Head, Set and Go: virtual reality apps are your ticket to the holiday season – the New Indian Express
No vaccination passport yet and it has been a year of zero travel for Indians. Worse yet, with the third wave looming, the rest of the year is similar. But where there’s a bill in your wallet, there’s a way. Cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) applications have come to the rescue in wheelchair travel.
Get yourself a 4.1 smartphone – check the settings to determine the version – and strap on a compatible headset and you’re good to go. VR headsets range from Rs 299 (Reliance Digital SHINECON VR Play G-04 3D virtual reality headset) to Rs 39,000 (Oculus Quest 2 advanced all-in-one virtual reality headset, 64GB).
Google Earth virtual reality: This app promises to help us fly over the top of the Eiffel Tower or enter Disney World by simply pressing and sliding the joystick. He even promises to take you to see a certain place in Alberta, Canada where a natural formation of the earth resembles a person’s face. Google Earth promises a walk past the Hoover Dam in Arizona and Florence Cathedral in Florence, Italy.
In fact, you can even zoom in on the backyard of your most hated cousin’s ranch in Chicago that he brags about. These apps use aerial photography, satellite imagery, 3D topography, geographic data and street view to give us an immersive experience. Unsurprisingly, the tech world thinks virtual reality is the future.
Transfer VR: It contains interesting 360 degree photos and videos related to travel. Tech enthusiasts are thrilled that this app not only offers views of popular destinations like helicopter tours over New York City, it also lets you explore different parts of the cruise ship. Like a social media app, creators in over 160 countries also give you more choices and the ability to experience lesser-known places.
Within virtual reality: This app, also a portal, allows you to check destinations even without a VR set. However, you need a WebVR platform to take advantage of it. The video titled “Restless in Hong Kong” is considered one of the best VR travel videos of this season.
You can choose to view real-time or recorded videos.
Expedia virtual tours
The platform has curated a list of experiences for travelers in categories like food, art, museums, culture, and more. It’s best to watch it on your big smart TV screen. Some experiences are paying. For example, it costs $ 180 for a one-hour live experience titled “Cooking Like a Roman Grandmother”. For this you need to keep the ingredients ready to join her in the kitchen.