RunCadence was developed by two physical therapists to help the running community apply step rate to running via real time step rate notification and metronome. RunCadence App accesses the HealthKit on your IOS device that you already use and enjoy.
Cadence refers to the number of steps per minute (spm), and is a simple metric to help runners reduce their step length to help reduce the shock of impact at landing. Over the past few years,studies have emerged that highligh the role of cadence to correct common running related injuries (RRIs). As little as a five percent increase in step rate, while keeping running velocity constant, has been shown to reduce shock absorption at the level of the knee by 20 percent. Additionally, increasing cadence by 10 percent above preferred leads to a wider step width and a more level foot placement, which can afford distinct benefits for runners regardless of foot strike pattern.
Start using RunCadence to get more in tune with your running. While no shortcuts or “hacks” to running exist, gait retraining using cadence is the next best thing.
We encourage runners to go through the one-minute baseline test under “TEST” to determine your unique cadence.Upon completion, you’ll receive cadence values of +2.5, +5%, +7.5%, and +10% above preferred, which are meaningful values based on scientific consensus. These values can then be used as targets during training.
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Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. **For use on iPhone 6 and newer.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- Runcadence Learn renamed to Runcadence Test
- Adds +2.5% setting to Test summary
- Adds ability to change distance units from mi to km
- Updates watch app's haptic metronome to beat in full time
- Fixes issue that caused audio metronome to not sound while running in the background
- Fixes audio to mix with other audio sources from other apps
Ratings and Reviews
It doesn’t provide me with beat to sync my run. Since many running apps can used with watch alone without the iPhone, this app would be useful if we can get tempo beat through headphones connected to Apple Watch. Until then this app is off no use. You have free running apps which tell your cadence during and after run.
After looking at positive reviews, I spent the $5, downloaded app and used it. EXTREMELY disappointing and I would NOT recommend it. When you are done with the running session it does not store your data. I used this with my apple watch, and although it is good to see your cadence while you run, it would be better to have it available later on when you are finsihed running. ALSO, the cadence value does stand out, but the font size on the watch is too small for the other information to be seen well (duration, distance). It doesn't work with the native workout app, so overall a BAD experience
It seems the developer has abandoned this app. It hasn’t had an update in over a year. I am fairly tech savvy, so I began using RunCadence thinking I could apply the correct permissions required to make it work right. Unfortunately I cannot make it work either. I would really like for this app to work right because it is exactly what I need. I am willing to work with the developers to get things setup right however I do not see any options for support.
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- RunCadence, LLC
- 30.5 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2016 RunCadence LLC