Run Anywhere in the World

According to Natasha Wyatt from Google Earth and Maps Enterprise Team,  by using Google Maps with fitness products and the  iFit website consumers could have more fun on a treadmill.  For example, she says, “if you wanted to experience a run through San Francisco’s hilly terrain, you can go to the iFit website and draw a running route on Google Maps. When you get on one of our treadmills, such as the NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro, the treadmill pulls up Google Maps on the screen with the newly drawn running route. The treadmill mimics the incline of the real world route you are running, thanks to the elevation service of the Google Maps API. The runner experiences a real life running route by seeing the runner’s location move about Google Maps with Street View images flying by a she reaches new personal records.”

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Source: Lat Long Blog

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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