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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Ride Sharing and More

Last week we released a bunch of improvements to Explorer rides! Every ride now has a start, end, and directions between them. The path is white rather than yellow dots, with distance to the end and % progress in your HUD. When creating a ride, we can record whatever path you take until you end it, or you can let Google calculate directions to an endpoint. After creating and finishing…

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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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VZfit Sensor Kit & Oculus Go Giveaway!

We are SO excited to be a part of Snap Kitchen’s birthday week giveaway! Snap Kitchen is a meal delivery service that delivers healthy, handmade meals for busy people. To celebrate their 9th birthday they are hosting a giveaway on their Instagram page. You can enter for a chance to win a VZfit Sensor Kit and an Oculus Go on Saturday 4/27! Head over to Snap Kitchen’s Instagram page to…

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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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Now Offering VZfit Sensor Kit Yearly Subscription

By popular demand, we are now offering a discounted yearly VZfit Sensor Kit subscription! You can save 33% by opting for $119.95 per year subscription, which works out to only $9.99 per month! If you want to convert your monthly license to yearly, click “Cancel license” from vzfit.com/account.  Your license will still be good through your monthly end date. When that end date comes around, click “Choose license” and select…

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Track Your Spins

Our new riders on VZfit Play and Explorer this past week have completed over 92,000 Spins! A Spin is considered one full pedal rotation. Measuring spins gives us a more accurate and useful measure of your workout, comparable to how Fitbit measures steps. That’s the equivalent of 255 miles at an average touring resistance on flat ground (10 mph @ 60 rpm), but Spins is a better measure of your…

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