Isn’t fitness bike boring?
Gym equipments that others touched might be disturbing. Viruses, pollen, and injury on the outside also might be disturbing. That’s why indoor sports goods are sold well and fitness bike is one of the most popular equipment. Many might have experienced it before, or some people have it. Fitness bike is very common but it has major drawbacks. -People don’t continue it. It seems that many who have bought it will stop using it after while. There are so many fitness bikes in eBay, much more than any other exercise machines.
Why don’t they continue? Because fitness bike gives;
Believe or not. Our VR bike can solve both.
You might accept that VR might solve boredness of fitness bike. But you must be wondering how VR can solve tiredness. Does it really solve it? Yes. It really does.
Isn’t pedaling in the same spot boring? No matter you watch TV, smartphone or display while pedaling, you see that you are still in the same place where you always are. We don’t need to read psychological research paper. Under the long virus period, we do have realized that It is not mentally good to be in the same room/house all the time. Doing exercise in your room/house can refresh your body, but might not refresh your mind so much. This is why we recommend VR.
Features of VR
What is main difference between VR and TV/smartphones? Simply,VR is close to real experience, but TV and smartphone are not. What’s happening in VR is what’s happening to you. Where you are in VR is where you really are – your brain thinks.
Let us give you good example of “VR=Real”. Many feel real pain on their hand when their hand is stabbed by knife in VR game although his arm is completely safe in reality. It doesn’t happens by TV and smartphone.
VR+ Fitness Bike
So why can boredness be solved when VR is combined with a fitness bike? That’s because you move from your room/house to another world –at least your brain thinks so. Then you ride your bike there. And, like the real world, the more you pedal, the more you move forward in that world. Your view changes as you were really cycling. This alone gives incomparable experience to pedaling in the same place. In addition, hemVR adds game elements to it. Without a remote control, you can control characters to dodge, attack, shoot enemies, collect items, find targets, cycle in live-action view, and more. You will be surprised how much you can do without remote control.
I see. Well, it might be fun. But how can VR solve tiredness? It’s a physiological phenomenon to get tired when body is moved. No way to change it. You think so, right? Let us explain that. In fact, this was an effect that we noticed on later stage.
VR creates a gap in body feeling
We have tested hemVR on a wide range people from young to the elderly. And we have noticed one common phenomenon – They sweat a lot.
At first, we were so glad. We thought that it was a proof that our games are so fun to play. But then we started to wonder and thought that it must be some other reason, while we tested at nursing home. When we tested on an elderly person with support of caregiver, the elderly peron could not mentally focus on game so she was only seeing VR view while pedaling. But she did much more pedaling than she normally does. She was so into it. -Then we made one hypothesis.
As wrote, your brain thinks that VR world is more real than your reality. Although you are in your room, you feel like you are somewhere else when you wear VR headset. VR tricks your brain of your surrounding.
We think that VR also tricks your body feeling. Your physical body might start to get tired by pedaling, but your body in VR is not tired at all, so YOU don’t feel so exhausted. Brains manipulate body like it can cause a fake pain on your hand. VR causes a gap on your body feeling between VR and reality. Thus you loose little conscious of your body, so as result, you do more exercise and you sweat a lot. This still happens to us who have tried VR bike for more than 4 years. We are bit tired of playing our same games over years but every time we test them, we can’t stop sweating.
In hemVR Eagle, you become an eagle and fly freely. The eagle never feels tired.
There are plenty of research how VR enhances execise.
Other VR products don’t solve the tiredness
One of a feature of hemVR is that it is patented as a contactless headset. The hemVR headset only touches a part of body where people don’t get disturbed, while all other VR headsets are not. All other have full-contact on a face. Thus they are not suitable for exercise. You just can’t wear them when you sweat because they become very uncomfortable. When doing exercise with those full-contact headsets, discomfort comes earlier than tiredness.
Loneliness might be solved
Another drawback of fitness bikes is loneliness, we think. Many feel pity to pedal alone in the same place like hamster. No wonder many quit and sell a bike in auction. But what if your family or friend pedal next to you and talk to you? Doesn’t it make some difference? So our next app will be solving the problem. You can look at your friend’s face and talk while cycling together in the same world, and you can even enjoy a game together.
Simple and affordable
Doing exercise with other VR headsets is uncomfortable, but surprisingly, VR exercise products are sold very expensively, and some require separate computer and some are complicated to set up. Simple set-up and affordable price are other strength of hemVR.
World’s first simple and affordable VR bike
How to use
-Install and launch hemVR app on your phone
-Insert your phone to hemVR headset
-Put hemVR sensor into your sock
-Then, the app and the sensor will be connected automatically, so all you have to do is follow the app and pedal a bike.
About the product
The hemVR is consisted of 3 things -VR headset, sensor, and app.
It looks normal VR headset, right? However, it is a contactless VR headset that has obtained patents in the United States and Japan. In the VR industry, we’re competing to pursue a sense of immersion. We took opposite direction, and we succeeded in obtaining a patent. In fact, having space between the headset and face does not loose much immersive feeling. One of the reason is that you mainly look forward when you cycle.
It’s a mini like a matchbox, but it does a job. It sends speed data to hemVR apps in real time. The app will automatically find this sensor, so you don’t have to any paring set up (except some android). You don’t even need to turn it on or off.
You can download hemVR apps for free on Google Play and AppStore. You can’t play them without hemVR sensor. Without the sensor, you can’t even reach menu screen. Apps always show your exercise time and calories burned and all your exercise data will be saved.
*You must have VR compatible phone. It is strongly recommended to do “Test My Phone” in hemVR apps especially for Android.
App 1. hemVR Eagle
App 2. hemVR Cosmo