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WHAT IS viRACE AND HOW TO USE THE APP ?

WHAT IS viRACE ?

viRACE - motivated by the idea to combine your regular training with the fun and competitive feelings of competition, the app will push you out of your comfort zone and will bring you new challenging activities. Live updates via headphones keep you up to date with the race action and motivate you to perform at your best.

The ViRace App is used for two different types of activities: the virtual Workout Tour and virtual race challenges. 

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

 

  1. Registration in Maxfun : 
    Sign up HERE, you will be automatically registered in the viRACE app and will see your next workout in your race flow.


  2. Download app :
    Download the app from the App Store / Google Play Store to your cell phone here.

  3. Registration in the app :
    When you register, you enter your first name, last name, email address and your gender. If you already have an existing account, you can simply log in.
    As soon as you open the app, you will be taken to the worldwide feed. Here you will see all upcoming races (including date, starting time, number of registered runners and distance).
    If you click on one of the races, you will be taken to the detail page. Here you will find detailed information about the race, as well as the possibility to invite friends and post your participation on social media.
    When the start window will be open, you will be able to enjoy the workout.

  4. App settings :

    To ensure the functionality of the app, it is important to make a few app settings.
    Important tips before the run;
    Before you start your virtual run, there are a few important settings to consider. These differ between Android and iOS.

    For both :
    Double check your language selected in the
    To the iOS hints
    To the Android hints

    Important app settings for iOS users
    - Make sure that the viRACE app has access to your location (even when the app is running in the background).
    - It is necessary to set the access to “Always”. Otherwise the recording will not work. Settings > viRACE > Location > “Always Allow”
    - Make sure that the battery of your phone is well charged. A low battery level can prevent background activity of apps (even if the battery level is not yet at 0%).
    - Make sure that mobile data is activated and that you choose a route where you are unable to connect to the Internet. Do not start the run until you are outside and disable the WIFI function for safety.
    - The microphone function (phone, voice control, camera) of the phone can permanently interrupt the audio accompaniment. So enjoy the run in peace and undisturbed.

    Important app settings for Android users
    - Make sure that the viRACE app has access to your location (even when the app is running in the background).
    - Settings > Apps > viRACE > Permissions > enable Location. Also check that the viRACE can use location tracking in the background.
    - Make sure you have disabled the power saving mode (very important!).
    - You can find out how to do this for your device here.
    - Make sure that mobile data is activated and that you choose a route where you can connect to the internet. Start the run only when you are outside and deactivate the WIFI function for safety.
    - The microphone function (phone, voice control, camera) of the phone can permanently interrupt the audio accompaniment. So enjoy the run in peace and undisturbed.

    Music :
    If you want to put music during your training, select the setting button and check the spotify mixtape available.
    You can also put your music but  you will experience some difficulties cause the song will be at the same level of the speaker.

    Language :
    The audio of the workout will be provided in severals languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish). Do not forgot to set up your language in your native language in your profil.

  5. The run (in some cases) :
    The active run will be visualized by an orange tile at the top of the feed.
    Just click on "Go to race page" to get to the warm-up room. Before you "enter" the virtual warm-up room, we recommend you to go outside and make sure you have good reception.
  6. Start of the workout :
    Once you are in the warm-up room, you do not have to do anything to start the workout. The voice of the app will keep you informed about the personal countdown to the start through the headphones to keep you updated. 10 seconds before the start, the countdown begins, and at 0 the workout will start automatically. The countdown can also be canceled manually and the workout can be started early.
     

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