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Virtual Runner

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 racecourses 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:

Scenic Destinations:
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

Road Races:

TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10k
Falmouth Road Race 10k
Hopkinton to Boston, MA - 26.2 miles

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:

Attach the ANT+ footpod 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 footpod 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) cadance 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 3.3

-Added support for Bluetooth Smart devices.

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Customer Reviews

Very Cool!

This product keeps getting better with each release. More videos and races keep showing up too. Its cutting edge evolving technology that keeps improving and its gotten very easy to use. I like the new prices too! Before i found this product i was not able to run more then 2 or 3 miles on a treadmill. Now i can run long tempo sessions, which is very helpful after getting clobbered with snow this year! I also use wearable tech. Makes the interaction very cool but manually adjusting speed works fine too. Good job and keep building this out. This is clearly the future and its fun to watch it develop. Love it!

Best of the lot.

I have tried several of the virtual trail apps and this one is the best. The trails are reasonably priced and excellent quality. It has a good speed control for walkers like me. I highly recommend it.

Virtual Runner
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  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.3
  • Size: 38.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Central Park 10k Run$3.99
  2. Evening Run Through the Endless Forest$4.99
  3. Washington Mall 4.3 Mile Run$2.99
  4. 10K Run Along the Potomac$2.99
  5. Niagara Falls 5K Run$3.99
  6. A Run Through the Hills and Fields of Bali$4.99
  7. Beach To Beacon 10K Run$4.99
  8. Shoreline 5K Puerto Rico$3.99
  9. A Run Along the Great Barrier Reef$4.99
  10. Hopkinton to Boston MA 26.2 Miles Mile 1-7$2.99