New Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 App Has VR Video Viewer

Posted: Feb 16 2016, 8:33am CST | by , Updated: Feb 16 2016, 10:11pm CST, in News | Technology News


New Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 App has VR Video Viewer

The new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 App is here. We took it upon ourselves to test it.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Edition comes with a new iPhone app. The SI Swim 2016 app not only offers all photos from the 2016 Swimsuit Edition, but users can also go back in time and see the photos of previous editions. You can for instance see again Kate Upton's Swimsuit photos.

New this year are the virtual reality videos featuring select 2016 Swimsuit models including Nina Agdal and Hannah Davis. The new Sports Illustrated app has a virtual reality video viewer built-in. Fans can choose between smartphone mode and Google Cardboard viewing mode.

SI Swim 2016 App

In the smartphone mode you can view around the video by just moving the iPhone around. In the introduction video you get surrounded by not one but three Nina Agdals in a pool.

In the headset mode the viewer splits the video for spacial viewing in a smartphone VR headset. The app offers 5 free virtual reality videos. There are 6 more videos that can be unlocked for $1.99 or by purchasing the premium service for $4.99, which also unlocks additional 2016 Swimsuit content.

The new SI Swim 2016 app is available for free in the iTunes App Store. See also the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Edition Highlights.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2016 is released online and in Newsstands on Monday Feb. 15. For the first time in the 52 year long history of the swimsuit issue there are three individual covers. Ashley Graham, Hailey Clauson and Ronda Rousey are on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2016.

The 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models include besides the cover models Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey, Nina Agdal, Chanel Iman, Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Ferguson, Lily Aldridge, Erin Heatherton, Hannah Davis, Irina Shayk, Bo Krsmanovic, Barbara Palvin, Kelly Rohrbach, Samantha Hoopes, Tanya Mityushina, Rose Bertram, Emily Didonato, Robyn Lawley, Sofia Resing, Kate Bock, Caroline Wozniacki and Lindsay Vonn.

The 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookies are Ashley Graham, Bo Krsmanovic, Barbara Palvin, Tanya Mityushina and Sofia Resing.

This year's athletes are featured only wearing body paint. Besides Ronda Rousey, the 2016 Swimsuit edition also stars Lindsay Vonn and Caroline Wozniacki only wearing body paint.

We have picked our top 10 photos of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

There is also a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 app to enjoy the content on the iPhone or Android smartphones. New this year is a Virtual Reality video featuring three of the Swimsuit models.

Since debuting in 1964 Swimsuit has become a pop-culture phenomenon and an established launching pad for successful careers in TV, fashion, business and film including those of Kathy Ireland, Cheryl Tiegs, Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum.  

The 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is 52nd. The 53rd Swimsuit edition is already in the works. The first models for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2017 are getting picked.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit franchise reaches more than 70 million US adults annually and more men 18 to 34 than the Super Bowl. The fashion industry describes SI Swimsuit as the "Oscars of Swimwear," as an appearance in the issue is a crowning achievement for swimsuit and accessory manufacturers.

SI Swimsuit is part of Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Other Time Inc. brands include People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, and Southern Living, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom.

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