AudioStep - improve your run cadence with BPM match

AudioStep - improve your run cadence with BPM match

By Audioforge Labs Inc.

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2013-06-18
  • Current Version: 2.07
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 4.78 MB
  • Developer: Audioforge Labs Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 14 Ratings


Reduce your risk of injury when running. Run faster! AudioStep helps you to run consistently by running to the beat of all your music. AudioStep analyzes your music and adjusts the tempo on the fly. The pitch does not change. No Chipmunks were harmed building this app! You select your BPM (beats per minute) and all your music plays at that tempo. Initially AudioStep was designed to consistently run at 180 steps per minute by matching each step to the beat of the music playing at 180 beats per minute. Eventually, testers found different use for listening to music at different BPM and so we added a slider where you can set your target BPM going from 120 up to 200 BPM. Studies have found that running at 180 BPM reduces the risk of injuries. Why? The slower the cadence, the longer you are in the air and the harder you land. Slow turn over means more impact, which causes more injury. Most non-elite runners maintain a cadence of around 160 steps per minute. Increasing the step count to 180 per minute will reduce your risk of injury. As a side effect it also makes you run faster. While there have been no studies identified to prove this, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence available online. - Normalized volume (all songs use the same perceived volume, no more Taylor Swift being louder than Metallica, they both are now normalized to the same perceived volume) - Runkeeper support - Bluetooth heart rate monitor support with warnings for high and low heart rates - Voice over status updates (distance, time, split pace, average pace, step count). You can set your own update interval as text entry in miles or meters - 5 eq presets (import for Equalizer presets is in the works) to make it sound the way you want (bassbooster, treble booster, u-shape, extrabass and flat) - Sophisticated Beat Detection library by SampleSumo Read more about a personal account on how AudioStep was developed on our blog at Also please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • Audio Crash Step

    By sina_d
    Started out fairly stable, but this $4.99 app hasn't weathered recent iOS/iTunes updates well. It cuts out during workouts now, plays one song, or can't locate playlists, really unstable. When it was working the UI wasn't sophisticated but it did the trick. adjustable bpm sliding scale. The songs on my playlist are slowed down or speed up to 180bpm for cadence training and the vocals dont sound distorted which is great! I am going to look for other options.
  • Informative and made an impact

    By Trex77🐙
    I'm working on my 1min mile time(beginner level) w/o this app my last mile time was 11:30. This time, it was 10:13!! This app made it easier to stay on track oh and I realized how slow (Bpm) my "workout" song list is.
  • hmm

    By vmmis
    The crossfading between tracks is quite annoying while running when you want to get to a good song. in saying that it was very useful when it worked. Also, i recently updated to ios9 or whatever the new iphone software is, and now it wont load my playlist at all, and freezes. very annoying.
  • Won't work with Apple Music

    By harpangel36
    Please note before buying! This app does not work with Apple Music. All my music is Apple Music now that I am a subscriber. Absolutely no use to me. With millions of Apple Music subscribers out there, I hope this can be changed.
  • Does not work!

    By MichiganBob123
    Terrible waste of money. App crashes as soon as I try to add a song.
  • Crashes with iphone 5 ios7

    By Rosie_t
    When I add a song, it crashes. Never got this to work.
  • Works opposite of what is says

    By juicytwin2
    The bpm work opposite if what it says. Increasing at 120 bmp and slowing down at 180 bpm. Waste of money.
  • What?

    By Donnie Rotten
    Better get to work. Too fast, too slow. Not matching up with my foot pod at all. I'm going thru my whole play list and moving out the songs that aren't working. Seems like the app was suppose to keep me from having to do that.
  • Game changer!

    By Steven Thatcher
    This very well may be the first app I have ever written, and I own several hundred apps. Audio Step solved a very specific problem brilliantly and seamlessly. I started running 5 years ago, and discovered 2 years ago that running 180 steps per minute solved all my shin split problems. I spent hours creating a playlist of my favorite tracks at 180 bpm using Audacity, but it was manual and time consuming. I've run to the same 8-9 songs for 3 years! Audio step seamlessly took songs in my library (makes sure they are downloaded to the device and not just streaming from iTunes Match) and ran them at 180 bpm. Fast and seamless. Loved my first run with Audio Step, very motivating to have new songs. Songs will advance (with a 3-4 second processing delay) if you double click your headphone button. Highly recommended for all runners!
  • Horrible

    By Ljg22
    Keeps crashing while trying to load music