In the year or so I’ve had my iPhone, I’ve downloaded many apps, most of them freebies. A few I’ve paid a couple dollars for and only one or two have turned out to be a useless waste of money. This week I spent $15 for the official Versus Tour de France Live app.
If it wasn’t for the fact that I’ll be at the beach during the last two stages of the Tour, I probably wouldn’t have bought the app. But figuring I won’t have access to any Tour coverage (no cable TV), I really want to see the last few days of the race. Especially with it being Lance Armstrong’s last Tour. So you’re probably asking, “What do you get for the 15 bucks?” Check this out:
— Live streaming video of each stage of the race with no commercial interruptions (this is the main reason I purchased the app)
— Customizable push alerts for breaking news, favorite riders, etc.
— Highlight videos of each stage
— Current standings
— Photos from each stage
— On demand video replays
— Twitter feed
And more stuff.
The video quality is very good and I’ve been able to watch the ending of each stage after my DVR has mysteriously stopped recording the live coverage during the last 2 km of the last two stages. Arrrrgghh! Luckily the videos on the app have saved me from pitching the remote at the TV.
If you don’t want to spend $15, there’s also a free version but you don’t get the live video.
I think it’s still a bit pricey, but overall it seems to be a good app and I’m glad I bought it (although it did take me a day or so to get used to it). I just hope I still have a good strong wi-fi signal while I’m at the beach in a few weeks so I can watch the final few stages.
Today’s food journal:
— Organic LF yogurt with granola = 450 cal.
— 2 pieces pepperoni pizza = 676
— Diet Coke = 0
— Turkey club sandwich = 360
— Chips = 120
— Iced tea = 0
— Skinny Cow ice cream = 240
Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!
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