DO YOUR WORKOUTS ON YOUR FAVORITE ROUTES WITH ROUVY

YURIY RYASHKO - 20.10.2021

We have now merged the best from ROUVY WORKOUTS with the ROUVY AR app to create the ultimate experience just called ROUVY. (ONE) ROUVY is the best and all-in-one solution for your indoor riding all year long!

We are introducing upgraded ‘Workouts’ now into the ROUVY AR app. No more multiple applications to juggle with! It is a more straightforward, all-in-one solution for all your indoor training needs.

 


In cycling, structured training is one of the most efficient ways to improve your fitness or reach short-term and long-term training goals. Where is the best place to do a structured cycling workout, you may ask? Of course, it is at home, in your training cave, on ROUVY - where you can have greater control over the environment and focus only on your training and performance.

 

New Features

ONE ROUVY, which is just the name of the ROUVY AR release 2.0.0 (not the app), brings you the following

 

‘1 ROUVY’

The functionality of the initial app ‘ROUVY Workouts’, is merged into ‘ROUVY AR’ - the workout features are now accessible via the present ROUVY AR apps: Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS devices. 

 

 

[We are still working on Apple TV, which will come later this year, so please kindly bear with us for now. Until then, try out the new Workouts functionality on any other device and cast it to Apple TV.]

 

NEW UI - WORKOUT SECTION AND WORKOUT SCREEN

The new user-friendly UI incorporates ease of use and clear in-ride visualization of what to do. We have also built an entirely new great Workouts screen which will allows you to

  • get in-ride real-time feedback about your effort
  • see how well you are following the prescribed intervals
  • control the workout with easy-to-use buttons by making it easier or harder depending on how you feel

 

 
 Find more UI explanations here

 

AUGMENTED WORKOUT’ - OVERLAY OVER ANY AR COURSE

Once you choose the workout, you can also select any of your favorite AR routes and enjoy doing a workout in the beautiful landscape of, for example, the Alps or the urban environment of London.

The benefit, of course, is that you will see your avatar as you would during any other rides on ROUVY. (Please note, during the workout other live riders on the course will not be visible for now.) 

 

Though not all AR videos are displayed by default, use specific route names in 'search' to get hold of the whole AR catalogue. 

 

REWORKED CATALOG STRUCTURE 

The Workout Catalog has received a structural update with revised category folders that enable quicker access. We kick off with a great new UI with fewer categories to keep the workouts offering simple. Additionally, we are already working with excellent coaches to bring you fresh well-structured training content. And you can still access the entire library of the Workouts on MY ROUVY

 

5-WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM FOR BEGINNERS

Please welcome an introduction to the concept of multi-week training plans with a 5-week program aimed at beginners. We have cooperated with our ambassador and coach, Rick Schultz, from Bike Fitness Coaching, to create this five-weeks plan. The goal is to improve your fitness and do it in a controlled and gradual manner, building up your fitness slowly. Make sure to check out the ‘First Weeks’ category in your ROUVY app.

 

PORTED TRAININGPEAKS INTEGRATION

An extensive ROUVY library provides enough workouts for the most demanding athletes and coaches to fill any individual or team training plan. Additionally, to receive an instant ready-to-go plan from the most popular coaching platform there is an automatic sync of data exchange with TrainingPeaks. Connect your account in the ‘Cloud’ section of My Rouvy and have your daily workouts uploaded to ROUVY. They will appear in the TrainingPeaks category. 

 

Naming Update

ROUVY AR -> transcends back to -> ROUVY

 

How It Works

 

 

-> Update your apps first to ROUVY 2.0 or download here

 

While performing ERG workouts, you are able to see your avatar over the specific AR course, turning a casual prescribed training routine into a real-time adventure.

  • Go to the workout app section and choose the interval in the existing categories. 

   -> Alternatively, to access the full library of workouts, it is recommended to start with the ‘Search’ tab on ‘myrouvy’ web in the catalog. Then, the chosen Workout is added to “Favourites'' which can be easily accessed later in the apps.  

   -> Launch the ROUVY app, switch to the “Workouts” section, and find the chosen workout in the “Favourite” folder.

  • Choose the augmented route. For the best experience, it is recommended to download the route in advance in the route section; but in most cases, streaming works fine as well. Click "Start workout" button and complete a workout where the rider’s avatar can be displayed in different distance positions or turned off. The intensity of intervals/level of resistance can be adjusted manually with “+” plus and “-” minus buttons on the right side of the screen.
  • TrainingPeaks members should sync their accounts in the “Cloud” section on ‘myrouvy’ (in user settings) to be able to locate the ‘Workout of the Day’ in the TrainingPeaks folder. 
  • If you would like to import a workout, you can do it by clicking the button "Add workout" and importing .ERG or
    .MRC file.
  • One more option is to create your on workout via the web and add to your 'Favourites' folder. 

 

Important notes

- While the smart trainer resistance is controlled by the ERG segments, the rider’s avatar is moving just by power, like if you were riding on a 0% slope.

- The workout session done on the AR route is not considered for this route leaderboard.

