Not much. An iPad 2 or newer and a compatible heart rate monitor. It easily fits in your gym bag, purse, or backpack.
· Wahoo Fitness BlueHR and ANT+ Gym Pack.
· Garmin, Cyclops, or any ANT+ using the Wahoo Fitness Key to receive the signal.
· The new Mio Alpha watch
The new Mio Alpha watch is strapless. Meaning, it reads your heart rate right off of your wrist so there is no chest strap requiired.
Use this guide to see what options you have.
Yes, but you forego the interactive aspect of the trips, lose the fitness level tracking, and won't receive many of the stats including calories.
FitTrip is compatible with the iPad 2, 3, 4, Mini 1 and 2, and Air and the iPhone 4S, 5, and 5S at this time.
Whoa there. FitTrip isn't into "control". But we know what you are asking, "Does it change my resistance?" No. FitTrip links your effort to an accurate prediction of speed in the trip. If you want to go faster in the trip then you will need to step up the cadence or resistance.
Absorb yourself in the trip and the terrain feels the same as if you are there. Why? because when the terrain is steep it takes more effort to maintain even a moderate speed. In contrast, downhills are a breeze and it requires only moderate exertion to maintain a much faster speed. The speed will depend on your ability to produce power, how much you weigh, and what the terrain is doing. These are the same factors governing your speed outdoors.
Nope. Fear not, the calibration tailors the speed prediction to each person's physiology. While it is true that higher heart rates correspond to faster speeds (given no change in the terrain) this relationship is specific to each person. If you are in better shape then you will produce more power at a lower heart rate. We account for that.
That depends on your calibration, technique, and the sport. For the best calibration you need to use a treadmill, maintain a contstant speed, and ideally (if you are comfortable with it) run a 10-minute mile pace (6.0mph). This exactly matches the studies that we have based the algorithms on. In regards to the sports: Running is typically within 1MPH and biking within 2mph of the speed that you would be going if you were there in person. This margin may increase at low and very high speeds due to a number of factors in physiology. Some of these factors include a person's ability to push themself at threshold and also their efficiency/economy. For sports that require precise technique (swimming, climbing, rowing, etc.) the speed prediction is more directional in nature. Lastly, heart rate responds over time and so FitTrip will average out interval-type sprints where intensity is quickly changed.
Calibration is the top course listed in the FitTrip library. It is a simple 4.5 minute guided session on treadmill. You will select a constant speed to walk or jog to while watching a non-interactive video. Heart rate is sampled throrought the trip and automatically tunes FitTrip to your physiology. Calibration is not required, and if a user chooses not to calibrate then FitTrip will use a general profile based on that user's data from the app registration. User's data logs capture whether speeds are based on a calibration or a generalized profile.
You have three choices when calibrating using a bike. The first requires you to have a power meter that allows you measure your wattage. The second and third option allow you to calibrate while riding outside.
Indoors: Using a Power Meter:
  1. Play the indoor calibration video and set the calibration speed setting to 6mph (it is assuming you are on a treadmill)
  2. Maintain 160 watts for the duration of the video
Outside: Using an iPhone:
  1. Find a flat road where you can ride for 6-minutes at 18mph on a windless day without stopping
  2. Play the indoor the calibration video and set the speed to 6mph (it is assuming you are on a treadmill)
  3. Ride for the duration of the calibration video holding 18mph (16mph if you are on a mountain bike with knobby tires)
Outside: Using an iPad:
  1. Find a flat road where you can ride for 6-minutes at 18mph on a windless day without stopping
  2. Ride for 6-minutes holding 18mph (16mph if you are on a mountain bike with knobby tires) and note your heart rate at the end of this short test
  3. Using any fitness machine, go indoors with your iPad and set the calibration speed to 6mph (it is assuming you are on a treadmill)
  4. During calibration, work sufficiently hard to maintain the ending heart rate from your outdoor test
FitTrip hopes to earn our user's trust in a membership model. FitTrip not only unlocks features with the membership, but also offers access to the entire trip library. This content greatly enhances a user's experience and allows them to traverse long adventures such as the 440-mile Ride the Rockies Tour. Membership is $5.99/month or $59.99 for a year.
Most cardio machines have book readers that the iPad can be set on. If your machine does not have a book reader, then you can purchase iPad mounts that can be quickly attached and removed without damaging the fitness equipment.
YES! The app can be displayed through an HDMI adapter or Apple TV to be shown on your TV.