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The ultimate VR workout combines Vive with a rowing machine

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Charlie Warren
Jun 01, 2016 16:47
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With all the moving and arm flailing, it's common for users to find themselves building up a sweat.

That's exactly what one startup has done, pairing a HTC Vive with a rowing machine.

On display at Computex 2016 in Taiwan, the setup, designed by Holodia, has users sitting on a standard exercise machine, with the cables pairing the Vive to the computer kept out of the way with an overhead hook.

Users can choose from several environments to row in, including tropical beaches and rivers, or even outer space, complete with asteroid fields.

Once rowers are on their way, a display within the "game" will show how fast they're going as well as the total distance traveled.

Sure, workout machines at gyms often have TV screens connected to them, but this looks like a much more enjoyable way to get immersed in an exercise activity.

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