 

 

Legacy Apps

Divided into 2 apps after the release of ‘ROUVY AR’, this app update now finishes the process of merging and unifying ROUVY Workouts into ROUVY AR as a one and single ‘ROUVY’. ‘ROUVY Workouts’ apps are getting set into a deprecation mode; and functioning of these apps will be eventually discontinued. A fraction of riders whose legacy trainers or sensors may not be compatible with the new ROUVY will be provided with a discount from vendor partners and invited to acquire more modern equipment. 

 

Summary

Today ROUVY provides 500 famous and iconic cycling locations in the augmented mode allowing for racing and group riding, and around 10,000 video routes for your individual exploration or race recon. Complemented with 10,000 workout options and more than 60 official race partners, ROUVY is a #1 platform for all your indoor sessions. 

With an all-in-one solution and “Family” option (2 more household members on 1 subscription) ROUVY provides the best value for money on the market. A unique mix of efficient structured training, real-life video, interactive 3D world elements and events will keep you motivated all year long. That is all new ROUVY!

The updated and extended ROUVY workout catalog can be accessed here, and the iconic locations all over the world can be explored here

 

So, go ahead and start working out! 

 

 

P.S.

Still need help? If you have any additional questions, please reach out to our friendly support team on the support page.

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  • Rixter - 28.10.2021
    Not sure if there's a "New Feature Request" blog post, but it would be great to see an option for athletes to be able to list their Strava account in their Rouvy profile
    • ROUVY - 09.11.2021
      Thank you, Rixter, for your feedback. Here you can find information about Cloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NOoiqcUE-s&t=1s
      • Rixter - 16.11.2021
        This has NOTHING to do with what I suggested. I already know how to upload activities to Strava. I was suggesting that people be given the option to show their Strava account in their Rouvy profile. It is so simple to do and adds a social element to Rouvy
        • yuriy888 - 30.11.2021
          @Rixter, thanks for the valid input. It will be considered in the next year, once the new 'social' features will get in development. Stay tuned and fit!
  • todgerino - 28.10.2021
    This is good, but for these 2 Important notes you mention below....will you develop them?

    If I was to wish for a perfect implementation, I would say the Workout mode should also follow terrain and reflect the elevation gained...and also the user has the option to continue the Route after the Workout ends....hence completing the "Time Trial" route and earning Challenges, leaderboard positions etc... Why not, right? it would be cool to have all that flexibility!


    Important notes

    - While the smart trainer resistance is controlled by the ERG segments, the rider’s avatar is moving just by power, like if you were riding on a 0% slope.

    - The workout session done on the AR route is not considered for this route leaderboard.
    • gato_felix - 28.10.2021
      Elevation usually changes too much so erg comes to smooth things out and provide seamless intervals.
      Nonetheless there is no reason why it shouldn't provide distance/speed and elevation gained based on you power+terrain+total weight and therefore account as if it were a regular "time trial" or "trainning.
    • mickb - 28.10.2021
      I must be missing something here!!!!! I cannot see how what you describe would still be a "workout". Surely if it follows "terrain" then it would simply be a timed section of the route??? Perhaps I am confused and you could explain where I am going wrong??
  • mickb - 28.10.2021
    The original "Rouvy Workouts" app has the facility under "Downloaded" to link to and ride videos from other platforms (RLV, Tacx etc.) I have a collection of these videos which I am able to ride in this app but I can see no similar facility within the app formally known as "Rouvy AR". Anyone know if this is yet another function which is being removed when the old app is finally binned?
    • mickb - 16.11.2021
      Raised ticket on this and got following reply. (Another feature I valued on its way out it seems)

      Hello,
      thank you for the message.
      Unfortunately, it is not planned for the new ROUVY app at the moment. We are sorry about it.
      Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
      Best regards,
      ROUVY Team
  • gato_felix - 27.10.2021
    First ride on it today.
    Generally speaking I liked very much.
    Some refinements IMHO:
    1) add HR chart.
    2) Avatar's cadence should match ours.
    3) What has happened with steps texts? they are very important.
    4) Be able to filter "downloaded routes" in the search.
    5) Allow the possibility to turn a Bell sound on and off 2 or 3 seconds before the start and the end of each steps. Like Golden Cheetah does. Very useful.
    6) Fix workouts TSS showed at the library. The activity in the diary is correct.

    Regards.
    • yuriy888 - 30.11.2021
      Thanks for the feedback, it will be processed by the product team. There is a fix pack released today, so update the apps for a better experience. The avatar and related motions will undergo a complete redesign. Kind regards.
  • gato_felix - 26.10.2021
    How to choose a video in order to match the workout duration?
    • mickb - 27.10.2021
      I had the same thought so experimented. Found that you cannot necessarily exactly match the length but if the video you choose is too short it automatically restarts from the beginning.
  • Selinda - 23.10.2021
    Just tried out the new workout beginner training plan week 1, session 1. LOVE the user interface. The screen data is large and easy to read. Really love that you can select any AR route for your workout (am partial to anything in Mallorca or along the ocean). The beginner plan is challenging enough that I'll likely repeat it every 6 weeks with a (hopefully) new FTP. Big kudos to the development team; I love this. The whole reason I ride using ROUVY is to see other places in the world, so the videos overlaid with workouts is just *chef's kiss*.
    • yuriy888 - 30.11.2021
      Thank you, Selinda. We appreciate your good words. Have a great training season!

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