A good playlist is probably the second most important thing on a run, after shoes. We know it takes a lot to get your running music right, so we’re thrilled to announce that we’re integrating with Spotify Running!
Spotify Running detects your tempo, matches it with songs with similar beats per minute (BPM), and you can manually adjust the tempo of the music along the run as you speed up or slow down. You’ll be able to directly access Spotify Running from the music controls section on the Runkeeper start screen which fast-switch you to Spotify Running. From there, you can get all set up and then fast-switch back to Runkeeper to start your run. You can easily switch between the two services during the run to skip that song that just isn’t right or search for the next Bieber track. Oh, and did we mention this is completely free to all Runkeeper and Spotify users?
We get all giddy over music over here at Runkeeper, so we can’t wait to see how you use it to push yourself a bit further. We’ll continue to update the feature to help you keep the pace and go the extra mile. And if you’re in need of some inspiration, be sure to check out this recap of what songs we’ve seen help speed you up, pace you, or are just plain popular amongst us runners.
This update is iOS-only for now, but we’re working fast to bring it to Android, with some new bells and whistles. This integration also replaces Runkeeper DJ.
*Using Spotify to stream music will use data. Check data usage with your carrier.