Adidas and Spotify teamed up to create a first-of-its-kind app that uses the iPhone's accelerometer to match your favorite music to your running intensity
If you're like us, great beats are a non-negotiable element to any cardio workout. Running without music? Hard pass. And sure, making a preset running playlist is great, but sometimes you just want to get up and go without wasting any time. Cue the new Adidas go app.
Adidas has partnered with Spotify to launch a first-of-its-kind running app: The iPhone's accelerometer calculates your stride rate, then Adidas go uses that data to play tracks with matching beats per minute based on your preferred playlists and genres—all while you're on the run. Woah.
"For many people, having the right music playing while you run can provide the perfect boost of energy to enhance your running experience," Adrian Leek, the general manager of Adidas Running, said in a press release. "Adidas go lets your energy level control the music that plays during your run, so you're always in control. For the first time, instead of runners listening to music, music will listen to runners." Pretty cool, right?
Once you're finished, you have the option to replay your run to review your distance, time, pace, and Adidas miCoach Runscore, as well as save your favorite new tracks from the workout to your Spotify collection. You can also share your run on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can show off your running skills and your awesome music taste to all of your friends (and, you know, make anyone who doesn't have an iPhone jealous!). Win-win.