The fitness industry, a $94B industry, has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Gyms have closed in most states and workouts are now in the hands of fitness fanatics. The solution? Fitness tracking platform YUR has some ideas.
How do we shift gym and outdoor workouts to home-based, indoor fitness workouts?
Fitness tracking platform YUR has a solution: a virtual smartwatch that makes it easier to integrate virtual reality into fitness routines. The device is compatible with an extensive selection of existing PC VR titles, as well as several Oculus Quest releases. The VR extension sits conveniently on your virtual wrist, offering pain-free access to your workout progress.
“The YUR.watch is similar to a real-world watch in that it has a band, tells the time, runs applications that track your fitness, and has a watch face,” says YUR Co-Founder and CPO Dilan Shah in an interview. “It differs in that it is obviously not physical and can support many different configurations and skins.”
The key features of the virtual device are:
- Heart Rate Estimate
- Local Time
- Squat Counter
- Daily Calorie Goal
- YUR Leveling (1-60) Unlock Watches
- PIN Login
- Mobile Apps (iOS, Android)
- FlagShip Games: Sairento, RacketNX, OhShape, Synth Riders (Quest)
- Integration for any Unity game
Founder Dilan Shah quickly noticed that the shift in the world due to COVID-19 has many people are looking for new avenues to stay active. According to his shared statistics, over $5.1+ million workouts have been logged by over 60,000 users, and with so much time spent at home now is the time to join them.
“In light of COVID-19, we are hoping that those who previously didn’t see VR as an option for them are able to see the technology in a new light,” Shah said.
With the release of the application in early access, YUR is now available to all PC VR headsets as well as Oculus Quest.
The COVID-19 isolation has nothing on YUR, that’s taking at-home workouts to the next level.
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