Running on a treadmill can sometimes be a little monotonous and boring even on the most entertaining settings, however Nautilus is hoping to rectify this by launching a new treadmill this week that allows you to virtually race against other users.
The Nautilus’ T618 Treadmill will soon be launching priced at $1,300 and allows you to race against friends or strangers thanks to a new technology and social application called RunSocial.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Nautilus treadmill and its features as well as the RunSocial smartphone and tablet application that is already available.
Through Bluetooth connectivity, the Nautilus T618 Treadmill comes integrated with RunSocial, a virtual reality technology that allows users to run through scenic locations across the globe alone or with other runners, while tracking pace and distance. Users can run at their own pace and see it reflected in the app. For example, the faster a user runs, the quicker their avatar will move. RunSocial users can select from a wide variety of courses and schedule runs with other friends and fellow competitors in the 3D virtual world.
Bill McMahon from Nautilus explains more :
From the beginning, our focus has been to offer customers ways to enhance their overall workout experience by incorporating the most innovative technology possible. By partnering with RunSocial, users can be transported to another part of the world, offering outside motivation to power through their workout. We know that we are one piece of our customers’ overall workout regime, which is why we strive to seamlessly integrate with popular fitness apps to give them the best experience possible with the tools they’re already using.
For more information on the new Nautilus’ T618 Treadmill jump over to the official press release for details by following the link below.
Source: Business Wire