FitBeat by Bowlegged Turtle Designs, LLC (iPhone)
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Released: Feb 5, 2012
Version: 1.1.0
Size: 3 MB
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Ranking - Health-Fitness (iPhone)

FitBeat

Bowlegged Turtle Designs, LLC
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

FitBeat is a powerful music player built specifically for runners and fitness enthusiasts. It automatically synchronizes the tempo of your music to your exercise motion, giving you a significant and natural performance boost. Research shows that exercising to the beat can improve endurance nearly 15% while making it more enjoyable too!

Unlike other music exercise apps, FitBeat constantly senses your movement and follows YOU rather than forcing you to follow the music. No speeds to enter in, no patronizing “fitness coaches” to annoy you. Just you and your music at your own natural tempo.

FitBeat doesn't just pick songs from your library that are close your tempo either--it dynamically adapts the audio playback of virtually any song* to fit your pace. Got a bunch of great songs that are a bit too slow for your stride rate? Let FitBeat bump them up to the perfect speed for you.

FitBeat also displays your exercise stats in large displays, optimized for outdoor visibility. Using GPS or WiFi it can calculate: Elapsed time, distance, average speed, pace, elevation gain and calories burned. Plus, graph your stats and share them with friends on Twitter.

FitBeat uses the same professional-quality audio stretching algorithms used in broadcast and high-end recording studios. This ensures that the music will sound great at any speed, with no “chipmunk” effect or “warbling” typically heard with inferior audio processing. In addition, our Select by Pace feature automatically selects music by finding songs with tempos close to your exercise cadence to avoid extreme audio stretching/compressing.

Features
★ Studio-quality audio processing
★ Works with your existing playlists and songs* without importing, like the iPod app
★ Large, easy to read displays and oversized media control buttons
★ Select by Pace mode finds songs with tempos that are near your exercise tempo, then adapts them to be perfectly on the beat
★ Accurate exercise session stats tracking for your exercise and body type (requires iPhone or WiFi availability on iPod Touch)
★ Graphs speed and elevation gain over time
★ Supports metric and imperial units
★ Tweet your daily stats and music preferences to involve friends

*FitBeat cannot play DRM-protected music. iTunes songs purchased prior to March 2009 may contain DRM (FairPlay) protection.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's new in version 1.1.0
• Exercise can now be selected from main screen
• Stationary exercises have been consolidated into a single GPS-disabled selection
• Improved tempo matching and stability
• Fixed a bug causing elapsed time to occasionally reset during exercise
• Play/pause is now more responsive
• Several audio playback and song switching issues have been fixed
Our verdict: Ok
  • = FitBeat has average ratings (3-star).
  • + It is currently 60% off its regular price.
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