Tacx Virtual Reality Trainer


i-magic.jpgSpring, summer, and autumn are great times to to exercise, and there’s nothing quite like the feeling of having the cool wind blow through your face as you tackle a downhill slope on your mountain bike. Have you ever wondered how will you keep to your fitness regime when winter falls? It would be just too chilly to bring the bike out for a spin, and not to mention the fact that is just too much snow on the ground to cycle on. Enter the i-Magic Virtual Reality Trainer from Tacx. This unique exercise machine comes with virtual reality programs that enable you to cycle virtually anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home.

The system enables you to set various configurations such as the wind force and even the wind direction. Should you be up for some competitive cycling, you can even enter the slipstream of your opponent and take advantage of it on real cycle tracks – all this in a virtual setting, of course. The i-Magic is equipped with a Catalyst Training Software that features goal-oriented training that helps maintain and even surpass your current fitness level according to your desire. Choose from three terrains (a couple of roads and one track) to enjoy from your living room.

If you think you’re good enough, you can even use the Bikenet software to cycle against other riders’ times and courses from all over the world via the Internet. This high-tech indoor exercise machine is not cheap though, as it costs £365 upwards. You’ve got to have the discipline to keep to your fitness regime or the i-Magic will end up as yet another dust collector in your house.

Source: Crowded Brain

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