The Pace Keeper is a Virtual Treadmill app that uses vibration feedback to allow the jogger to keep pace just as he/she would on a treadmill in order to finish a run in a pre-determined time.
Just as the treadmill jogger gets immediate feedback when he falls behind in speed by noticing he is dropping back on the machine & gets an immediate cue to speed up... the Pace Keeper provides immediate feedback with subtle vibrates whenever you drop below your target speed alerting you to speed up in order to finish the jog in the pre-determined time.
This feedback type is used so that the jogger is not required to take out his phone, illuminate the LCD and attempt to view his speed in mid-run in sunlight glare, etc... The device can be held in your hand, worn on your arm, or placed in a pocket and the jogger will receive subtle vibrates whenever it is necessary to speed up.
Monitor speed, elapsed time, distance travelled, estimated finish time, calories burned and elevation from two side by side user configurable digital displays. In addition, a moving map display can be monitored as well as two side-by-side progress bars for a quick visual reference as to how you are doing against the desired pace. At a glance, it can be determined if you are falling behind the desired pace or ahead of it by comparing your progress bar to the target pace bar. Audible beeps indicate each mile travelled along with a voice prompt of the current mile marker and progress along the way in 10% increments.
At the end of the jog, view summary statistics including your total calories burned, distance travelled, average pace, average speed, and view a graph of your speed over the course of the jog to see how well you held your target pace.
With this app, a runner can train for a marathon by learning exactly what pace to stay at to finish a race in a desired time.
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