Greatest Oculus Quest 2 Health, Train and Exercise Video games
The cordless, stand-alone Oculus Quest system is one of the best options for VR fitness, exercise, and exercise routines. Here are our tips for the best Oculus Quest and Quest 2 fitness and exercise apps to keep your blood pumping.
[This article was originally published in March 2020. It was edited and updated in December 2020.]
The following list is in no particular order. It’s a mix of apps and games made specifically for fitness and training, and some that just get your blood pumping with short, repeatable gameplay sessions that you can jump into a workout quickly and easily.
Originally introduced as BoxVR, this Quest fitness app was redesigned earlier this year and relaunched with a new name and features. The basic premise remains the same – it’s a rhythmic boxing routine that gives you points for speed and accuracy. FitXR, however, offers more boxing moves like uppercuts and side jabs that were not present in BoxVR. A few weeks ago, the platform also added new dance exercises.
While it’s an overall positive upgrade, the transition to FitXR wasn’t without its flaws – some features have been changed or are completely missing. However, if you’re new to the platform, you probably won’t notice. You can read more in our full review.
FitXR is available for $ 29.99 from the Oculus Store.
The thrill of the fight
There are a number of boxing games on the Quest, but The Thrill of the Fight is said to be the most realistic in terms of boxing mechanics. A few laps in the ring and you will sweat profusely. We definitely prefer this over Creed VR on Quest.
The Trill of the Fight is available from the Oculus Store for $ 9.99.
Let’s not get around the saber – Supernatural is a fitness-focused Beat Saber clone through and through. Notes fly towards you to the beat of the music you need to hit with bats in time, and occasionally you have to crouch down to avoid obstacles.
The main difference from Supernatural, however, is that you don’t choose your songs like in Beat Saber – there is a new workout playlist / routine to go through every 24 hours. The goal is to make you sweat with big arm swings and quick squats. The better you work, the more difficult the routine becomes thanks to Supernatural’s adjustment difficulties.
The most controversial part of Supernatural is the pricing model – instead of a one-time purchase, Supernatural is a subscription for $ 20 / month. Check out our much larger breakdown piece from earlier this year for more information.
Supernatural is available now for free on the Oculus Store (with a paid subscription and a free one-month trial).
Racket Nx is not a table tennis game, but a game that has been described as “Racquetball meets Breakout”. It goes perfectly with the cordless Quest and gives you full freedom of movement to get wild and active. It’s one of the best examples of how to highlight 360 degree rotating movements as a core game.
Racket Nx is available from the Oculus Store for $ 19.99.
For those looking for something other than rhythm slashing or boxing, Holopoint might be a great option.
Holopoint is at its core an archer-wave archer, which is simple in its play structure, but unforgiving in its intensity. You’re playing for high scores with little sense of progress or history, but what’s missing there makes up for the intensity of the exercise – you’ll turn around instantly and frequently on the spot, dodging enemies and left and left arrows correctly.
You can read more in our full review. Holopoint is available for $ 14.99 from the Oculus Store.
Dance like nobody is watching! Get down and boogie while you stay active in Dance Central by Harmonix. There are a number of popular songs to choose from and a few difficulty levels to keep you busy and active.
Dance Central is available from the Oculus Store for $ 29.99.
VRWorkout undoubtedly offers one of the most intense Oculus Quest training experiences, but it does have some important disclaimers.
First and foremost, this is not an official Oculus Store app. You’ll need to sideload it using SideQuest (although it’s available on Steam for PC VR). Because of this, it requires some freedoms that an approved Oculus app may not offer. It’s a more immersive experience and grosser in its presentation, and it takes up a lot more space than other options on this list.
Unlike every other app on this list, it uses the Quest’s controller-free hand-tracking. Without a controller, you can do all kinds of traditional training exercises like pushups, crunches and more in the app. You can read more in Jamie’s article earlier this year.
VRWorkout is available for free on Quest through SideQuest. For more information on SideQuest and sideloading, see our guide.
How could we not include VR’s figurehead on this list? This should be pretty self-explanatory – a few levels on Expert or Expert + in Beat Saber will get your heart rate pumping like there’s no tomorrow.
Beat Saber is available for Oculus Quest for $ 29.99.
Synth Riders is just another VR rhythm game, and while it has some visual notes from Beat Saber and other entries in the genre, the gameplay is very different. You hit floating balls to the rhythm of the music and move your hands in circular or curved motions to follow the tails that fly off each ball. The concept is similar to other rhythm games but has its own twist.
The game has implemented a variety of fitness functions, such as: B. a calorie counter and fitness update released earlier this year that includes live VR workouts led by a trainer.
Synth Riders is available for $ 24.99 from the Oculus Store for Quest.
Jamie, recently added to the Quest library, described this game as “Beat Saber for your body” and said it was “a truly authentic fitness game.” Let your blood flow as you toss your body to the music, adjusting, and moving into all sorts of shapes. As the intensity increases, you may burn calories faster than some of the other fitness games on this list.
OhShape is available from the Oculus Store for $ 19.99.
Pistol Whip might seem like an odd entry for a VR exercise list at first, but play a few levels on a more difficult difficulty and you will quickly see how Pistol Whip could qualify as a workout. The crouching and constant quick movements make your glutes and quads burn after a long session. In the past, I’ve even increased the intensity by constantly keeping my arms in a ready-to-fire position and stabilizing my target with my non-dominant hand, which adds a little extra arm strain to long sessions.
Pistol Whip is available from the Oculus Quest Store for $ 24.99.
Oculus Move is not a VR training app, but a feature that allows you to track your progress, training and calories burned in VR. It was announced on Facebook Connect in September and should work for all of your apps Quest-wide.
The feature was launched as part of the latest v23 update. However, Facebook noted that Oculus Move would specifically be part of a “gradual rollout”. Not all users have access to it yet, but if you do, it will be the easiest way to natively track your fitness and workouts in VR on Quest.
Oculus Move can be activated in the Quest system settings.
What are your favorite Oculus Quest VR exercise apps that will keep you active in a training session? Let us know in the comments.
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