CLIMB began as a Google Glass app in a social media class directed by Dr. William Ward, also known as DR4WARD, in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Two classmates, Ashley Obasi and Nick Smith, and I developed an application that works perfect with the hands free technology Glass offers: one that allows you to customize your workout to fit your adventurous side. In the words of Ashley, our app “helps users CLIMB to an adventurous, next level workout.” Ashley, Nick, and I used Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Hangouts, and LinkedIn to collaborate on our app’s conception.
The main feature of the app is to track routes and find other routes created nearby; these courses can be unconventional ones, made on trails in the woods, or other “alternative” workout places. Glass will use geolocation to track your whereabouts while you’re running. You can take video or photos along the way. CLIMB also offers the popular characteristics of many other workout apps, such as tracking speed and distance. With Glass’ handsfree capabilities, users can ask Glass to either show their stats or tell them through its bone conduction technology. All information from a user’s workout is uploaded to their online profile, where they can easily see their stats using any device, and share this content with friends through the internal social media aspect, or on other popular social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
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