Augmented reality is one of the coolest technologies to enter the mainstream over the past decade as it mixes the real and virtual worlds together. Games like Pokémon Go have shown just how cool of an experience AR can provide and it has some great fitness uses even though it isn’t a fitness goldmine like virtual reality at the moment. The best AR fitness apps will provide a great reason to go outside and explore the world while enhancing the experience along the way.
Augmented reality has become more prevalent since Apple and Google released their ARKits allowing our mobile devices to add to the reality we see around us through our phone screens. The advent of AR has made its way into the retail experience as well with Ikea allowing shoppers to see what a piece of furniture will look like inside their homes next to the recliner they are sitting in. After selecting the furniture in the app, the shopper uses the camera on their phone to depicts the piece in the room where they are standing. It’s a growing technology and market predictions expect 1 billion AR users worldwide by 2020 and one space you will see it is in your local gym.