Part 1. What Is Spotify Running and Why It is Great
Spotify running is a special feature designed for users to listen to while jogging. By matching the music tempo to your running cadence, it will keep you motivated to run harder and further. It uses the phone's internal sensors to track and analysis your steps. And then pick out the proper workout music from its large library for you.
How to Use Spotify Running
1. To get started with running, you can pick a playlist and the app will detect your running stride in steps per minute by using the accelerometer and gyroscope .
2. Spotify will use the data to find tracks with the same tempo based on your listening history and preferences automatically. It supports the tempos between 140 and 190 steps per minute.
3. You can also change the tempo you want manually from the main screen.
Running Originals and Running Playlists
Running feature was available for both Spotify free and premium users on iOS or Andorid. However, user can't select any music freely. The music that are available are the running originals and the running playlists.
The former ones are written by the world's foremost DJs. They include the playlists Burn, Epic, Blissed Out, Lock the Flow, Seasons, and The Chase.
The latter ones are the playlists generated automatically from Spotify based on your listening history. Each playlist is focused on a genre pop, rock, country, rap and so on. They change as you run each time.
Why It is Great
With the advanced algorithm, the playlistes are customized for everyone that will meet individual taste perfectly. There is literally a playlist for everyone. Besides, Spotify tries to only play the high-energy parts of each song and then fades into another track without abrupt stop or transition. By the time you was sick of a song, Spotify was already moving to the next.
View also: Top 10 Spotify Playlists for Running