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    Published: 2014-03-06, by .

    DjRun matches your running pace to the music rhythm

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    • Powerful app concept
    • Ease of use
    • Accuracy
    • Sober design
    • Restrictive free version
    • Needs better integration with wearables

    "Run to the beat"

    When it came to running, mood is as important as feet. One of the best ways to get in the right running mood is listening to music. However, music can, unwittingly, affect your pace. DjRun's here to avoid those situations and motivate you to improve your workouts.

    DjRun uses the motion sensors built-in in your smartphone to detect your stride rate (steps/minute). Next, it tracks all the songs located in your SDcard and discover its beats per minute (BPM). With these two values, it suggests you songs that match your running pace. That's the booster you needed to complete your running plan.

    There's more. DjRun comes with preset trainings from Beginner to Expert level and some Sprint Intervals and Challenges. Only first two weeks plan for Beginner level is available in the free version. In addition, you can adjust at your whim lot of parameters: manually set target stride rate (pin mode), custom trainings and order song by title, artist, tempo. Most of these features are only available in the Pro version.

    DjRun's UX is simple yet neat and polished. A design revamping would enhance its attractive though. In addition, it's a pity that the free version is such restrictive. A limited time trial version would be preferable.

    Beyond these catches, the app concept is so powerful. Must-try.

    Tags: djrunumusic , djrun pro , running png , tempo run htc , running music , tempo fffitness , djrun version

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    Gerg Somberg

    by Gerg Somberg

    Sep 02, 2016  |  "Poor"

    Horrible

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Aug 27, 2016  |  "Good"

    This is the only app I've found that allows you to use your own music while matching your run's BPM, which is awesome, but it does a terrible job of it. I can live with it switching songs every 3 seconds like it's got radio-ADD (I do the same thing), but its selections are so random that it usually slows down when I speed up and vice versa. The interface is also buggy - I'd like to try Pro to see if those settings can improve the BPM matching, but I can't even purchase it without the app freezing on me.

    Hedgie Hog

    by Hedgie Hog

    Jul 30, 2016  |  "OK"

    The button to buy the pro version does nothing. No pro version in Play Store. App last updated 2012, so possibly Abandonware :(

    Diane Kistner

    by Diane Kistner

    Aug 17, 2015  |  "Awesome"

    I'm a sixtysomething who went from 24/7 sitting to walking briskly about four miles every morning. I do much better playing music set to my pace, but I've had trouble getting that set up on my Amazon Fire phone without cellphone service. I downloaded a bunch of Amazon Prime music but getting a playlist set up has been like taking a math class. I've tried to sideload a number of bpm-based apps but

    Michelle Young

    by Michelle Young

    Aug 13, 2015  |  "OK"

    Liked the idea of running with music based on my tempo. Was willing to by pro version but each time I try nothing would happen.

    Alexander Jansen

    by Alexander Jansen

    Jul 20, 2015  |  "Great"

    It does what I imagined it would.