Fitness app Runtastic has just added a great new feature for runners.
Runtastic Pro now includes “Story Running” guides, which are specially crafted audio books with themes such as travel, fantasy, adventure, and motivation which use a combination of music and voice instruction to help push users to new top performances.
Of the feature Runtastic writes:
Perfectly aligned sound effects accompany the stories based on interval training plans to push the user to new top performances in a playful and natural fashion. Thanks to the human sense of urgency, the runner will instinctively know when to speed up or slow down his or her pace. By involving the runner in the story, Story Running offers the best possible workout and pushes the user to reach new goals.
The stories, which can be purchased via in-app purchase, include:
- Travel: In “The Globe Runner – Rio’s Marvels of Life,” you run through the streets of Rio de Janeiro and learn about the history and beauty of the Brazilian city.
- Fantasy: In “Journey of Iomluath – The Tribes’ Savior,” the world is out of balance and you are the only one who can stop the fulfilment of the dreadful prophecies. In order to do this, you must go through the forbidden empire and find three unknown objects to help stabilize the balance of the world.
- Adventure: In “The Carrier of Truth – Beyond the Walls of Alcatraz,” you have to escape from the famous prison while being chased by tracking dogs and jail guards.
- Motivation: In “Toward the Finish Line by Gerhard Gulewicz,” a personal coach pushes you to your limits and motivates you to reach new goals in life.
For a limited period each Story Running guide is available for $0.99, or you can purchase the four story bundle for $2.99.
The feature has been introduced at the same time for iOS and Android, which is pretty good news for the platform.
Find the $4.99 app, which unfortunately does not come with a free trial, in the Windows Phone Store here.
Thanks S.M.A.Sithick for the tip.