VR Health Insider VR Health Awards 2018
2018 may be drawing to a close, but VR Fitness Insider readers know that the best fitness games, accessories, and headsets in the industry keep the fitness community growing and fueling every day.
Before we toast to a new year, VR Fitness Insider awards studios and companies that have made an important contribution to fitness, health and well-being.
Here are the VR Fitness Insider award winners and finalists for 2018!
Photo credit: Beat Saber
With a PC version in May and a PSVR version in November Hit saber helped our community get fitter with EDM and popular music. Beat Saber slayed the VR and fitness game and helped keep players fit Bill Lindsay loses 90 pounds and Robert Long lost a whopping 138 pounds! Beat Games Rhythm VR masterpiece is a mixture of dance, coordination and arm movements that turn neon red and blue cubes into digital dust. With 50,000 copies sold in the first week and growing daily, Beat Saber is in the well-deserved spot of Best VR fitness game of the year.
BOXVR, Creed: Rise to Fame, The thrill of the fight Virtual combat championship, Holopoint, Sparc, Sprint Vector, Echo VR, racket NX
Image credit: Ready at dawn
Formerly known as Echo Arena, Echo VR is a VR esports game from Ready At Dawn that requires a lot of goal and strategic teamwork. Players compete in 3-on-3 teams in an arena and throw a disc to get a shot at the opposing goal. Players like Sonya Haskins lost 45 pounds Play it with friends online and in competition. Echo VR has gained notoriety among VR viewers hosted by VR League and VR Challenger League with VR viewers. Echo VR wins the top VR esport title Best VR Competitive Fitness Game of the Year.
Sprint Vector, Continue, The unspoken Hit saber
Image Credit: A Hamsa
Digital racquetball with Racket NX by One Hamsa turns the sport into a classic arcade game in VR. With the controller as a racket and the digital balls as a racquetball, Racket NX is a great solo game or game in which you can also do a buddy training. Hitting the polygonal panels and collecting points for multiples can keep the competition busy on top. Players spin 360 degrees and bounce the ball like a pinball machine to move the lower body. That’s why Racket NX wins Best VR Sports SIM Fitness Game of the Year.
MLB Homerun Derby, Goal Keep VR, 2MD VR football, Eleven, Thug rage, First person tennis VR
Image credit: Survios
Creed: Rise to Fame
PSVR and PC-VR players stepped into the boxing ring Creed: Rise to Fame this year and hit her way to fitness. Whether players were training with “The Pride of Philly” Rocky Balboa in the gym, playing against the movie’s top competitors, or playing Beast mode in PvP against real online players, Creed: Rise to Glory is a hell of a boxing and fitness game. Survios created this game with realistic boxing moves, AI interaction, and arm pumping locomotion that earned Creed: Rise to Glory the Best VR Boxing Fitness Game of the Year.
Virtual combat championship, The thrill of the fight Knockout League, The fastest fist Drunken Bar Fight, Virtual boxing league, boxing apocalypse, mech league boxing
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As an archery game, the Sólfar Studios In deathis an important training for the upper body. Pickoff armored knights, ghouls, baby cherubs and more from a distance or up close. This VR fighting game lets players peer around corners of procedurally generated castles and is fun for hours. To keep the fight fresh, the game features a performance progress tree where virtual archers compete for the coveted top spot. The penetrating design and the arm-heavy game mechanics make In Death the Best VR Fighting Fitness Game of the Year.
QuiVR, HoloPoint, Sword master, GORN, Super hot Sairento VR, Elven Assassin, Battle for the Red Cliffs, The Wizards, Skyrim VR
Image Credit: Mixed Realms
Players had a lot of fun playing a time-slowing ninja this year Sairento VR by Mixed Realms. Dodging bullets and using a katana, shuriken, kusuragami, and using pistols and rifles to attack enemies made for realistic cyber ninja training. Virtual ninjas upgraded their weapons with relics, killing sumo, ninjas, guards, and more in rapid bursts of activity. Shooting and sword fighting are physically intense in combat situations and the strategic slowing down of the bullet time makes Sairento VR Best VR Action Fitness Game of the Year.
