Reebok FitList is a free app for Spotify and it provides a few methods for creating the perfect soundtrack to work out to.
Personally I get bored with familiar playlists while out running and a little new music can go long way to putting more pep in each step. However, a totally random selection can throw you a few curve balls, especially if you’re hoping to step to a consistent beat.
Not everyone likes to run to music, but for those who do, choosing the right songs and placing them in the right order can be helpful for motivation.
Through the new app, users can specify an activity such as jogging, yoga, dancing, walking or training; set an intensity level and the length of the workout. From there, choose an artist to base the playlist around and The Echo Nest’s information about every song in the Spotify catalog helps to create a playlist.
The end result includes songs by the chosen artist as well as similar tracks to spice things up and add a little fresh flavour.
If you’re stumped for inspiration, users can also choose from Rebook FitList playlists which are curated by Reebok, athletes, celebrities and other users. Not a bad idea if you want to fit in a quick run around the block and you don’t have time to fiddle with the settings.
If you are feeling creative, you can create playlists and share them with others. The music selections can be played for free on any computer with Spotify, and you can add them to your permanent collection.
Why I’m Curious: I feel like athletic companies are consistently delivering on a customer-centric approach, and something this simple adds such value to a customer’s daily life style with a product they most likely use daily. However, it seems other industries are missing the boat. What if your credit card company had an app for dinner suggestions based on what your friends or Twitter followers are making?
Source: The Next Web