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Anyone tried Motion-Control games while wearing Wrist-Weights?

CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,756 Valuable Player
A question for the Vive-owners, or anyone who has managed to pick up a PSVR system or been lucky enough to get a Touch development unit yet.

My VirZoom's got me pretty covered when it comes to a lower-body workout and general cardio / calorie-burning, but obviously leaves me needing something else for the upper-body and arms.   My immediate thought is to strap on some 5-lb wrist-weights and play motion-control VR games;  I figure a good thirty minutes of that should make for quite a workout, since many people say those sorts of games get them sweating with just the controllers alone.

Plus it could be a fun way to artificially increase any game's difficulty.  I could see someone doing this just to show off, like "Watch me beat this level on the hardest difficulty WITH my wrists weighted!"

Anyone gotten an opportunity to try this for themselves, or interested in giving it a go once you get Touch?
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  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,988
    3Jane
    How Is that vir zoom with the cv1? What games do you use with it?
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  • JED44JED44 Posts: 448 Poster of the Week
    edited October 2016
    I have done it. though I have old as shit ones so they don't fit incredibly well. Its pretty challenging if you have a decent amount of weight. 

    I've played raw data and sword master VR with them on, and it worked a bit better for guns honestly. (mine were north of 5lbs and ended up being a bit too inhibitive for sword swinging) With Raw data and dual wielding pistols it worked great though. It felt more challenging. 

    I would not use it as a sole work out routine,as regular weights and reps would be much better, but if you want to put some more challenge into the games and work up a sweat they will definitely do so. 

    EDIT - I met one guy on Onward who was using a weighted vest too, which really fit into the game itself, plus with all the ducking, dodging, leaning, and cover taking i bet it did wonders. 
  • JED44JED44 Posts: 448 Poster of the Week
    edited October 2016
    Aside from the loose fit I had, they were a bit unwieldy for VR swordplay in general, considering you have 10-15 lbs concentrated on your wrist and you are trying to mimic swinging a sword, which are typically balanced so that the weight is distributed and using it doesn't feel like you are swinging an upside down hammer

    For the opposite reasons guns and shields work great.
  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,756 Valuable Player
    danknugz said:
    How Is that vir zoom with the cv1? What games do you use with it?
    VirZoom is great. I mostly just play their own internally-developed games, which are all short and arcadey (IE perfect for a workout.)  but I've been meaning to use the gamepad emulator feature more often, to use it with other games.  

     I'd really like to try using it with Eagle Flight,  Damaged Core, and Radial G..  Only problem with that is that right now most Oculus Home games won't work with the gamepad emulator feature at all, because Oculus Home doesn't like having multiple programs running at once, I guess.  I've been told Oculus is working on getting that fixed.   I should probably try it with some steam games and VorpX, in the mean-time.

    @JED44 -   Thanks for sharing your experiences and opinions on the matter!    Yeah, it's definitely hard to find a set of wrist-weights that are actually comfortable to wear.
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  • WarblokeWarbloke Posts: 931
    3Jane

    Wrist weights in VR ? - I can just imagine it now...
    CrashFu turns up with a forearm which could rival that of the hulk and we are all like....

    yep... he's discovered VR porn alright :/

    "You can't believe everything you read on the Internet " :- Abraham Lincoln 
  • GreymanGreyman Posts: 1,309
    Wintermute
    i would imagine that having weights on your wrists, whilst waving your arms around blindly will make it doubly important that you ensure good clearance from any objects, inanimate or otherwise.

    Be careful out there.  ;)
  • WarblokeWarbloke Posts: 931
    3Jane

    yeh, be careful.. we are not as young as we used to be... like maybe how we were in 2013 or something :/


    "You can't believe everything you read on the Internet " :- Abraham Lincoln 
  • GreymanGreyman Posts: 1,309
    Wintermute
    i will maybe live that one down one day.  maybe
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