'Race Yourself' Google Glass App Gamifies Exercise
If your 2014 resolution is to get in shape, then "Race Yourself" might just be the app to get the job done
As its name suggests, the Google Glass app allows users to race against themselves, and beat personal-fitness records by completing virtual games. Users can also race against friends or projections of professional athletes, including Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.
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“Imagine racing against your own personal best, chasing a friend you want to beat or even escaping a 400-tonne cargo train traveling at your target marathon pace," company co-founder Alex Foster said in a release. "By blending reality with virtual reality, we can make workouts a lot more interesting and motivating."