Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Product Review

What do you get when you combine your cell phone with The following information, charts and graphs.

You may have seen the ads in Runners World or InsideTri for BimActive. The website is free, but you can also download a program onto certain phones that allows you to track your workout. It is supposed to be better than the GPS systems because it also uses cell towers to find your position.

After the workout is done the data is uploaded to the website so you can look at it and publish it to a blog, like this.

Personally I have seen two benefits of this program. Now that I am trail running I can get accurate distances of what I am running. My phone also beeps when I hit each mile, allowing me to mark my splits. this gives me average HR per mile.

The total mileage is good for tracking how many miles I have on my shoes. I usually don't care how far I run, but I like to know when I should be replacing my shoes using mileage instead of age.

I usually carry a phone with me when I cycle or run anyways so I might as well use it for something else.

If you are interested check with the website to see if your phone is supported. You can try it and delete the program if it's not for you.

Just another way to get your game on.

Route:--Elev. Avg:793 ft
Location:Peninsula, OHElev. Gain:-9 ft
Time:11:53 AMDifficulty:4.4 / 5.0
38F temp; 92% humidity
38F heat index; winds N 5

Distance:9.97 miles
Speed:6.63 mph
Pace:9' 03 /mi
Elevation (ft.)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 07+0' 046.6-0.1+111 ft
28' 58-0' 056.7+0.1+105 ft
39' 00-0' 036.7+0.0+3 ft
410' 21+1' 185.8-0.8-69 ft
59' 08+0' 056.6-0.1-112 ft
69' 12+0' 096.5-0.1+177 ft
78' 43-0' 206.9+0.3-42 ft
89' 35+0' 326.3-0.4-26 ft
98' 28-0' 357.1+0.5-151 ft
end8' 00-1' 037.5+0.9-7 ft
Versus average of 9' 03 min/mi

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qcmier said...

Sacre Merde!!! I'd be all over that, if only my accountant would let me ring up a few small extra charges on my phone bill.

Bolder said...

Mmmmmmmm, charts!

Lana said...

Awesome, I'll check that out!