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Bowlegged Turtle Designs, LLC, a company that builds innovative apps using cutting-edge audio technologies, has come up with FitBeat, a unique iOS app built specifically for runners and exercise enthusiasts.
FitBeat – A Media Player
FitBeat is a unique iOS app for runners and other fitness enthusiasts. It senses the tempo of your workout then automatically fits songs from your music library to that rhythm, so you are always exercising to the beat! It also accurately tracks and graphs your stats and lets you share them with friends.
FitBeat is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. It can be useful for running, walking, aerobics, stairsteppers, elliptical, inline skating, and swimming.
How Does it Work?
FitBeat works in three steps. First it analyzes the music and determines the tempo of each song. Next the tempo of the physical motion is determined using the motion sensors. Then the music is made to perfectly fit your tempo using a studio-quality audio stretching process.
The device should be located on a part of your body that’s moving regularly. For example a cyclist can strap it to his leg rather than placing it in his pocket.
Fitbeat automatically synchronizes the tempo of the music to the cadence of your exercise. It constantly adjusts the music to match your movements.
Using GPS or WiFi, FitBeat displays the detailed statistics of your daily exercise sessions such as Elapsed time, total distance, average speed, max. speed, pace, elevation gain and caloric burn rate. It also helps you to share these details with your friends on Twitter.
Fitbeat’s familiar media interface, large, bright displays and oversized buttons are user friendly.
Its audio engine uses the professional-grade processing used in broadcasting and high-end recording studios. It’s Select by Pace mode selects songs that match the tempo of the person exercising, to ensure that the music sounds good even when they are stretched. So an appreciable quality difference can be felt.
Price / Download
FitBeat is priced at a reasonable $1.99. You can find FitBeat on the App Store.
For more information about this product, visit Bowlegged Turtle Designs website.