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Sports App of the week – MapMyRide

Sports app review

During the time working on One Player Down, we have come across various sports apps, website and even print magazines that we feel it would be a shame to keep to ourselves.

Therefore we will do our best to do a review a week to maybe give you a new app to try or to have a fresh outlook on one you already do use.

We would love for this to be a 2 way street though, so if there is something that you want us to look at please just contact us and we will.

So here is MapMyRide

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MapMyRide is just one of the apps offered by MapMyFitness the also offer their apps in a number of language. Here is what they say in their own words

We’re ready to ride, anytime, anywhere. Take your performance to the
next level with MapMyRide.

What is it about?

This is a fitness tracker, specifically for your bike rides. It has all the regular fitness tracker features:

  • Recording a workout
  • Sharing your workout on Social
  • Friends
  • Challenges
  • and many more

Now that it is part of the Under Armour, expect that the Fitness wearables will soon be integrated seamlessly (pun intended) into the apparel

Where is it from?

They are based out of Baltimore at least they are now after being bought by Under Armour

What does it look like?

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Is it worth it?

This is a very well created app and if you are a competitive person either against others or against yourself then this and the rest of the MapMyFitness apps are a good bet.

Through the post to Social features, this can also increase your bragging rights as your times and distances get better and better. Be careful if you are taking a “Me day” from work not to post your times on Facebook though as your boss might not like that.

With the take over from Under Armour, it is a very exciting time with a lot of possibilities with new inbuilt sensors to help you understand your fitness better.

Where can I get it?

With Android, iPhone, Windows and even a Blackberry app, they have it all covered all can be found at the MapMyFitness app page.

More than just apps, they have integration into Microsoft Band, Jawbone and many other wearables

As always, this is going to be what we would like to call a Live Review, meaning that we will revisit it, updating it and getting more in depth the more we use it.

If you want to find more people to play sports with just sign up to One Player Down and just Get in the Game

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The day that was…the Tag des Sport

Saturday saw Vienna host another successful Tag des Sport.

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With the weather also “playing ball”, it was a great event, allowing thousands of people to test out sports that they might have only seen on TV, or heard about. It also gave unknown (at least to One Player Down) sports find new fans by showing how fun and easy they are to access.

The typical sports were attracting the most people, but it was sports such as Bassalo, Faustball,  Mini Squash and Prellball that caught our eye.

Bassalo is a very simple game that involves throwing a ball using a cup across a net to the other player, the scoring was not clear but the guess is the one who drops it loses.  It was not just the simplicity of the concept, it was the diversity of ages that tried them that we loved seeing.

Faustball, not so unknown here it seems but not exactly up there with football in its popularity was demonstrated by people trying to punch a ball through a hole.  From a look through YouTube, it looks like a similar game to volleyball but the ball is allowed to bounce on the ground

Mini Squash is really self explanatary, squash but mini.  Here it was plazed with a foam ball, closer to a tennis ball in size and with bigger raquets.

Prellball, is again similar to Volleyball in set up and thus very similar to Faustball, as the ball is allowed to bounce but it is played on a court the size of an indoor volleyball court.

All very interesting and there were a lot more sports on show as well.

Looking forward to next year where hopefully One Player Down will have a booth and you will get to meet the whole team.

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Is your bike ready for spring

As you may or may not know, the bike festival is taking place this weekend at Rathausplatz. For the full rundown on what you will find there click HERE. or visit the bike festival

But this post is about staying safe on the roads, there are many ways and extra equipment but the most important has to be having a bike fit for the road, something that is important if you have taken a winter break from biking to work/school etc.
If you are not able to do it yourself, you can take your bike to a bike store, get a free check up at one of these locations in Vienna, or use these videos to guide you through the process.

Sources

Bikefestival
Fahrradwien
Gratis rad check wien
Bike maintenance videos

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