Following up on its initial Group Rides public beta release, ‘based on augmented reality’, Rouvy is releasing updated Online Races and offering up the functionality to run official and individual virtual-races on its indoor bike training platform.
Rouvy’s platform allows users to ride and compete in real-life video and race routes ‘from within’. “We are continually unfolding the required functionality to bring our vision to life – to make indoor cycling and virtual racing possible on any road of the planet by mixing real-life video routes with aAugmented reality,” said Petr Samek, one of Rouvy’s founders and company CEO.
“Now, any Rouvy user can set up an individual or multi-rider online race with a few clicks. Cyclists and triathletes are able to turn their training routine into a fun competition. Every video route on Rouvy is geo-located, which means a GPS realistic resistance syncs the trainer just as on a bike course outdoors.”
Rouvy adds that it ensures a precise simulation of course cycling indoors by using advanced algorithms to smooth, sync and process both video and elevation profiles. Augmented 3D overlays on top of the video-footage provide users with enhanced levels of interactivity, fun and competition.
Samek added, “The best preparation for a race is the ability to ride it multiple times in advance. With our 2,500 video routes, there is no better place to find what you need to train over the winter or the whole year cycle. Scheduled official races and new race routes are to follow next year. The new AR just makes the existing features absolutely complete.”