TempoRun Review
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TempoRun Review

Our Review by Angela LaFollette on June 3rd, 2013
Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: THE BEAT GOES ON
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TempoRun syncs music’s tempo to a user’s running pace to help them achieve an invigorating run.

Developer:Josh Leider
Price: $2.99
Version: 1.0.1
App Reviewed on: iPhone 4S

iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use Value Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar

I’ll admit that Runkeeper is the fitness app that I use the most when I decide to go for a run. However, I usually need to have a good workout playlist setup or it gets boring. Even with a good playlist, I still find myself skipping over songs to match my pace. If only there was an app that could sync my music’s tempo to my running pace.

There actually is an app that does just that. TempoRun is a new fitness app that categorizes the music library into different running levels based on the tempo intervals of songs. Whenever users select a specific level, the songs will have similar beats to match their pace. The app starts with basic level 1 walking and goes all the way up to a full sprint at level 10.

To get started, users simply create a quick account to share some of their stats with the app. Not all the information is required, but it does help users get the most benefit from all its features. TempoRun then begins to categorize songs into levels based on the tempo intervals. The clean and crisp user interface makes it easy to skip and pause songs as well as change running levels with ease.

If users find that their music gets boring, TempoRun offers a streaming radio that is powered by SoundCloud. Users will need a SoundCloud account to get started, but it doesn’t take long to set up.

The app also comes with workout stats that lets runners know their distance, number of calories burned, time and their best run. The running stats can be cleared at any time when users feel like they need to start fresh.

There are even more options included in this fitness app such as the option to switch between indoor and outdoor running and the ability to enter the beats in songs that may not be matched right.

There’s little to complain about when it comes to pointing out improvements. Besides adding achievements to make users feel better about their runs, the app seems to be virtually flawless. It worked great matching songs to my runs, and I didn’t have a problem adding beats to the songs that it couldn’t match. However, the price is a little steep which may prevent some users from downloading it. A special introductory price may be what the app needs to climb the charts.

Anyone who considers themselves a runner as well as those who occasionally walk or jog like myself should add this fitness app to their library. It definitely won’t disappoint.

iPhone Screenshots

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