Fitness focused virtual reality (VR) studio FitXR has brought its energetic app BoxVR to numerous headsets over the last three years, the last being Oculus Quest. Later this week the videogame will see a major update rollout for the standalone headset, adding new features and changing its name to FitXR.
The launch of FitXR aims to ‘capture the energy of live fitness classes’ notes the studio, building on its experience with BoxVR by providing over four hours of boxing-inspired workouts. Designed to accommodate beginner, intermediate and advanced users, the workouts have been choreographed by professional fitness instructors so you get a full-body session.
A new feedback system will make it seem like you have your own personal trainer plus the launch will also see three DLC packs made available. Enhanced multiplayer features will allow six people to take part in on-demand classes (either live players or ghost data). Then later this year different workout styles will arrive.
“With the launch of FitXR, we are ready to tackle the fitness industry head-on,” said Sameer Baroova, Co-founder of FitXR in a statement. “Traditional gym offerings can leave people unmotivated and at times intimidated – our new studio offers a virtual fitness solution that is versatile and effective in helping people reach their fitness goals, but still remains fun at its core. Fun workouts are the ones we stick with, and this was the real driving force in creating FitXR.”
“The success of BoxVR has taught us that there is a massive public appetite for a fun and engaging way to work out that can be done from the comfort of your own home,” Baroova continues. “We know that people may not feel comfortable going back to public spaces and FitXR gives users the benefits of a group workout from home. The exciting thing about Virtual Reality fitness is that the possibilities really are endless – that is why VR is the future of fitness. We’re looking forward to the reaction from fans to the launch of FitXR, and can’t wait to add new styles of workout to the studio.”
FitXR will be released for Oculus Quest on 30th July 2020 as a free update for those that own BoxVR. FitXR‘s regular retail price will be $29.99 USD/£22.99 GBP. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.