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TAIPEI, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The coronavirus pandemic has had a large impact on a many parts in the world, but it has also accelerated the growth of many industries.

Home gym equipment firms have increased their sales 170% and bicycle sales have increased 600%.

According to the cycling reports, there are also 650 thousand people who have watched online cycling events during the pandemic.

Industry reports stated that the indoor cycling market currently has a $577 million turnover, with the estimated revenue to grow to $752 million in 2024.

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However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are looking for work out alternatives.

This is where Taiwan’s Uniwill comes in having launched the WhiizU, a virtual workout solution to fulfill life in the “new normal”.

Without time or location constraints, users are able to train and engage with users around the world to race on 3D cycling routes.

Cycling in a virtual world.

By utilizing unique technology, the cycling routes in the WhiizU: World reflect geographic features, providing exact elevations, slopes, and distances based on a reliable real world database.

The feature creates possibilities through its gamification design, adds up elements for to increase the consumer-product attachment, allowing users to compare cycling performances from indoor training with outdoor biking.

Moreover, WhiizU is the only cycling software at present that can support a mega 3D cycling map.

This could, in time, develop any cycling route worldwide, which could attract business collaboration and open any specific route to actual cycling events.

Another feature is focusing on the increasing demand for indoor workouts.

It has a built-in ERG training structured workout, with the ability to customize workout schedules, provide data analysis and workout reports.

Training with the smart trainer, cyclists can designate a particular power output via the workout plan to improve their maximum power.

Furthermore, the tests on FTP (functional threshold power), which allow the users to examine the ability in cycling performance mean cyclists can compare their performance by evaluating improvement in their FTP.

Cycling data tracked during the workout in power, cadence, and speed categories also allows data analysis to provide a detailed report of each workout.

Additional sensing devices could also be added for a more complete health report.

Workouts with gaming UX

The gamification design of the function allows users to decide their virtual character through customized outfits, exclusive rewards from cycling events, and luxury virtual equipment.

Importantly, cyclists can start their virtual cycling career to compete in the WhiizU: World alongside all global cyclists chasing an exclusive badge and achievement.

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WhiizU are bringing people around the world together through online cycling events.

In-app cycling scenarios allows cyclists to compete with each other in the game.

They also host online indoor cycling events based on popular cycling routes.

The first QCL indoor cycling event was joined by 52 cyclists, forming eight teams to compete for the championship.

In the competition, there were three types of cycling route: climb, spring, and mixed.

This on-site indoor cycling event was broadcast online via a famous Taiwanese cycling social media platform. It successfully attracted viewers to watch the race, and also created bonds in the virtual cycling world.

This fun and innovative indoor cycling training software has led to Uniwill being selected by the Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) as one of the 100 featured Taiwanese startups to showcase at CES 2021.

CES 2021 TTA-VR Pavilion: https://pse.is/3aztq6

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