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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 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