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.
- 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
Works great, very useful for injury prevention
This app works great! I use it to reduce my running injuries by keeping a high cadence.
You need to grant it full access to the Health app in iPhone. That’s why I guess it didnt work for other people.
Doesn't work on iPhone 7
I just tried this and it doesn't work on my iPhone 7. Always says cadence is 0 spm. Tried the test feature and run settings and neither works.
When the app first starts you have to give permission for the app to access the health data on the iPhone. Without the access to Healthkit the accelerometer will not be giving information to the RunCadence app. If you miss this warning upon opening the first time you can go under settings and allow RunCadence the necessary permissions.
Wanted to Like It
Started the app, gave me cadence, heart rate and distance. Stopped to check, said Start Run. No workout saved, no data, no way to stop the app. I guess I’ll go back to a proven app.
- RunCadence, LLC
- 24.7 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- 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
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.