Those who wonder whether they have what it takes to become one of the elite Navy SEALs may now have that question answered – through an app.
The app is the brainchild of former Navy diver Marty Costello, who came up with the idea to write an iPhone app that features a simulated published physical screening regimen used by the United States Navy, as well as SEAL, Diver, EOD, Surface Warfare Combatant Crew, and Air Rescue Swimmer hopefuls.
The app, called SEALReady, includes a formula that records the person’s performance while running in the background. A scored report is completed at the end of the run to be e-mailed for tracking.
Costello shared: “I challenged the iPhone program APP writers and coders to figure out where the sensors indicated a proper military push-up and they nailed it… we did the same for the sit-ups and pull-ups in the same manner but each a little differently.”
He said further: “Two of the coolest features include a female voice-over guiding you through the times, rest periods, distances remaining and all the while you can jam to your motivational music.”
While using the app, the iPhone is worn with an armband; there is an optional waterproof case and ear buds for the swim lesson.
“It’s like a mini-triathlon without the bike… When you tell a good swimmer that it starts with a 500 yard swim under 12:30 you get a chuckle, but when you tell them that it’s a side stroke and your hands can’t break the surface, then you get a hum,” Costello said.
SEALReady was released last week on iTunes, and sells for $4.99.