By Outside Interactive
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** See Our Review in 2013 February Runners World Magazine
Virtual Runner is an exciting new approach to treadmill running. High Definition videos of popular courses speed up and slow down according to your pace, fully immersing you in the experience.
- Run your favorite routes during inclement weather or even while traveling
- Learn race courses and landmarks BEFORE you run them
Virtual Runner is designed to work WITH the existing treadmill and iPad. You simply install Virtual Runner on your iPad along with selected course videos.
A growing library of famous race courses, popular running routes and scenic destination runs are all shot in wide-screen from a runner’s perspective allowing you to see a course as if you were actually running it, at YOUR pace. Dolby Digital Sound also captured the natural sounds while the video was being filmed.
Courses are available for through inApp purchases:
Some of the courses available are:
A Run Along the Great Barrier Reef
Australian Outback Run
The Hills of Bali
Cadillac Mountain Run, Maine, USA
Central Park 10k Run, New York, USA
Charles River Run, Boston, MA, USA
Niagara Lake Run - 5k
Niagara Falls Run - 5k
Washington Mall Historic Run - 4.3 miles
TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10k
New Balance Falmouth Road Race 10k
Hopkinton to Boston, MA - 26.2 miles
Our quick start guide can be downloaded here:
You can control the speed of the video manually or for a more interactive experience, you can add an ANT+ connection. ANT+ is the wireless protocol found in most of today's most popular sports watches and accessories, many of which you may already own!
ANT+ devices may be found here: www.thisisant.com/directory
Attach the ANT+ foot pod to your shoelace and plug in the ANT+ connector to your iPad. (On screen heart rate monitor display is available as an optional feature as well with an ANT+ compliant heart rate strap) Next, you select which video or videos wish to view and start the program. After a brief countdown, your video begins to play on your iPad or HDTV connected (via AirPlay) As you run, the foot pod transmits your pace to the wireless receiver. This data is read by the Virtual Runner Software, which adjusts the speed of the video based on this data. If you run faster, the video will speed up. If you slow down, the video will slow down. See your overall time, average pace, distance covered (by mile or km) cadence and heart rate. Virtual Runner is sure to make time fly and improve your overall treadmill experience.
** ANT+ connector sold separately.
What's New in Version 3.7
-New feature for sharing the History list
-New feature for sharing the PR Record list
Awesome app and customer support
I just found this app and am really impressed with it. I have been using bit gym which is a paid subscription. Virtual runner has many different choices of well done videos available to purchase. The prices are very reasonable. Even the most expensive video is less than one month on my bitgym subscription.
Customer service is incredible! I was having trouble downloading my videos on one of my iPads and they emailed me back with a fix within an hour!
Downloads to a computer to load into iTunes is an incredibly slow process, for some reason, but downloading to my iPad is very quick. Could be a problem on my end. Overall, I'm very happy to have found this app and excited about adding new videos to my running library.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jul 15, 2016
- Version: 3.7
- Size: 50.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Outsideinteractive Visual Software Solutions LLC
- © Outside Interactive
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Top In-App Purchases
- Central Park 10k Run$4.99
- Washington Mall 4.3 Mile Run$4.99
- Evening Run Through the Endless Forest$4.99
- 10K Run Along the Potomac$4.99
- Niagara Falls 5K Run$4.99
- A Run Through the Hills and Fields of Bali$4.99
- The TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race$8.99
- Hopkinton To Boston Part 1: Start to Mile 7$4.99
- Telluride 5K$4.99
- A Run Along the Great Barrier Reef$4.99