Apple have recently sort a patent which seeks to do what the new RunAnywhere app already does. In the race to get new apps into the market first, RunAnywhere comes in a winner.
Furthermore, the RunAnywhere app will work on any treadmill in your gym or at home and is also connected to RunKeeper, arguably the world’s most popular running app.
Whether you’re an elite athlete, a casual runner, or just enjoy walking to keep fit, a new Apple iPhone Application called RunAnywhere, can change the way you use a treadmill.
“Treadmills are by far the most popular piece of exercise equipment in the world, yet there’s been no effective way to train for events on a treadmill, or create your own real-world routes to practice on, until now” said Brett Galbraith, the inventor of RunAnywhere.
RunAnywhere allows you to do just that - run anywhere in the world, using a treadmill at home or in a gym. By using Google Maps, RunAnywhere plots your location, precise inclination settings and progress on routes all over the world—from Beijing to Boston, from San Francisco to Sydney. It’s a totally unique iPhone application.
In addition, all statistical data is sent to your RunKeeper account which means you can track all your outdoor and gym training using the one system.
“We have tried hard to make our application appeal to all sorts of treadmills users. For those who want to go for a casual walk we have a number of world famous beaches for them to walk along. We’ve also included some of the world’s most famous streets like Wall Street, Fleet Street, Paseo de la Reforma and the Champs-Elysees Avenue.”
“You can also choose from over 200 of the world’s most popular running events or from the top 10 Marathons around the world like the Boston, Paris and New York City.”
“Now you can email your friends to let them know that you have just finished the Honolulu Marathon and warmed down with a casual stroll along Venice Beach!”
RunAnywhere has limitless capacity as you can create your own routes for anywhere in the world then sync to your iPhone at the press of a button. And as you run you can watch where you would be on the route using the inbuilt Google Maps interface.
“The feedback so far has been amazing. People who never wanted to own a treadmill are now saying they want to buy one because now they can practice for events in other locations as if they were there. Someone has also told me that they will use the app to see if they can run across Australia in a year because the program can track their progress and store their position and statistics.”
And for those that like listening to music or audio books whilst exercising, RunAnywhere has full iPod integration. You can listen to music and be notified when there’s a change in inclination.
For a one off of cost below $2.00, RunAnywhere is set to be a must have companion for treadmill users from all walks of life.
RunAnywhere can be used on any treadmill and is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users on the Apple App Store or through iTunes.
• In 2009, 43,892,000 ran or jogged for fitness and 51,418,000 used a treadmill making treadmill use more popular than jogging or running.
• There are more people over the age of 35 (29.8 million) using a treadmill than under the age of 35 (20.3 million).
• 56% of all treadmill participants are female.
• Of the 50.1 million treadmill users, 29.8 million of them (58%) are considered ‘core’ participants, i.e. somebody using the treadmill 50 days or more a year.
• There are more Americans over the age of 55 using a treadmill (11.1 million) than those under the age of 25 using a treadmill (10.8 million).
• There are 18.5 million ‘frequent’
• The treadmill is the #1 fitness machine in terms of sales as wholesale sales of treadmills (for use at home, in clubs, and in schools and institutions)
• Nearly half (47%) of all treadmill users work out on a treadmill more often at home
Statistical Information thanks to The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) Media releases.
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