While The matrix became one of the most definitive films of our time exploring virtual realities, the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment has only expanded since the groundbreaking 1999 offering. Immersive reality is has since become a force far beyond the movies for the benefit of education, science, health and wellness – the latter becoming a useful tool for so many, especially in the midst of the pandemic.
But just as exercise comes naturally to some, it’s a different story to others. Sure, we all crave the endorphins Elle Woods talks about in glowing terms that make you happy, but that can be tedious with the way the world is today. To help ease the pressures of time and work, VR fitness has emerged, with Liteboxer leads the way for a truly engaging and beneficial immersive experience.
With the demands of the world and many still playing it safe, consumers can now sweat – and we mean, REAL – in the virtual boxing ring as a home fitness company, Liteboxer launches its Liteboxer VR for Meta Quest after its high-profile debut at CES last winter. Combining patented hardware with game dynamics, a catalog of hit music, and expert training with the world’s most immersive workouts, Liteboxer VR for the Meta Quest The platform is non-stop fun and PopCulture.com had a chance to review the product for 30 days.
With its mission to provide users with the most engaging home experience ever, Liteboxer’s foray into virtual reality takes fitness to another level. Based on its real-world counterpart – a $1,695 system that includes a six-zone punching wall with floor support — Liteboxer VR encourages users to dance on their own with customizable workouts featuring a plethora of classes of different durations, styles and levels. The best thing about the Liteboxer VR experience is how it provides a more affordable and portable experience for those with smaller spaces, not to mention the ease of setup. If you already have a Liteboxer subscription, which is $29 per month, you can access VR workouts for free. However, if you only use virtual reality, it will cost $18.99 per month.
Suppose you also want a more personal experience filled with consistency. In this case, Liteboxer VR also offers a list of expert trainersthat help create life-changing habits for form and consistency, and target essential needs for your boxing experience with bodybuilding classes. This part was enjoyable because there are many different classes and options in the app with two different types of training you can choose from: Training Classes and Quick Play. Workout classes include boxing, sparring, and sessions focused on building and restoring. Fast play, which I often indulge in due to time, is punch runs and freestyle.
Like Liteboxer’s hardware system, the VR app lets you hit six circular targets to the beat of a song – also known as “punch tracks“, and these are incredibly fun. Hands down my favorite! Not generic tunes or EDM-type stock music, these are legit songs you’ll find from artists like Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and many more.There are 100 rotating punch tracks to choose from each month and Liteboxer gives you the ability to create and customize your own workout playlists. Taking inspiration from our favorite 90s games like Dance Dance Revolution, it’s a bit like that but with your fists instead of your feet. Plus, these rhythm-based workouts are immersive throughout the VR experience with real-time results, LED track lights, and a growing library.
To make it even more competitive, you receive scores based on the accuracy of your shots and are part of a leaderboard. Like Peloton, Liteboxer lets you engage through a more social aspect, letting you compete against others who can score points and even set up challenges with other users. If you also want, you can get one-on-one with other Liteboxer VR users for virtual training sessions.
By Liteboxer, users can also drop their touch controllers as the app fully supports Meta Quest. hand tracking technology for a purer ghost boxing experience. The hit track workouts may be a personal favorite as they are suitable for keeping things on your pace between four levels and are a great way to get lost in the music when you need it most.
One of the best parts of it all, which is personally welcomed, is how simple it all is. There are no distracting visuals or out-of-the-ordinary chart types. It’s all very centered and set in its world that focuses on you and your pacing, which makes it very simplistic. The gameplay, which is also hypnotic at times as it strengthens your hand/eye coordination, is fun and keeps you highly motivated.
Besides, Liteboxer VR is a complete cardio and strength exercise that targets all major muscle groups with jabs, crosses, and left and right uppercuts to build upper body strength through a highly entertaining physique. If you’re also getting the stance right, you’ll also build muscle for glute, core, and leg strength as you move and weave for sharper form and technique. Boxing for a month also reduced stress levels, encouraged better sleep, and sharpened mental functioning. It’s incredibly challenging and exciting.
Liteboxer VR offers an addictive full-body workout that anyone can enjoy, regardless of age or fitness level, and with 600+ workouts with difficulty options for everyone from beginners to experienced boxers , it is a great gift for you and your friends. spring!
Free to download, Liteboxer offers a demo where users can test the app with four-hit tracks and three training classes. Although the demo is available five times, the features will no longer be available once the limit is reached. For those looking to get the most out of their Liteboxer sessions, sign up for a monthly subscription that gets you access to the app’s 400 courses and punch tracks with new content added daily. The subscription comes with a seven-day free trial. After that it costs $18.99 per month.