Fitness. Nuff said.

You see most asian parents, they get mad if you play games. But if we market Omni as a "fitness device", it would somewhat work better? Just sayin o/

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  • There are definitely health benefits from actively playing games. However, we haven't gone to the level of running all the various tests in order to support such a claim. Hopefully in the near future we can have a 3rd party validate this claim.
  • sutekiBsutekiB Posts: 1,009
    I definitely lost a few pounds at CES. I spent the next few days trying to get back to my normal weight by consuming lots of hot-dogs, cheeseburgers and Twinkies :)
    Community Manager at Virtuix
  • Good point Rob.

  • What is the max speed on could effectively run on the Omni? The support ring is designed to prevent falling and injury, but depending on height, can it also displace some weight when running to reduce impact? It seems like it would have efficacy as a stand alone fitness platform, sans any game. I'm considering purchasing it for this purpose alone, but I'd like some more information with regards to what strain it can handle with athletic exertion. Thank you in advance for any stats!
  • sutekiBsutekiB Posts: 1,009
    Hey @AtlasShrugs, welcome to the forum. The Omni is the only VR treadmill that allows you to run at your max speed. There are no moving parts to the base, no motors to break down. The shoes are low friction so running faster does not push you noticeably harder against the support ring. I was using it for hours each day at CES so had to resist pushing myself to the limit. Still, you can see how effective it is as a fitness platform - I had to call out for refreshments about two minutes into this video.



    Fitness. 'Nuff said!
    Community Manager at Virtuix
  • So lemme get this straight. The Omni is basically a low friction slope.

    We're basically running on slippery ground.

    I'm still impressed.

  • JorgenJorgen Posts: 108
    Let's say a very well designed slope.
    And a bit more subtelty with the shoe's soles, with the high friction tip and all.
  • so the tip of the shoe has a brake pad, much like an ice skating shoe?

    would be interesting if i can play Dynasty Warriors with an omni. You really need to run a lot =D
    not sure if it's VR-supported yet tho

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