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Motivational iPod Running App

Keep up the pace or get eaten by wild dogs.
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Running and listening to music with your iPod is great but you want to keep your pace up.

This app would fade down the music and fade in a recording of wild dogs catching up to you if the motion detectors in the unit sensed you were getting below a certain pace. The slower you go, the closer (louder) they get. If you get your speed back up, they fade down as you appear to pull away from them. (And the music fades back in)

We all run faster when chased by wild animals so this would tap into that primitive part of your brain that says: "RUN OR DIE!".

At some point if you go slow enough or wuss out and start walking the recording changes to dogs attacking at maximum volume, the hapless victim (you) screaming etc.

doctorremulac3, Oct 04 2010

How about a dozen of these chasing you? http://www.youtube....watch?v=hFHBtu6Nb40
Complete with bike horns and that "Dat-dat-dadadada-dat-dat-daadaa" song in the background. [doctorremulac3, Oct 04 2010]

Dogs? Yes! Gimme Dogs! Just Don't Turn the Creepy Clowns Loose! http://www.youtube....watch?v=KmCafy1CVqw
[Grogster, Oct 04 2010]

live_20tiger_20(keeps_20you_20running) [spidermother, Jan 21 2012]


       //We all run faster when chased by wild animals //   

       This is undoubtedly true, BUT we do not all run equally fast (or slow). So, shouldn't this device lower the dog sounds if you just pass someone else?   

       As we always said when I lived in Alaska: "You don't have to be faster than the bear, just faster than your buddies."
Boomershine, Oct 04 2010

       Gives me an idea. You should be able to switch animal sounds too. Dogs, bears, lions, circus clowns.   

       The clowns would be honking bicycle horns and doing various goofy (creepy) clown laughs. Not sure what they'd do when they catch you but I wouldn't want to find out. (link)
doctorremulac3, Oct 04 2010

       //circus clowns//   

       [+] Bun. Circus clowns will f*ck you up.
Boomershine, Oct 04 2010

       OK, NOW you're creeping me out <link>. Bun if you forget the clowns. Oh, the dreams I'm gonna have... [+]
Grogster, Oct 04 2010

       See [21's] idea for original.... very similar.
xenzag, Oct 04 2010


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