The TrailMix App: Run like a DJ


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Run to the beat of your feet! A magic application that synchronizes your music with your running pace is now reality. No kidding!

The TrailMix app is basically a music player, combined with a state-of-the-art beat analyzer, dynamic gait detector plus a high fidelity audio time stretcher. This means that you now have an audio player that can change the beat of any song you decide to have on your playlist to match your footsteps. Yes, it synchronizes the rhythm of the track to the rhythm of your run whether you’re hiking, running or dancing. In other words, you no longer have to follow the music because the music will follow you.

It works like this: You play a tune from your library, and in a few seconds the app will have determined its exact tempo. The accelerometer sensor built into your device detects the pace of your footsteps automatically. Now TrailMix pitches the beat so it matches your current pace. It’s like having an intelligent personal DJ with you while you're running.

TrailMix also features a “cruise control” mode that turns off step tracking and lets you set your own custom tempo instead. It’s pretty cool if you’re on a longer run and want to hold the pace. We just tried it for a couple of runs and yeah we dig this genius software. Probs to the brothers James and Tom Potter who created it.

To use TrailMix, you’ll need either an iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, or 5; or an iPod touch, 3rd, 4th, or 5th generation.

Have a nice one Forrest!