Support Topic: Using Cadence

What data does Cadence sync to Apple Health?

Currently Cadence only syncs workout type, duration, distance, and energy burned to Apple Health. It doesn’t include map routes or heart rate details that contribute to Activity Rings, though support for those is planned in a future update.

How does the Live Tracking feature work?

Live Tracking: you can turn on Live Tracking from the Settings screen. If you turn it off, your Live Tracking data is removed and your link will no longer work. Update Interval: how often the app will send live tracking data. The more frequently Live Tracking is updated, the more your battery life will be […]

What data fields are available to view during an activity?

Cadence has over 100 data points to choose from! Below is a list as of version 1.5.5: Cadence Fields Cadence: Cycling Current Cadence: Cycling Average Cadence: Cycling Maximum Cadence: Cycling Lap Average Cadence: Cycling Lap Maximum Cadence: Running Current Cadence: Running Average Cadence: Running Maximum Cadence: Running Lap Average Cadence: Running Lap Maximum Steps: Total […]

How do I change between metric and imperial units?

Go to the Settings screen and under Display, tap Data Formats. You’ll then be able to set all the following to your own personal preference: Set distance to Miles or Kilometers. Set elevation to Feet or Meters. Set weight to Pounds or Kilograms. Set temperature to Fahrenheit or Celsius. Set date to mm/dd/yy or dd/mm/yy. […]

How long should my battery last while using Cadence?

Battery life will of course vary depending on your device, battery health, screen brightness, screen layout in Cadence, etc. Please see tips for increasing battery life and more real world tests below. The following tests results were performed with the default “Cycling” screen layout, screen brightness at 50% with the Light theme, and no Bluetooth […]

What’s the difference between routes and turn by turn navigation?

Routes are a feature of Cadence Pro. You can save your existing activities or import .gpx files as routes in Cadence. Those routes show up on the map as a green line when you record an activity so that you can follow them. Turn by turn navigation are routes with added navigation data and are […]

How do I backup/export and import my settings and routes?

There’s a couple ways your settings and routes can get backed up and imported. Settings and routes are included in Apple’s iCloud backups, so if you upgrade your phone and restore it from a backup, your existing settings will be included in that. From the bottom of the main Settings screen, you can export your […]

How do I backup/export and import my activities?

There’s a few ways your activities can get backed up and imported. Note: Cadence can only import activities that were originally created by Cadence at this time. From the bottom of the main History screen, you can export all your activities as a .zip archive. To import, simply select the .zip archive file that was created […]

How are calories estimated?

If you have a power meter Cadence uses that as it’s by far the most accurate way to estimate calorie burn. Otherwise, Cadence uses MET values with adjustments made for grade. Cadence doesn’t currently calculate based on heart rate because testing has shown it to be wildly inaccurate, often producing numbers 30-50% more than expected. I’d rather […]