Virtual Reality Headsets - worth the money? (1 Viewer)

Jon

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That CES is one cool show. I look forward to watching YouTube videos on it each January. Gives a peek into the future.
 

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Great potential applications for med students who can explode the body to see all working parts, then explode out each organ and view in 3D. I am sure that greatly enhances memory and understanding compared to a dull black and white textbook.
 

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Just a quick update. Currently aiming for an 800+ calorie burn per day, which equates to about 1.5 hours of cardio. Met this target for the last 3 days in a row.
 

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Here's an article on VR fitness that might be of interest...

 

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I was playing Beat Saber just a few minutes ago to complete my 800 calories for the day. I've heard Pistol Whip is supposed to be good exercise, but a) I think there is motion in it so am concerned about motion sickness, and b) Not sure if you have to move around and my exercise space is tiny.
 

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Just did my first week where everyday I did over 800 calories burnt in VR. That is one milestone for me. Another is I did my first 1,000+ calorie burn yesterday, hitting 1,035 calories.. I'm sure I'm going to shift the excess weight at this rate!
 

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I've been playing a lot of Synth Riders lately, having bought it late last week. I'm finding it more fun than Beat Saber, but that could be because it is new to me. It is thrown into the mix of all the different cardio stuff I am doing. I plan on getting Audio Trip too, and Pistol Whip which is supposed to give the legs a good workout.


By the way, that's not me wearing a dress.
 

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I've managed to lose 7.5lbs in January, thanks to all the VR cardio and a bit of diet management. The 800 calories per day 7 days per week target is still being hit. Haven't missed a day for about 3 weeks now. Hopefully by May I will be skinny as a rake!
 

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@pbaldy Ever get your golf club attachment?
Last week I finally set mine up. They finally have a preset for the Yezro attachment. When I first got it you were on your own and it was almost impossible to set up. With the preset it was one click and done.

It is a game changer. I've played over 20 rounds of 18 so far and love it. Really helps with the immersion. Used a lot of muscles I hadn't used in a while.

Had fun watching the genesis open last weekend on TV. I knew every sand trap and tree on the real course.
 

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I did get it and set it up. It was very frustrating; in real life I normally hit a draw, in the game I kept hitting big monstrous slices. One of the holes that comes with the game had water down the right side, and I struggled to keep it out of the water. I felt like Costner in Tin Cup; hit in the water, drop a ball, hit in the water, rinse and repeat. :p

I'm sure there are settings I could have tweaked but I found that I wasn't chomping at the bit to pop on the headset and play golf/ping pong/whatever. Since I was within the return periods for everything (headset, golf attachment, games) I returned them all.

If you find yourself out west though, let's play! It warmed up enough last week for me to get in a round, and I may sneak out for 9 this afternoon. I can't get us on Riviera though. ;)
 

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I spent 1/2 hour in the swing analyzer and got rid of the slice. Yes there are settings to tweak the club face and such. Hitting them pretty straight, just need to work on distances.

I haven't played real golf in a number of years since a shoulder injury. Just didn't have the range of motion to swing very well. Since using the attachment I can't believe the improvement in ROM and pretty much have my old swing back. Gonna dust off the clubs for this summer.
 
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