A little different from my usual posts but thought there might be of general interest…
This is a 2 minute clip (apologies for the window reflection – it goes away) showing a session on an iFit equipped exercise bike. I’ve plotted one of my local rides on Google Maps, downloaded it to the bike. The session is then being logged over wifi to the iFit server which is feeding back a ‘live’ StreetView of the route back (again over wifi) on an Android device…
As you can see the pictures update every few seconds – not exactly a movie, but it does make for a surprisingly less boring ride. The bike adjusts resistance for the climbs/descents and the picture makes all the difference because it’s damn hard playing back a ride in your head based purely on the difficulty of the gradients!
There feels to be maybe a 5 second lag between resistance and video – eg. noticeable when cresting a climb and it gets easier before the pictures get there.
Anyway – posted here because I couldn’t find a recording when I was shopping…

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