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:
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
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: www.thisisant.com/directory
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 2.0
This release contained Improved User Experience, Better User Help, Better Visibility into Courses available for the user.
Run videos cost $$
I was initially looking forward to this but for $10 a video I will just take my butt outside and run.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jan 23, 2014
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 33.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Outsideinteractive Visual Software Solutions LLC
- © Outside Interactive
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Top In-App Purchases
- Evening Run Through the Endless Forest$9.99
- Niagara Falls 5K Run$7.99
- Central Park 10k Run$9.99
- Washington Mall 4.3 Mile Run$7.99
- Beach To Beacon 10K Run$19.99
- Provincetown 10k Fisherman’s Wharf to Race Point$9.99
- A Run Through the Hills and Fields of Bali $9.99
- A Run Along the Great Barrier Reef$9.99
- Hopkinton to Boston - Miles 8-14$7.99
- Hopkinton to Boston MA 26.2 Miles Mile 1-7$7.99