Collaboration Will Allow Runners to Experience Race Course Simulations for Training and Remote Participation with Woodway and Kinomap for RacesTM
Paris, FR/Waukesha, WI (March 13, 2023) – Today, it was announced that Woodway USA, manufacturer of premier treadmills for runners around the world, has partnered with Kinomap, developer of a patented software application which offers HD video simulations of famous road races, running routes and scenic locations from across the globe. When used in conjunction with an iPad or Android tablet or phone, Woodway treadmills can communicate via Bluetooth®, creating an exact simulation of famous courses for runners to experience and train on prior to race day, or even participate remotely and “officially” from anywhere in the world with select race partners.
“Woodway has set the industry standard for the serious runner,” stated Philippe Moity, co-founder and CEO of Kinomap. As we grow our list of road race partners from around the US and Canada with Kinomap for Races, we aim to give Woodway users a competitive advantage, turning Woodway’s performance line of treadmills into simulators, letting users experience interactive HD video of the actual course on race day, at their exact pace, with cheering crowds lining the course, seeing the landmarks, feeling the hills, even breaking the finish line tape, right in their home or club setting. In addition to being a tremendous visual training tool, Kinomap can allow our race partners to offer ‘official’ remote participation. This would allow entrants who are deployed, for example, to still take part in famous races or even their hometown Turkey Trot.”
“We see race course simulation for training and official remote participation as an exciting new category for the Woodway brand, “ stated Eric Weber, Director of Sales and Marketing for Woodway USA. “I believe this is the beginning of a whole new trend in endurance events, merging technology with fitness. Woodway prides itself on being at the ‘4Front’ of innovation, and we wanted to be part of this.”
Kinomap for Races is a software application used on an iPad or Android tablet or phone. It includes Geo located HD course videos shot in first person, many on race day. Utilizing Bluetooth technology, the app can communicate with select cardio equipment brands, beginning with treadmills. The treadmill can transmit its speed to the tablet, matching the exact pace of the video. Conversely, the Kinomap app can transmit incline commands down to the treadmill, matching the elevation changes of hills found on the course in the video. Partnerships with major cardio equipment brands will allow runners from around the world to officially train for and even participate in select races they may otherwise not have the opportunity to do. This shared experience will create an unlimited audience for endurance events when space limits or geographical barriers may not allow additional runners, benefitting health clubs, race sponsors, charities and exercisers in their home or club, anywhere and anytime.
About Woodway USA
Designed for the Human Race, A WOODWAY truly is the World’s finest treadmill. Woodway Treadmills are specifically requested by competitive sports teams, medical and rehabilitation facilities, and high-usage fitness facilities worldwide because of their patented design that provides a superior running surface for users and long lasting-efficiency for owners and operators. For more information, visit Woodway USA
About Kinomap, SAS:
Based in Paris, France with North American offices located in Hopkinton, MA at the start line of the world-famous Boston Marathon®, Kinomap is an interactive training app for indoor cycling, running and rowing. It’s the world’s largest geolocated video sharing platform, with thousands of videos from the best tracks around the world. The app pairs to your equipment and responds to the inclines and resistance seen in the video on your screen. Our mission is to connect people with the best tracks in the world and give our community a truly innovative experience. The Kinomap platform has 350,000 miles of geolocated routes and more than 35,000 training videos, in 15 languages, in 195 countries worldwide. For more information, visit Kinomap for Races