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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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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