Check out this review of PaceDJ on 148apps!

http://www.148apps.com/reviews/pacedj-review/

 

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Pacing Technologies, LLC Is Celebrating!

Apple recognizes PaceDJ as a “New and Noteworthy” healthcare/fitness app!  Until July 24, 2011, PaceDJ costs only $0.99, instead of $4.99!  Go try it out!

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RunningShoesGuru.com Reviews PaceDJ

The fine folks over at RunningShoesGuru.com are running a contest to hear what users think about PaceDJ. 

Here’s the link: http://www.runningshoesguru.com/2011/07/a-new-iphoneipod-running-app-pacedj/

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PaceDJ is among Apple’s “New and Noteworthy” healthcare and fitness apps!

Check it out on the App Store!  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pacedj/id446225183?mt=8

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PaceDJ launches for iPhone and iPod Touch!

Pacing Technologies, LLC Press Release

PaceDJ, the music app that creates music mixes for a user’s optimum target exercise pace, launched today for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Pacing Technologies, LLC, an innovator in exercise pacing technology, released PaceDJ, a powerful exercise pacing application for iPhone and iPod Touch. PaceDJ provides energizing, customized music mixes based on the user’s target exercise pace. Using songs already on a user’s iPod or iPhone, the app allows users to synchronize their steps to the tempo of songs—and ultimately attain breakthrough fitness results.

San Diego, CA, June 30, 2011 – Pacing Technologies, LLC today, June 30, 2011, launched PaceDJ, a music application for iPhone and iPod Touch, which helps runners, walkers, and cyclists attain breakthrough fitness results by creating music mixes that help users synchronize their feet with the music they love.

PaceDJ works by determining the tempo of each song that is saved on a user’s iPhone or iPod Touch, based on its beats per minute (BPM).  The app then allows the user to set his or her target exercise pace, either in steps or rotations per minute. Next, the app creates customized pacing playlists drawn from the user’s iPhone or iPod Touch music library. The clincher is that these mixes are comprised of songs with BPMs that closely match the user’s target exercise pace. Ultimately, the user naturally synchronizes his or her steps with the song’s tempo. This can help runners, walkers, and cyclists maintain an optimum pace, while also being a powerful source of motivation.

When users first set up PaceDJ, the app instructs them to select their activity type (whether running, walking, or cycling). The app then uses the activity type to estimate what the user’s correct BPM is. Next, the app delivers an initial music mix, drawn from the music on their iPhone or iPod, which is in based on this pacing. After this setup process, users can easily increase or decrease the target pace, which then updates the music mix to meet the new target exercise pace.

PaceDJ also offers one-of-a-kind features that make the app extremely user-friendly. For one, the app prioritizes songs in mixes according to users’ preferences, based on whether users “like” or “dislike” songs they hear in the mix. Additionally, the app selects songs based upon an energy ranking, which deprioritizes lower energy songs unless a user “likes” them.

Finally, PaceDJ allows users to include songs at half the tempo and twice the tempo of their target exercise pace. This feature expands the number of songs that the app can choose from, which increases the variety of music mixes.

To learn more about PaceDJ, please visit https://www.pacedj.comPaceDJ is for sale at the Apple Apps Store for $4.99.

Pacing Technologies, LLC helps people achieve fitness goals by providing music pacing products that motivate and make exercise enjoyable. The company is based in San Diego, CA.  William Turner, founder of Pacing Technologies, LLC, enjoys running, cycling, and music and has experience developing new products and business opportunities in the consumer electronics industry. 


Contact Information
William Turner
Pacing Technologies, LLC
management@pacedj.com

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Benefits of Cross-Training

When I was a long distance runner in high school and college, our coaches encouraged us to do lots of cross-training.  As I get closer to 40, its pretty clear to me how important it is to maintain core strength and flexibility through cross-training, especially if I want to stay in good running shape.

I liked this article in Runners World UK which points to the value of swimming as a great way to cross-train if you are a runner.  Worth a read if you want to mix up your fitness routine!

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Amazing study about the impact of a healthy lifestyle…

I found this amazing article on Reuters which explains how making comprehensive lifestyle changes, including better diet and more exercise, can lead to  “swift and dramatic changes at the genetic level,” according to U.S. researchers.

Very inspiring! 

-The Management

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So you say I can use my music to pace my workout? How does that work?

Great question!   First of all, please check out FAQ page for more information to help you understand how you can pace yourself with music.

Aside from that, here’s the scoop.  When you do an activity with a regular step rate (like running, walking, cycling, snowboarding, etc), you take a certain number of steps per minute.  (In the case of snowboarding, I guess its “carves/minute).  Most people don’t really know how many steps/minute they take though, which is where PaceDJ can help.

This article by James Sundquist, explains generally the pace zones that are typical for running, walking, and cycling.  Check it out.

Here are my paces for different activities:

  • My quick walk is 130 steps/minute,
  • My up-tempo run run is about 160 steps/minute,
  • My cycle RPM range when on a spin cycle is between 70-120 RPM.

So, when I run, I set PaceDJ at 160BPM.  The app assembles a mix of songs from my device library that were recorded at 160BPM, which matches my running pace.  The mix keeps me on pace, even when I’m tired out towards the end of the run. 

Try it out!

-The Management

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Preparing for Launch!

After months of beta testing, PaceDJ is amost ready for launch on the Apple Apps Store!  We’ve been running and walking with the app for a long time now, and we can tell you just how much better workouts are when you’ve got a custom-tempo mix of your favorite music playing.

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