On New Year’s day, I posted about my new year’s resolution which was to get out and becoming more active, enjoying the outdoors. Being the self-confessed geek and lover of all things geek cool that I am, how do you think I felt when I heard about this?!
At the 2011 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) last week, Panasonic presented what has to be the ultimate in home fitness, a treadmill that is compatible with AND runs the terrain within real cities via Google Maps.
The technology is amazing, take 1 Nordic Track treadmill, 1 internet connection and some coding genius and you have yourself a virtual, interactive morning run – anywhere in the world!
The treadmill can identify incline and decline on hills and match that with an onscreen visual of the area using the Google Maps interface. This is fed back to the machine which automatically adjusts itself to suit what is being viewed by your eyes on the screen.