Last week there was a great story on NPR about apps and devices to help joggers. Tamara Keith took to the streets to explore using different applications to help track her success.
I recommend you listen to the story.
With miCoach, you set up a training plan online, and then the app guides you through your runs with voice cues. I take it out for a run around the National Mall and as I go, the app’s friendly female voice tells me I need to speed up.
“Speed up to yellow zone. Five minutes,” the voice says.
I’m breathing heavy, and running fast — or at least, I think I am — when the app says again, “Speed up to yellow zone.”
And so I do speed up. When the run is complete, the app offers a little encouragement.
“Great job,” the voice says mechanically. “Time: 35 minutes. Calories: 365.”
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