What if you could chase yourself in a training run? Would it inspire you to run faster and harder? Ok, so how about if zombies were chasing you?
Both those virtual reality scenarios and more are plausible with Race Yourself, a new application for Google Glass that is now available for preorder. (Note: Google Glass is not available yet either.)
If you haven’t heard about them yet, the Google Glass (there’s just one lens on the “glasses”) is the high tech heads-up display that is out to change the world by providing an interactive digital readout over pretty much any activity in your life.
Well, this is the first application of these single lens glasses that has really sparked my interest. The video below does a pretty good job of explaining how the “virtual reality fitness motivation” could work.
I’m not sure if I could handle the extra stimulation while trail running though — the mountains might just be motivation enough on their own.
The application is currently free with upgrades coming with use. This seems like a good way to build community if the whole concept were to catch on.
We look forward to seeing how this and other wearable technology impacts sports and training in the very near future.