Virchybike LITE is a new smart indoor bike for family use, powered by the Virchybike mobile app. With virtual reality-based services, it provides realistic course riding, indoor cycling classes, personalized workout management, VR riding games, and more. Also, due to its simple design, people of various age groups can ride safely. Introducing the Virchybike LITE. The versatile indoor bike of your imagination.
Indoor cycling is one of the most popular cardio exercises, so there are a lot of indoor bikes in the market.
However, many are expensive and ineffective at motivating users to work out consistently. We believe that indoor bikes should promote fun and dynamic exercise.
That's why we made Virchybike.
Virchybike has four main features
1. Virchy Riding / 2. Virchy Studio / 3. VR Riding Game / 4. Fit for You
Virchybike and the accompanying mobile APP are designed to be connected with each other by Bluetooth 4.0.
For accurate workout management, contact any hart rate monitor by Bluetooth 4.0.
*For now, the app operates only on Android systems, but iOS also will be available in January 2018.
1) Virchy Riding
Virchy Riding is a riding mode on simulated courses around the world including the Alps, Tour de France, Grand Canyon and much more.
1. Hills are also simulated automatically, so resistance of the pedals changes itself depending on the course difficulty. Of course, you can shift gears to ride more comfortably.
2. During workout, our AI (Artificial Intelligence) trainers guides you 'real-time' to the proper riding based on your measured physical status and encourage you stay motivated.
3. With the Virchy Fan, you can feel wind blowing stronger as you speed up. This virtual wind system makes your riding more realistic and enjoyable.
2) Virchy Studio
Virchy Studio is not an ordinary cycling class.
We also apply auto-resistance control in Virchy Studio, meaning resistance changes according to the instructors' orders. All you have to do is follow instructions and break a sweat.
You can compare your performance with an instructor through the figures shown on the screen. With a Bluetooth heart rate monitor, you can seamlessly manage your heart rate as well.
3) VR Riding Game (rora)
RORA, as a 3D game supported by various indoor cycling hardware, provides a realistic VR riding experience using a head mounted display. We have formed a partnership with ANSWER Inc., the company that has developed RORA. With top-notch big data analysis techniques, you can enjoy your experience with VR riding games by using Virchybike and RORA.
4) Fit for You
Virchybike's vision is to provide PERSONALIZED WORKOUT MANAGEMENT. Basically, our services are designed for that. Virchybike not just recommend proper bike setting and position, but also personalized workout program and management.
4-1) Personalized Workout Management
Virchybike's personalized workout management provides workout mission, physical assessment, bike customization and more. For example, you can train indoors using professional physical tests like 'Wingate training', then get prescription and follow the recommended program to improve yourself.
4-2) Bike Fitting
Virchybike is adjustable horizontally and vertically to all body types and riding styles. Most indoor bikes only let you adjust height of a saddle. However, Virchybike can be adjusted horizontally and vertically on the handlebars and the saddle, so you can ride it in various forms comfortably.
Measure and input your inseam size, then the 'Fitting Guide' will recommend the proper setup for you in terms of the handle bars and the saddle settings based on your measurements and riding style.
5) Multi Riding & Social
Users can be motivate through the competition and record breaking. We provide the social platform, so break a sweat together.
For the latest TV show: Prosumer LAB 101 (Virchybike Pro)
We've studied what makes people can exercise regularly. Through studies, we concluded that the reasons they can continued to work out were because of 'ceaseless determination', 'challenging their limits', and 'accountability'. So we focused on those reasons and wanted to bring them to ordinary people.
With that, we strive to maximize the indoor cycling experience. Through challenging missions, games, and milestones, our users can feel accomplishment and have fun as they cooperate and compete with each other through providing networks.
We're sure that you'll be impressed by our innovative high-tech features that are synced between our application and our bike model.
“A lot of people fail to work out consistently because they become unmotivated especially when it comes to indoor exercise.” - Jaehyun Shin, the father of the Virchybike, who has a mission of making fitness accessible, fun, and dynamic.
As a sports lover, he wants to share his accomplishments with others. To deliver our mission to the masses, we decided to design an indoor bike because of its unique versatility and our goal is to make it safe and easy for anyone to use. To make an indoor bike more interesting and smart, we designed our first smart indoor bike called ‘RX Cycle’ in 2015 in under two years.
Through another two years of improving and upgrading, we finally successfully launched ‘Virchybike Pro’ in early 2017. However, due to its high price, we felt that many people couldn't afford it as easily as we would like. Therefore, to deliver our core values to the masses, we designed another model, ‘Virchybike LITE’. From kids to seniors, most of people can enjoy Virchybike LITE because of its reasonable price and safe design.
: A Concept Film for the Former Virchybike
Risks and challenges
Similar to other startups, we can face some unexpected obstacles. The biggest possible problems may be, as you know, the risk of completion or delivery problems. We’re working hard on successfully completing this amazing product, but still there are possibilities of encountering obstacles.
1. Execution Risk
We already finished making the Virchybike LITE, but we’re still on developing stage of the VR fan. We can technologically connect the fan with the bike, but we’re looking for partners for mass production. Because we have dependable partners being considered, we’re pretty sure we can provide you the VR fan in optimal condition when you receive the product. Additionally, we’re still developing the app for iOS and editing some course videos. The app is available under the Android operating system, so if you’re using the Android, you can check the current service now. However, for iOS users, please hold just a little longer!
2. Delivery Risk
As our product is not a tiny and cheap hardware product, there’s a possibility of tariff charges. Our assembly facility is located in China, so there’ll be no extra charging for Korea and the US. However, it may be charged to backers from other countries, so please be aware of that.
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