There are 4 categories of compatible devices :
Treadmills using the Bluetooth FTMS protocol
Many of you propably remember what is foot pod: a small, light device that you can attach on your shoelaces. It was here before smart watches, and it is very useful for training (and even for a race!). Foot pod measures not only distance and speed, but also running cadence. If you run indoor, GPS tracking will not be available and using a foot pod will be the best solution to follow your activity. For these reasons, we chose the foot pod technology to be used in our app. Just attach it to your shoes, select speed on the treadmill and start running
Like ANT+ footpods, any bluetooth footpod are now compatible with Arcade Fitness. Milestone footpods are for example compatible : this is the footpod we choose to test with Arcade Fitness! Just one important thing : be sure to have the latest beta firmware which allows realtime speed broadcasting.
There are also other options if you have iPhone and want to use it as a footpod : download "Treadmill Smart Speed" on the Apple Store.
Xiaomi Smartbands are compatible with Arcade Fitness. Use your band in order to transmit running speed on a treadmill to your phone and enjoy playing video game.
Use your Garmin watch as a gamepad to play Arcade Fitness on your Android phone or tablet and enjoy video game while running on a treadmill.
Use your Samsung watch to broadcast heart rate and running speed with Bluetooth and play Arcade Fitness while running on a treadmill.
The Moonrun system : a portative and lightweight device, based on elastics fixated on the wall or on a door. A lap belt holds the runner to the ground, which procures a great running sensation. It has the advantage of offering a complete interaction with Arcade Fitness : if you jump, your avatar jump too in the game, if you rotate your pelvis, your avatar makes a U-turn.
Among other advantages: the weight of the body is not on the vertical which is good for the knees and it is much less dangerous than a treadmill.