ViRun Pod - Virtual Running Pod - FREE!


ViRun PodViRun Pod aka Virtual Running Pod is a unique application that act your smartphone as running pod. Very suitable for use when walking/running on a treadmill to take your indoor workout to the next level. The application using dual-sensing sensor (accelerometer and physical activity sensor) to measurements walking/jogging/running data and sends them over the Bluetooth Low Energy to fitness application like Zwift, etc.

🏃‍♂️ What Is ViRun Pod?

Use your phone as a sensor while walking/running on a treadmill for Zwift, etc. It’s perfect to work together with non-smart treadmills.

🏃‍♂️ Is It Free?

Yes, absolutely! :)

🏃‍♂️ Requirements

Minimum Android 5.0 Lollipop


Download ViRun Pod for FREE on Google Play Store

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ViRun Pod

🏃‍♂️ How It Works

ViRun Pod use smartphone internal accelerometer and physical activity sensor that measures torso movement to calculate these metrics:

And then broadcast calculated running speed and cadence data over BLE (your smartphone act as bluetooth peripheral/central device). Use it as a Running Pod and pair it with fitness application like Zwift on your computer or other smartphone.

🏃‍♂️ Using ViRun Pod

For best results, put your phone in running pants pocket, an arm band or take it in your hand.

🏃‍♂️ Use Case

Is it suitable for your walking/running? Absolutely YES, if:

🏃‍♂️ How to Use


🔋 Battery

Please do not restrict background activity and disable battery saver for the app, the app need run as background activity in working perfectly.

📣 Important to Zwift User (Windows)

If you get disconnected regularly with ViRun Pod, it’s because you are using built-in bluetooth and direct connection (default in Zwift). In this situation, you must use the Zwift Companion app on a second phone to connect with ViRun Pod.

🔧 Known Issues

As you know, I can’t test it in all phones. So if it can’t work for your phone, just uninstall it, I’m sorry to waste your time. You also can send a mail stralizerapp[at] to let me know your phone model, if I solve it, I will let you know.

⚙️ Others

ViRun Pod is still under active development and will get more features as the app ages.