Frequently asked questions
How do I get started with GoBeeFit?
Unlike other cycling and running fitness products, the beauty of GoBeeFit is that we offer a quick and easy, one-stop solution for fun and exciting, high-tech fitness. All you need is your smart phone, the GoBeeFit Sensor Kit and your own two feet to get started. If you want to get super fancy, cast GoBeeFit onto your smart TV and turn your living room into an incredible fitness center. The Getting Started Video shows you how.
Does GoBeeFit share my data?
Absolutely not. We respect your privacy and do we NOT share your data.
Is the GoBeeFit RACING product much different than the WORKOUT product?
Yes. Whether you are using GoBeeFit indoors or outdoors, the RACING product is meant to race with your friends or system robots. The RACING A.I. COACH will advise you throughout the race to increase your winning chances.
The WORKOUT product is also for both the indoors or outdoors, but they are integral workouts that are centered around your heart rate and improving your fitness. The A.I. coach will guide you throughout the way to ensure you get a good, cardiovascular workout.
I only see one video display on the GoBeeFit App. Why do you call this 360° video technology?
The video you are seeing is what we call 360° Bee Vision Technology! Or BVT for short. It is a 360° video but unlike anything anyone has ever seen. What you are looking at is the left, front, and right side of a 360° video simultaneously. Traditional 360° video technology requires that you scroll the video all around to see only one perspective at a time. We developed this patent-pending BVT 360° video technology to simulate a virtual reality experience while you work out. Of course, it’s difficult to scroll around with a mouse to view 360° video while you’re working out. We developed BVT so that you don’t have to scroll! Just enjoy the incredible scenery!
The 360° Bee Vision Technology is a lot more crisp than traditional 360° video technology. How is that possible?
The biproduct of our patent-pending Bee Vision Technology is that the pixels are concentrated which allows us to show 360° video in its native resolution. That’s geek-talk for “we have the only technology that can display 4K 360° videos!!!” The benefit is we get to simulate some incredible routes with our tour videos.
What do the sensors in the GoBeeFit Sensor Kit do?
There are 2 sensors in a kit. One is the cadence sensor. This sensor tracks your RPM or acts as a step counter. That means that the faster you move, the more likely you are going to pass your opponents on the 360° video when racing, or the better your numbers will be when working out.
The other sensor is the heart monitor. The heart sensor/monitor tracks your heart beats-per-minute. Any self-respecting fitness app should be monitoring your heart. It’s the best gauge to regulate your fitness.
What equipment do I need to use GoBeeFit?
All you need for the OUTDOOR product is your smart phone, the GoBeeFit Sensor Kit and your own two feet to get started. Unlike other cycling and running fitness products, the beauty of GoBeeFit is that we offer a quick and easy, all-in-one solution for fun and exciting, high-tech fitness.
If you want to take it up a notch, you can use GoBeeFit INDOORS with your bicycle and a bike stand (that bike stand contraption that lifts the back wheel). If you want to get super fancy, cast GoBeeFit onto your smart TV and turn your living room into an incredible fitness center. By the way, you can use GoBeeFit with your bicycle OUTDOORS as well.
If you want to get even fancier, get yourself a spin bike or a treadmill. ANY brand on the market will work with GoBeeFit. This means there are dozens of spin bikes and treadmills that can be used with GoBeeFit AND will fit anyone’s budget.
How does GoBeeFit know if I am winning the race?
The mobile APP is used in tandem with the GoBeeFit cadence sensor. Simply affix the cadence sensor to your shoe (when running) or bicycle crank (when cycling) and you’re ready to go. The sensor communicates your sensor readings through the Internet and compares it to your fellow racers. Whether you are using GoBeeFit indoors or outdoors, the faster you move your feet, the better your sensor readings and the better chance you have at winning the race.
Is GoBeeFit a racing app or a workout app?
It is both a racing app AND a workout app! You can race with your friends with the group racing OR you can race with system robots that represent the statistical averages of everyone in the system.
You don’t always have to race in GoBeeFit. Sometimes you may only want a brisk workout and soak in the sights on the 360-degree video. The personalized spin class feature in GoBeeFit offers interval training in a variety of levels. We also offer treadmill workouts.
Why is Google Maps integrated into the product?
The Google Maps integration allows us to create a strong sense of realism throughout the race. Our R & D development team consists of one of the top GIS developers in the country and they developed a Google Maps integration that is bar none in comparison to other apps. The GPS tracking is integral to calculating running and cycling information such as your actual distances travelled.
How does the A.I. Coach guide me through my workouts?
The A.I. Coach provides you with a workout based on your skill level. After the workout begins, she uses your sensor readings to guide you through the workouts. She’s like one of those trainers at the gym that know when to push you to get the most out of your workout. The trick is to not wear you out too soon so you can perform at your maximum and get the best out of you. Your heart sensor readings are integral to the system and are used to give you tailored advice as you work out. Coach Mary depends on them to give you her best!
