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TrailMix… portable music and walking along the St Lawrence

April 17, 2015 by Mike

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TrailMix-Icon-128I’m going off the beaten path with this post; not so much about boats, but about beats.  I found a neat app I thought I’d share with you, one that I tried on my daily 20 minute walk, and loved!  Whether you’re walking along the St. Lawrence River or elsewhere, I think you’ll find it useful if you walk while listening to your portable music player collection.

It’s a music player called TrailMix Music Player from Resonant Technologies, LLC.  (By the way, I’m not affiliated in any way with them, nor do I get any compensation from them.  I just though I’d share a cool app with you today!)

What makes it different?  It matches the tempo of the song you’re playing to your stride!  It’s that simple but it works great. If you like a stroll, the music matches it.  If you like to jog, the music matches it.  It works with your music collection (after I installed it, it immediately allowed me to play my iTunes collection).  The songs play one after another so there’s no stopping in mid-run/walk to change anything.

Their website describes their “With the Pace Playlist” feature, which combines the best of both worlds: playlist creation and live tempo adjustment. Using a Pace Playlist, you can make a playlist simply by selecting a speed. The app automatically finds songs at or near the pace you’ve selected.TrailMix app

You can download it from the iTunes Store (iPhone only), it comes in a free version (the one I’m using) and a Pro version for $3.99, and their website is http://www.trailmixapp.com/

So there ya go!  I also wanted to mention how neat it is to follow so many neat 1000 Islanders on Twitter – you really know how to keep me feeling a bit closer to that great place.  I’m fascinated by the info on ship traffic and some of the pics included are super!  Keep on tweetin’ !

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Mike


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