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The Holobike Experience: Where Fitness Meets Innovation

Next-Gen Workout: Saga Holobike by LAYER Design

British design studio LAYER and its founder Benjamin Hubert, has successfully crafted the HoloBike for Saga. This innovative exercise bike aims to revolutionize the mundane nature of workouts by incorporating captivating holographic immersion. This groundbreaking bike takes us on breathtaking trail rides through lifelike 3D virtual scenes that can be seen without any special eyewear. The design of the HoloBike goes beyond a typical exercise bike, resembling a performance bike with its riding stance and visual expression. Excitingly, the HoloBike has been launched through a Kickstarter campaign on May 7, 2024.

Next-Gen Workout: Saga Holobike by LAYER Design

The Saga HoloBike boasts a remarkable stereoscopic light-field display that offers a 3D gateway to virtual scenes, delivering crystal-clear 4K resolution that surpasses anything seen in the fitness industry. This advanced immersive technology allows users to explore and navigate virtual environments without the need for VR headsets or specialized eyewear. The 27-inch “viewport” screen acts as a mesmerizing portal, bringing virtual scenes to life and making them appear as if they are popping out or fading into the distance. As riders pedal through these awe-inspiring scenes, which are created using neural networks and volumetric scans of real-life landscapes, leaves even seem to float off the screen towards the rider. To achieve this level of visual realism, the HoloBike incorporates the most powerful graphics processing ever seen in a consumer fitness device.

Next-Gen Workout: Saga Holobike by LAYER Design

In addition to providing a lifelike experience, the electromagnetic resistance control of the HoloBike dynamically adjusts to the virtual environment, effectively simulating realistic hill-climbs and gear shifting. This state-of-the-art technology not only enhances the home fitness experience but also addresses the issue of exercise bikes feeling stagnant by recreating the sensation of outdoor riding. Unlike traditional virtual reality headsets, the HoloBike utilizes holograms, eliminating the problem of nausea commonly associated with VR.

Next-Gen Workout: Saga Holobike by LAYER Design

The Saga HoloBike boasts a dynamic aesthetic, featuring a cantilevered form that encourages a racing stance. This perfect balance between performance and sophistication allows the product to seamlessly transition between home and performance environments. The bike’s sleek geometry and robust engineering, designed with smooth transitions in mind, appeal to a wide range of individuals, from cycling enthusiasts to those seeking home fitness solutions.

Next-Gen Workout: Saga Holobike by LAYER Design

Challenging the conventional norms of exercise bike design, the silhouette of the HoloBike incorporates elements of performance cycling language, making it a standout product in the market. Its most distinctive visual feature is the cantilevered format and rear flywheel, setting it apart from competitors that typically have a front flywheel and grounded architecture. This unique positioning not only empowers users with a racing stance during workouts but also reduces the risk of sweat contamination in the moving parts, making the equipment easier to clean and maintain.

Next-Gen Workout: Saga Holobike by LAYER Design

The HoloBike is designed with hyper adjustability in mind, catering to a wide range of users and body types. The seat height can be adjusted from 485 to 880mm, the front “stack” height ranges from 615 to 815mm, and the vertical monitor arm allows for a 90-degree rotation. These ergonomic features ensure that users can find their optimal riding position, enhancing comfort and reducing the risk of strain or injury.

Get ready to embark on an extraordinary fitness journey with the Saga HoloBike, where your workouts will be transformed into immersive adventures. Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of this groundbreaking project by supporting its Kickstarter campaign.

Image courtesy of LAYER Design / Saga