Samsung Shows Off VR, Wearable Solutions at MWC Americas

Samsung is aiming to raise some eyebrows at the inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas event with a new VR exercise system and three new wearable solutions for the enterprise.

Samsung Shows Off VR, Wearable Solutions at MWC AmericasCalled VirZOOM, the VR system leverages a Samsung Gear VR headset and a Life Fitness exercise bike to deliver digital experiences to stationary cyclists, allowing them to move through a virtual world while the exercise. The aim is to help fitness centers attract more clients with virtual games, and the system even uses a washable headset cover to let administrators sanitize it between users.

Samsung’s wearable solutions operate via Samsung’s Gear S3 smartwatch. SoloProtect is essentially an emergency alarm service for workers who spend a lot of time visiting strangers in their homes, such as home care workers and real estate agents, monitoring their location with GPS and enabling instant communication with an emergency dispatch center. Ability Wearables’ solution, meanwhile, uses the biometric capabilities of the Gear S3 or the Gear Fit2 to assess the alertness of workers on long shifts, such as long haul truck drivers. And Reemo’s solution, also available for the Gear S2, is designed to monitor seniors’ biometrics including heart rate and activity level, collecting the information for caregiver use.

MWC Americas runs from September 12th to 14th in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, with Samsung showcasing its new offerings at West Hall #402 and North Hall #N642.