This platform can really make you feel the VR branding

What’s virtual reality without a little real-life sweat?

Kat VR brings a . from omnidirectional gaming treadmill for people who want to play virtual reality games and have their cardio for the day at the same time.

The upcoming KAT Walk C 2 treadmill looks a lot like the treadmill from the movie Ready Player One, which seems to have had a major influence. Like the movie version, the Walk C 2 has a harness that connects you to the treadmill, so you can run and turn without losing your balance.

The harness allows for a wide range of movements. You can crouch, lean forward, duck, shoot and even jump. It’s also quite fast and accurate with latency that Kat VR claims is less than 10ms and range accuracy of less than a millimeter.

If you ever get too lazy to run or the distance is too long, the Walk C 2 has a cruise control mode, which allows your in-game character to move in a straight line with little input. All you have to do is put your foot out in front of you and it activates.

There’s also the Walk C 2 Plus model that adds haptic feedback, where the foot pad simulates walking on a hard floor, and multiple vehicle modes to simulate the vibrations of a moving car. The Plus model adds a seat in case you get tired.

As for titles, the Walk C 2 supports all major VR headsets and 129 games on multiple platforms like Fallout 4 VR and Payday 2.

One size doesn’t fit all

However, there are some limitations. It seems you need special shoes. In all the promotional material, players run around on it. Fortunately, a pair of these shoes comes with the purchase.

The Walk C 2 is 62 inches long, weighs 125 pounds and has a circumference of 12.91 square feet. There are player size restrictions. Kat VR recommends players be between 63 inches and 77 inches tall and weigh no more than 286 pounds.

This interesting piece of gamer technology starts at $698 as part of an early bird special offer. A Kickstarter campaign will launch on May 14 for Walk C 2. Kat VR held one for the first Walk C, which had multiple payment tiers that added multiple treadmills and pairs of shoes.