You can drop $8,000 to plank in VR
There has been no shortage of gaming products designed to get gamers off the couch and into an exercise routine. Things like Wii Fit, Dance Dance Revolution pads, and more have all pushed this envelope. Icaros aims to fit in that space, but you probably won’t find the abandoned remains in your local Goodwill.
Icaros is a piece of exercise equipment that lifts the player up, allowing them to put on a VR headset and take the immersion to a new level. Basically, you’re planking on this thing and, according to Icaros, burning up to 30% more calories than just doing it the old fashioned way.
Problem is, it costs $8,000. No, you don’t need to refresh your page, you read that correctly.
Yes, it’s silly. But, if you’re the kind of person who is willing to drop $8,000 for a VR experience, you probably aren’t too concerned with that.