It’s that time of the year, specifically the beginning of it! And with the New Year, we all make intentions to get more organized, learn a new skill, and lose some weight. If you are the latter, and you are a fan of Virtual Reality, then Holodia has good news for you. The company is releasing its well-known VR fitness bike and rowing program, Holofit, after Oculus Quest.
Holofit has been around for a while, but it has high and cumbersome requirements. To get the most out of it, you need a stationary bike or an elliptical machine with a cadence sensor attached, or a compatible rowing machine. You also have one Holofit subscription, of course. Then you need a VR headset and a powerful tethered PC.
I don’t know about you, but the idea of placing my gaming PC next to my rowing machine every time I want a good workout seems ridiculous. You could try using a wireless solution such as Virtual Desktop, but that introduces latency. And that’s a shame, because the training features seem worth checking out.
Like it Supernatural, Holofit is a VR based fitness app that requires a subscription. But instead of turning Defeat Saber in a complete training program, Holofit tries to make your stationary fitness equipment less boring. Stationary bicycles and rowing machines will never be able to actually stand on public roads or in water. You miss the feeling of the wind and the beautiful sights.
Holofit will not give you the feeling of the wind, but it will give you a nice view. In the app you are taken to faraway places with snowy mountains or endless oceans. And not only the environment around you is improved; the game also digitizes you in the form of an avatar. So when you look down you can see your feet or your hands on the straps – digital versions of your limbs, anyway.
Coming to Oculus Quest 2 means that Holofit can work without a linked PC or latency issues. You’ll also have less weight on your head, which will quickly become important as the sweat builds up. Holofit subscriptions cost € 9.90 per month (just over $ 12) or € 108 per year (about $ 133). The app will arrive in the Oculus Quest store on January 7th.