** 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 Android Tablet. You simply install Virtual Runner on your Android Tablet 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
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! We also support Blue tooth light devices such as the Polar Stride Sensor. Note that only some tablets have built-in ANT+, and all devices have Blue tooth light.
ANT+ devices may be found here: www.thisisant.com/directory.
Attach the footpod to your shoelace. (On screen heart rate monitor display is available as an optional feature as well with an ANT+/blue tooth light 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 tablet. 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.