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This Fitness App Will Make You Smarter About How To Workout

Music has the power to move us and Rock My World is proving that this is literal. The creators of RockMyRun – a unique running app that combines ...

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|Dec 16|magazine8 min read

Music has the power to move us and Rock My World is proving that this is literal.

The creators of RockMyRun – a unique running app that combines high energy mixes specifically designed for people working  out – is introducing a new beat to the mix: myBeat™ Heart.

The RockMyRun app already features myBeat™ Body Driven Music that responds to your body’s pace to adjust the mix tempo. myBeat™ Manual allows you to change the music at any time to experience the power of music matched to you while myBeat™ MatchMe Runner/Walker uses data from the accelerator in your smartphone to adjust the mix tempo to keep your pace consistent.

The latest feature, however, takes it to another level.

By measuring heart rate data transmitted via Bluetooth from any wearable heart rate device, myBeat™ Heart adjusts the tempo of the music you are listening to during your workout based on your physical exertion. It takes underutilized fitness data and uses it to create a real-time content-based response.

“RockMyRun is creating an experience that has never been done before by combining biometric data with dynamic, curated mixes specifically designed for exercise motivation to significantly improve people’s experiences,” explained Adam Riggs-Zeigen, Rock My World’s CEO and co-founder. “Everyone has felt the highs and lows of an exercise regimen. If we can constantly make exercise better and more fun, we have the power to help people stick with their goals and achieve things they never thought possible.”

Benefits of Running with Music

According to RockMyRun, there are major benefits that come from running with music that can be analyzed under a scientific and emotional lens.

There are numerous scientific studies that show that music can have a positive effect on runners and people working out. Here are four from the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport:

1. Listening to music increases your time to exhaustion up to 15 percent longer than normal.

2. It decreases your oxygen needs by 7 percent while exerting yourself.

3. The combination helps you cover 2.1 percent more distance in the same amount of time.

4. Including music helps you experience more positive feelings about the workout.

From a non-scientific perspective, listening to the right music can evoke an emotional response in people. From sad to happy to nostalgic or energized, music has the ability to alter an individual’s physical, mental and emotional state of being.

The Future of Health-Tracking Apps

The surge of smart watches and continued innovation from fitness tracking devices makes heart rate monitoring and training less intrusive, easier and more consumable for millions of people. Naturally, apps that are compatible with such devices will only continue to grow.

myBeat™ Heart appeals to runners and walkers and also brings the power of personalized, body-driven music to those participating in cycling, resistance training, and non-cadence based activities.

RockMyRun with myBeat™ Heart is available for free download and supported on iOS devices. RockMyRun alone is available for both iOS and Android devices.