Space pirate trainer, Raw data, Serious Sam 3, Super hot Continue, Robo recall
Photo credit: ZCat Systems
Satori Sounds VR
With uplifting hormones flooding your brain with meditation and exercise, it’s easier to keep our minds resilient and have a positive outlook on life. Satori Sounds VR by ZCat Systems and Brainwave Dynamics is a great VR meditation app for big headsets, and it gets rid of the mental cobwebs you have. View relaxing environments in 360 and customize binaural beats, solfeggio frequencies and isochronous tones for restful relaxation. By promoting a clearer and more present mindset with sound waves, Satori Sounds VR gets the Best VR meditation app of the year.
Guided Meditation VR, House of meditation, WiseMind, Mind Labyrinth VR Dreams, Flow VR, Memory VR, KameaVR
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Getting your heart rate up and achieving fitness goals beyond your comfort zone requires a powerhouse game like FitXR’s BOXVR. It has great music and space for a custom playlist that will keep your body and motivation going. BOXVR fighters jump into this platform VR game and increase their stamina but also reduce excess weight. Juan Espinosa crushed 15 pounds while Tyler lost an amazing 65 pounds! JX, Uppercutting, Double Punching and Side Lunges and Deep Squats are the reason why BOXVR has achieved the double title of Best VR Cardio Fitness Game of the Year.
Beat Saber, Bitslap, Creed: Rise to Fame, The thrill of the fight Sound boxing, Sprint Vector, Virtual Combat Championship, Virtual boxing league
Photo credit: Beat Saber – VR Fitness Insider
Equipped with a neon-red purple and an ice-blue saber, the players cut matching dice to the beat of electronica. Beat Games has developed a monster arm workout that aims for accuracy and consistency, learns patterns and follows the beat of the music. Hardcore Hit saber Players turned their arm training up a notch by modifying the controllers so that they became a double-sided saber. PC gamers created modified beat maps to their favorite music that set their arms on fire. Beat Sabers sustained upper body movement for PC and console VR makes it the Best VR Arm Workout Fitness Game of the Year.
Sprint Vector, Creed: Rise to Fame, Bitslap, The fastest fist Sparc, BOXVR, Sound boxing, The thrill of the fight Virtual boxing league, virtual fighting championship
Image credit: HTC Vive
HTC Vive Pro
For the second time in a row, HTC and Valve have established themselves as leading manufacturers of VR headsets for fitness. Released in January this year, the Vive Pro The result was the dark blue headset, with which many designers and developers developed fitness games and experiences that shake our world and our bodies. With a resolution of 1440 × 1600 per eye, outward camera tracking, SteamVR 2.0 tracking and a playing area of 10 square meters, the Vive Pro is the right one Best VR headset for fitness.
HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Microsoft Mixed Reality (Samsung), Sony PlayStation VR
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Vive wireless adapter
Vive and Vive Pro headsets were lightweight this year without cables Vive wireless adapter. By adding this wireless adapter, the PC cable is cut and suitable players are set free and on a new trajectory within the VR. The freedom to move around on a play area of up to 20 square meters opened up new fitness and exercise options for multiplayer games. This helped VR-centric businesses, arcades, and multi-headset gamers really show what VR can really do. Wireless is the way to go, and that’s why Vive Wireless Adapter won Best VR accessories of the year.
VR coverage, VIVENCHILL, Vive Tracking Pucks, Mamut Touch handles
2018 was an amazing year for VR. There are so many great games now that are fun but can also get your body moving. VR Fitness Insider would like to thank ALL VR game and accessory developers who are pushing the boundaries of this new technology. Virtual Reality is the perfect platform to get your body moving The best fitness tool you can buy.
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