I work out a lot. No I don’t. Let me try this again.
I work out sometimes, and I used to run on the treadmill and stationary-bike a lot. I’m also an avid reader with a thorough obsession with both my 2nd generation Kindle and myiPad’s iBooks app. I’m sure it’s no surprise to anyone with similar tastes in exercise and e-readers when I say that running or biking and reading is disappointingly not possible.
Obviously when you attempt to do any kind of strenuous activity while focusing on print, you get an immediate headache and are only able to consume twenty words per minute, optimistically. My solution to this problem was the elliptical; it’s the only machine I could comfortable use to sweat while still successfully reading a book. Being able to enlarge the print didn’t hurt either, and this became my go-to. Alternatively, I download audio books for days when I really want to sweat it out on the treadmill. These are all compromises, though. Dirty, cheap compromises!
Weartron Labs thinks so, too; they’ve invented an un-compromise (I’m calling it that and I think they should call me for permission to use that in their slogan). The team at Weartron has invented the Run-n-Read, a wearable device that tracks your head movements in real time and transmits the information to your e-reader which then creates the same movements, synced to your face!
So your face bobs left, because you’re a completely out-of-control runner, and the words bob left, too! No eye strain, no headache, no slow reading. It’s a springtime miracle!
The device is not yet available, but hopefully we’ll see it hit the market sometime this year. Beta testers say good things about the prototype, so I want this thing immediately when it arrives. Treadmill, I’m coming back, baby!