance to win prizes. Our Pedalsephone event (a play on the goddess of spring) began when we launched VZfit for home users. All users who play have a chance to win the prize based on their relative score at the end of the event. It was a close race…

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Boston Marathon Update & Livestream

We’re excited to announce a special VZfit Explorer update, available now, that allows you to bike the Boston Marathon. The crew at Laugh Boston will also be livestreaming it starting at 10 AM alongside the actual race. Watch along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Improvasylum/. Riding the marathon in VR with VZfit will give you a whole new appreciation for it and our hometown. In Suggested Rides you’ll now see a Boston…

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You’ve Got Stats

VZfit measures you in lots of ways to improve and motivate your workouts. We’ve just updated vzfit.com/stats to show your total spins and percentile compared to other players, number of workouts by spins, completed Play goals, stars on each Play game, and number of Explorer locations by spins. Remember, vzfit.com works on your phone as well as desktop, so you can always check your progress! Use your phone’s “Share to…

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Attaching the Sensor Kit

The VZfit Sensor Kit starts shipping on Monday, so here are our tips on attaching the Speed Sensor and Action Button to your bike. SPEED SENSOR The Sensor measures rotation of your pedal crank, and can be mounted to the inside or outside of either crank arm. The inside is preferable if there’s enough space between the bike body and crank, to lessen the chance of moving it with your…

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Virtual Reality That Moves You

At VirZOOM we make exercise games that move you around in VR from your pedaling and leaning on a bike. Solving VR motion comfort has been our top goal, so anyone in a gym can step up and feel exhilarated by VR rather than the opposite. It’s why our tagline is “Virtual Reality That Moves You!” THE PROBLEM Virtual reality is experienced through a headset which draws two images of…

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Introducing VZfit

UPDATE: VZfit is now available to home users on Oculus Go & Quest! It’s been a while since our last post, and the reason is VirZOOM has dedicated ourselves to a new platform called VZfit.  We truly appreciate all the people that bought our VZ Bike and VirZOOM Arcade games for the VR systems they owned.  But it was necessary for us to grow in a different direction, for people…

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