Do I need a special type of fitness equipment to use GoBeeFit?
No. GoBeeFit can be used with ANY spin bike, treadmill or bicycle/bike stand.
Unlike other cycling and running fitness products, the beauty of GoBeeFit is that we offer a quick and easy, one-stop solution for fun and exciting, high-tech fitness. All you need is your smart phone, the GoBeeFit Sensor Kit and your own two feet to get started. If you want to get super fancy, cast GoBeeFit onto your smart TV and use a spin bike, bicycle with bike stand, or a treadmill to turn your living room into an incredible fitness center.
How do I get GoBeeFit on my smart TV?
GoBeeFit runs on your smart phone. Most smart phones today allow you to easily cast the display onto your smart TV. This means that you can turn your living room into a high-tech fitness center. Our 360° Bee Vision Technology displayed on your smart TV gives you the experience that you are running or cycling through some of the prettiest locations around the world.
Can GoBeeFit work with any cadence sensor or heart sensor/monitor?
The GoBeeFit sensors communicate with your smart phone via Bluetooth. On our REQUIREMENTS web page, you’ll find a list of every sensor that works with GoBeeFit. There are hundreds of sensors on the market and we haven’t tested GoBeeFit with all of them. As we test and approve more sensors, we’ll update the list. We recommend that you use the sensors in the GoBeeFit Sensor kit. They work the best and they are much more economical than if you buy other sensors in the market.
What type of workouts does GoBeeFit offer?
GoBeeFit offers 4 types of workouts.
- OUTDOOR CYCLING INTEGRAL WORKOUTS
- OUTDOOR RUNNING INTEGRAL WORKOUTS
- INDOOR CYCLING INTEGRAL WORKOUTS (spin bike or bicycle/bike stand)
- INDOOR RUNNING INTEGRAL WORKOUTS (treadmill)
If it seems a little too much, don’t fret. Once you select any of the workout options, the A.I. Virtual Coach will walk you through the entire exercise program. Motivational Mary is like having your own personal trainer during your workout.
I guess you can say that the RACING product is also a workout, but it’s more centered around winning the race.
How do I know what exactly I need to do during the workouts?
Not only does Coach Mary tell you what to do, but her fitness models also show you. The models will demonstrate everything Coach Mary is asking of you. Whether it’s a warm-up and stretching technique, or arm movements on the spin bike, the fitness models will demonstrate so there is no question on what you should be doing.
Where is it best to use GoBeeFit…INDOORS or OUTDOORS?
It’s really a matter of preference. Both the indoor and the outdoor products do a great job at entertaining and guiding you through your workout. The main difference is that the INDOOR product displays the 360° Bee Vision Technology to simulate you traversing through beautiful locations. Of course, you shouldn’t be watching a video outdoors for obvious safety reasons.
Can I listen to my own music on my phone when I work out?
Yes. We designed GoBeeFit knowing that everyone has their own preferences with their workout. GoBeeFit offers great music to motivate you, but you can also mute our music to listen to your playlists on other music apps like Spotify and Pandora.
Is the 360° Bee Vision Technology (BVT) a VR thing?
Nope, not in the traditional sense at least. We’ve learned from other products that combining VR goggles and exercise are like combining oil and water… they don’t mix well. In fact, they’ll make you nauseous. VR goggles get you dizzy on a spin bike and forget about even using them on a treadmill for obvious safety reasons. We developed 360° BVT technology to simulate real-world visual effects without the use of VR goggles.
How soon can I begin using GoBeeFit after I purchase the Sensor Kit and subscription?
You can start using GoBeeFit immediately after you purchase a subscription. GoBeeFit has a simulator product that doesn’t require sensors. It could take a couple of days to receive your sensor kit so you can use the simulator indoors in the meantime. If you happen to own one of the tested and approved sensors listed on the Requirements page, you can also use them.
Do I have to use both sensors to use GoBeeFit?
No, but it would be a shame not to. The cadence sensor can be used alone, but why wouldn’t you want to track your beats per minute. Tracking your heart beats-per-minute (BPM) is a great way to track your cardiovascular exercise. Knowing what heart zone you are in and for how long, gives you a good indication on whether you are improving. Heart monitoring is an essential part of ANY fitness program.
How is your heart monitoring feature different to other fitness products?
Most fitness products simply tell you your heart rate (BPM) and what zone you are in. GoBeeFit takes it a step further by indicating the percentage of time you spent in each zone. The whole purpose of getting a good, cardiovascular workout is to improve your fitness. You do this by challenging yourself to make it into the higher zones. Knowing the percentage of time you spend in each zone makes the challenge easier.
How can I use the Group Feature if I don’t yet have friends to race or workout with?
If you don’t yet have friends to race or workout with on GoBeeFit, the app’s Group Feature will pair you with system robots that represent the statistical averages of all racers in the system. GoBeeFit also has an account on Discord if you wish to find opponents of your same skill level. Once you find them outside of the system and agree on when to race, you can add them to your racing group and you’re all set.
