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This week, VirZOOM — a virtual reality fitness platform “designed to motivate users to move” — announced Gear VR compatibility.

“Previously only available for tethered VR hardware, VirZOOM’s VR bike and suite of fitness games is now available for GearVR use with Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones,” a company statement reads.

What’s more, VRJournal has learned that VirZOOM launched a new product at E3 2017: the VZ Sensor.

Beginning today, customers can pre-order the $99 VZ Sensor, which clips onto the crank of any stationary exercise bike in a home or gym, to instantly transform it into the fun VirZOOM VR Fitness experience. VirZOOM’s new mobile compatibility and the VZ Sensor give more users access to a fun fitness alternative at an affordable price.

For those not acquainted, VirZOOM Arcade is a suite of evolving, arcade-style VR games designed for use on a stationary exercise bike.

“Samsung is excited to partner with VirZOOM to bring an exciting VR fitness platform to Gear VR. By pedaling a VirZOOM-enabled bike, you can move through large virtual worlds under your own power, while playing games and reaping the health benefits of cycling. Furthermore, My VirZOOM wearables integration enables users to track their fitness data while challenging friends in online multiplayer VR,” said Paul T. Kim, Director of VR Publishing at Samsung Research America.

To check out VirZOOM, click here.


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