Support Topic: Using Cadence

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. The following tests results were performed with the default “Cycling” screen layout, screen brightness at 50%, and no Bluetooth sensors connected. Though the phones were sitting still, GPS was active so all the stats were processing […]

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 […]

Why is my running cadence lower than other apps?

Cadence counts running cadence like cycling cadence, so one foot is one revolution, rather than each foot individually. That’s how devices like Garmin and Polar do it, but apps like Apple Workouts and Runkeeper count each foot individually, which would be double what Cadence shows.

How do I customize the data that shows up on the Computer screen?

Go to Settings > Screen Layouts. Tap the Screen you’d like to customize, or add a new one. On the Screen you’re customizing: Tap “Add” next to a row to add another row above or below it. Tap “Remove” to remove the row. Tap “Size” to change the height of the row. You can have […]