How is the circular radar in GoBeeFit different from the leaderboard?
The circular radar in the GoBeeFit racing product displays incremental lines that allow you to estimate how far in front, or behind your opponents are from you. It offers a more visual demonstration of your position in the race. The leaderboard also gives you this information, but it offers more exact numbers and it is not as visual.
Does GoBeeFit store my workout and racing data?
Yes. We store your data and only you have access to it. It’s a good practice to view your historical workout and racing information to know if you are making progress. Comparing yourself to the stats of other’s in the GoBeeFit community will promote a healthy sense of competition that makes working out fun. It’s also fun to see how many racing medals you’ve earned throughout the years.
Do I need to do something with the Google Maps app in my phone to use GoBeeFit?
No. Once you fire up GoBeeFit, Google Maps is drawn into the system and it is seamlessly integrated into GoBeeFit. You don’t ever have to touch Google Maps.
What is that pacer maker in GoBeeFit?
If you make an indication to workout with the pacer racer, she is the system robot that you should make pace with during your workout. Before your workout, you must indicate the pace you want her to keep. You should select a pace that challenges you a bit. You’ll see her running on the 360° video. She is a good, visual representation of the goal you are striving for. You gotta keep up with her!
How do I use GoBeeFit outdoors if I have to look at my screen?
The user interface of the INDOOR and OUTDOOR products is very different. The OUTDOOR product offers you a display with larger elements that are more practical to look at when you’re outside. The great thing about GoBeeFit is that you don’t even have to look at the screen when you race or workout in the outdoors. Motivational Mary is speaking to you the entire time telling you exactly what to do and where to turn on your route.
Is there a way to control the A.I. Motivational Coach?
Yes. We realize that sometimes you just want to tune out, exercise, and listen to your music and not be bothered by anyone. The app allows you to control her voice. You can change the settings so that she speaks often, sometimes, or you can just mute her.
How does the A.I. Coach tailor the workouts to me?
Motivational Mary is a smart A.I. coach. She uses your sensor readings to tailor your workout. Depending on whether you are going too fast or lagging, she’ll advise you accordingly to keep you engaged.
Why do you call this a Fitness & Entertainment app? What is the entertainment part of it?
Almost every aspect of GoBeeFit has an entertainment component to it. 360° video, great music, and our A.I. Coach Motivational Mary strive to make your workout entertaining. She’s got a witty personality and talks to you throughout your workout. We also add new, 360° tour videos regularly to our library. The entertainment is what makes GoBeeFit workouts fun!
Why are there 2 video screens in GoBeeFit?
The top, video display shows the front view of the 360° video. The bottom display shows the rear view of the 360° video. The front view is better for enjoying the scenery and the bottom view is better used for racing. When in racing mode, the bottom display is like your rear-view mirror. It allows you to watch your opponents, so they don’t sneak up on you.
When I’m racing OUTDOORS, do both me AND my opponents have to pick the same racing route?
No. It wouldn’t be very practical if you did since you can be in Miami and your friend can be in New York. You each get to pick your own route. GoBeeFit is smart enough to make both routes equidistant to make the race an even challenge.
What is a “bicycle with a bike stand” and how do I use it with GoBeeFit?
A bike stand is a triangular shaped contraption that lifts the back wheel of your bicycle off the ground. It is a quick, easy, practical and convenient way to use GoBeeFit. There are several benefits to using a bicycle with a bike stand.
- If you already have a bike, you don’t have to store both a bicycle AND a spin bike in your home.
- Using a bike INDOORS with GoBeeFit means you can also use the same bike OUTDOORS.
- Bike stands are inexpensive. You can get them for as low as $40 on Amazon.
Why should I use the INDOOR and the OUTDOOR products?
It’s a good idea to vary your workouts so you work different muscle groups and don’t get bored. The INDOOR and OUTDOOR products do exactly that…but there’s more to it.
Let’s face it, many of us are very busy nowadays and our schedules are tight. It’s great to have a fitness product that encourages you to exercise in the outdoors, but sometimes that’s not always convenient or practical. Sometimes the weather is not cooperative. Some of us with young children must often stay indoors. Whatever the case may be, having a fitness product that accommodates both indoor AND outdoor workouts is the way to go.
How is the INDOOR product different to the OUTDOOR product?
The INDOOR product is comprised of a spin class or a treadmill class. Just like in an actual spin class, the A.I. Coach will tell you exactly what to do. She’ll tell you when to speed up or slow down, when to add resistance, if you are going to slow or fast, and she’ll give you some witty commentary to motivate you to stay in line.
The OUTDOOR product expects you to run or use a bicycle. The main difference is that you won’t be looking at the 360° video, unless you really want to run into a pole!
Do I have to pay for the INDOOR and the OUTDOOR product separately?
No. A subscription to GoBeeFit includes both products.