April 9, 2021, 11 a.m.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way we live across every aspect of our lives, from wearing masks in public, to working from home. But while some functions are easily adjusted to working from home, others jobs like fitness professionals have had to suffer from gyms shutting across the globe.
As a result, an alternative solution for gyms and personal coaches was to reach for technology; and since lockdown began over a year ago, social media platforms have experienced an explosion in workout videos, from online courses to livestream classes.
However, as anyone who has ever worked out in front of a smart phone can tell you, it can be complicated to keep such a small screen in view, or simply to accurately and safely imitate the body positioning of a coach who is all but three inches tall.
One avenue that shows immense potential for the fitness industry is Extended Reality (XR). While it is still considered by many to be niche or novelty tech reserved only for hard-core gamers, recent product improvements and lower cost models have made this Sci-Fi Tech more accessible than ever.
The multiplication of Augmented Reality (AR) filters on social apps (e.g. Snapchat and Instagram have served to make people far more comfortable with using such tech than ever before. As a result, both mobile-based and headset-based XR hold incredible potential for the fitness industry.
But what exactly are the advantages of AR for Fitness?
XR holds incredible potential to help fitness professionals and small businesses stay afloat when physical locations are shut down.
The tech is ready, the opportunities are there with players like PhotonLens designing AR glasses specifically for at-home fitness, so stay tuned for more exciting updates on new XR technology!
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