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Pacer App lets you explore some of the most beautiful and iconic landscapes in the world from the comfort of your own home, gym or local area. You even get a cool medal for completing your hike!

In my previous post I highlighted the Purpose and Goals, in this follow up I’ll talk more about the following.

  • User friendliness
  • Repeat value (Yes/No)
  • What to know before you start

User Friendliness

The Pacer app itself is really easy to use , simply download and go. Once you’re in the app’s main screen you can navigate to your current or new challenge in the “explore” tab. If you have purchased a Virtual challenge like I did through the website you will receive a code to enter (see middle picture) but it’s also possible to simply browse through the app and chose your adventure there.

once you’re set up, you are good to go! Any steps you’re taking along the day will add up to your score and every time you have walked enough to reach a check point, you’ll receive a notification with photo’s and some cool information about the area you’ve now “discovered”.

I MADE IT!

After completing all checkpoints within the time-limit (7 days for this challenge) you will receive both an certificate AND a medal!

These are both included in the price of the challenge (29.99$) and shipping is also included. I just received notice that my medal is on the way so let’s see how long it takes.

I made it!!

Repeat Value Yes/NO

Yes. Both the challenge and the App itself are good value for money and I have already seen some other walks that I find interesting enough to try. It will be more fun to do it with a group so I’ll try to gather some friends for a my next virtual hike!

What I would have liked to know before hand is that the app tracks ALL steps, and allows manual input for anything it doesn’t register.

On a treadmill, for example, the app will not pick up your steps so you’ll have to put them in manually.

Along with my usual steps each day, this amount was far too easy. Time for a longer walk next time!!

Pacer App lets you explore some of the most beautiful and iconic landscapes in the world from the comfort of your own home, gym or local area. You even get a cool medal for completing your hike!

In these series I’ll highlight, explain and review the Pacer app for the following features:

  1. Purpose and Goals
  2. User friendliness (next post)
  3. Repeat value (Yes/No) (after finishing, 4 more days!)

Purpose and Goals

The Idea behind Pacer seems to be getting people off the couch and into the world (albeit virtual) and get some exercise in as you learn about the history and scenery of the landscape of choice.

My Progress over the Inca Trail

Along the way, the Pacer app keeps track of your distance walked and if you choose to do so, you’ll also see all other hikers over the world on the route with you.

As you make it to a check point, you’ll unlock some pictures and history of the area which really adds to the feeling of exploration. Strange as it may sounds, it feels very rewarding to make it to a new checkpoint because of this!

My starting point post

As of now, I’m off to my 4th day in a row and I’ve already nailed a couple of checkpoints. I also realized some features that can make the experience a lot easier or harder depending on preference. Will share in the next post!

If you’ve become curious, you can find the Pacer App and the Virtual Challenges here:

Pacer App

Virtual Challenges