Runtastic and Oculus team up for virtual reality workouts

By Justin Kahn · 6 replies
Dec 15, 2014
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  1. As Oculus and other VR options inch their towards mass market appeal, a number of third party developers are looking to get in on the tech as early as possible. One of those companies is developer Runtastic. The team is leveraging...

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    Interesting concept, but I cannot see anyone who is serious about getting in shape using this. The VR is great, but any legitimate workout is going to cause perspiration. I cannot see the Rift being even remotely comfortable under that condition.

    Alternatively, they could include a complementary spotter program: "One more rep, one more rep! It's all you, man! You've got this!" (right before being asphyxiated by the barbell.)
  3. Just give us device already. We'll figure out how to use it.
  4. What about the real uses already, like virtual lapdance or interactive experience?
  5. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    The perverted users will want to know if there is a nude option for the trainer.

    As for me, all I could think of was "Get into da choppa!" while watching the video.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Great. So you now get a virtual workout, I hope you get to pay virtual money for it as well.
  7. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    I'm sure they would be happy to accept bitcoins :p
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.

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