Let the music propel you.
Get the most out of your workout music. Tempo is a 100% FREE app which adjusts YOUR music by BPM (beats per minute) in order to optimize your fitness performance. We take music from your Spotify library and use our algorithms to personalize it for you. As the music is all from your Spotify account, we know it’s all songs that you like.
Our app was created in a joint effort from athletes and highly talented software engineers from the University of California, Berkeley, so we really understand how to utilize music in improving your gym performance.
Why our app is different:
1. It’s all of YOUR songs!
2. It’s 100% FREE to use and sign up too!
3. YOU control the pace of the songs you listen to!
What we offer:
- Structure your songs by tempo
- Increase/Decrease the pace of your songs to match the tempo you desire.
- A recommender system in case your song library doesn’t have songs in the required BPM range.
Research on the interplay of music and exercise dates to at least 1911, when it was found that cyclists pedaled faster while a band was playing than when it was silent. Since then psychologists have conducted around a hundred studies on the way music changes people’s performance in a variety of physical activities. Looking at the research as a whole, a few clear conclusions emerge. Two of the most important qualities of workout music are tempo—or speed—and what psychologists call rhythm response. In a 2012 study, participants who cycled in time to music required 7 percent less oxygen to do the same work as cyclists who did not synchronize their movements with background music. Music, it seems, can function as a metronome, helping someone maintain a steady pace, reducing false steps and decreasing energy expenditure.