Keep your running pace with Faster for iPhone

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How many times have you started your run with the intent of finishing your mile in a specific amount of time, then halfway through give-up and slow down, promising to do better next time? Now what if your music slowed down when you slowed down -- would that be enough to keep up your pace? If yes, then Faster for iPhone is for you.

With Faster for iPhone, you will will be motivated by your dislike for horrible, slow music to keep your pace. Just tell Faster how far you plan to run and how long you want your run to take. It will use GPS data during your run to determine if your pace is fast enough to meet your goal. If you run too slow, Faster will slow down your music.

Some other features include voice feedback, calorie burn tracking, detailed logs, and achievements. You can also compete with your friends (and strangers) for total distance and best times.

I tested out Faster this evening and it works as advertised. When I slowed my pace, hearing the slow, distorted music was definitely a motivator to pick up my pace.

The whole point of Mobile Nations Fitness Month was to help you get motivated to take fitness seriously and make lifestyle changes to better your health -- maybe Faster for iPhone will help you keep that momentum going.

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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Keep your running pace with Faster for iPhone


This actually sounds kind of dangerous. That's not how you're supposed to run. You should be listening to your body and pacing yourself based on feel (or even a heart rate monitor), not a machine you programmed before your run that isn't actually tracking your heart rate and doesn't know how your body feels. If your pace is slowing down during your run, that's a pretty good indication that you should have been running slower to start and/or you're aiming a little too high.
To be fair, it's a neat concept if used responsibly. If it were to also provide negative feedback for going too fast, it could serve as a good training tool for runners trying to learn just what their target 5k/10k/half marathon/marathon pace feels like.

Kudos to this comment; improper training (over or under-doing it) leads to injury and no more training for a while. Worst case scenario is being D E A D. If you're simply the lazy sort who caves easily at the slightest amount of discomfort, this might be a good part of a running program, but I think the unfit folks out there just getting started with some walking/light jogging would benefit from this best with decreased risk along the way.

Interesting concept - I think it would be more distracting than anything though. Better to concentrate on good running and breathing techniques (IMHO) than on the music.