Ambalco as a free Zwift alternative
Everybody talks Zwift when it comes to interactive indoor cycling. It's kind of a monopoly. They raise prices, though the subscription is already quite expensive. No wonder free alternatives appear all the time. For example One Lap is so similar to Zwift some say it's just a free clone.
Ambalco is outta this clone wars, we are not a Zwift alternative. We are totally different. Zwift is your coach, Ambalco is your buddy. There's no precise sensors and smart training plans (yet), but we've got lots cool stuff for you to enjoy, and just like a good buddy, we give it all for free.
Those were emotions, here are the facts
We already have 15 000+ videos to choose from, and the collection is ever growing. Those 3D games have a handful of tracks - enough for a week. With Ambalco, you can have new track every day, forever.
With Ambalco, you can see the reality: all those helicopter jumps, friends smiles on finish, actual falls and drama. Well, we don't have drama in each and every track, but we are moving this direction. Upcoming "Crazy" and "Motivational" playlist-based features are our next step on the way. Stay tuned!
No special hardware needed - just normal smartphone.
If you tried some indoor cycling apps, you already know they require special hardware and you know the installation and configuration pain. Typical requrements:
- Smart exersice bike (starting from $2000, rare even in prime markets)
- Normal bike installed on the smart trainer (a stand for the rear wheel) - starting from $500, Chinese alternatives can be found at $300
- Normal bike installed on the normal trainer ($100, China $50) + bluetooth or Ant+ sensor ($50, China $20) + power meter ($1000, China from $300).
The chipest possible setup is:
Normal bike installed on the normal trainer ($100, China $50) + bluetooth or Ant+ sensor ($50, China $20)
But it is not what Zwift and it's clones were designed for - you will be white crow in any group activity
On top of that, special ant+ dongle for the laptop is needed if your sensors are Ant+
Our enter-price is $0, cause normal laptop/tablet/tv and any smartphone can be used. Whatever the players has, it works
It takes couple of hours to setup for the lucky geek, or the whole evening for most of the normal people. That is why Zwift an all it's rivals are more targeted on professionals. On the contrary, Ambalco is for everyone - we promote 1 minute setup.
Favorite music: Ambalco is a browser game, so you can easily open your music in another browser tab or in another app - it all can work simultaneously. On top of that, we have 6000+ videos with music. Welcome to the cycling party!
Instant progress indication: Every pedal stroke is rewarded with about 0.1 kilocalories and about 0.2 points in the World Rankings (depends on the speed). So you can actually see the result of your efforts. Every pedal stroke matters: you can see you rise in the Rankings, and see you burned an oreo cookie. Or even a big cake already :). With Ambalco, your workout is meaningful.
Linux friendly. Yes, you can use Ambalco with Linux. From people, to people.
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