2. “Step to the Beat” cadence marker to improve run efficiency
Unless you’ve run competitively, you probably haven’t paid too much attention to your running cadence—and Vi is exceptionally good at highlighting room for improvement. When you run, particularly for longer distances, you might have a tendency to stride and take long steps. That slower cadence could increase your odds for injury over time because there’s more stress falling on your knee joints. On your very first run, Vi will calculate what your cadence is, then let you know where it falls on the spectrum (180 is typically cited as the optimal number). If she says your number is higher than this, she’ll ask if you want help adjusting your stride. You can say “yes” or “no” into the headset’s built-in microphone. If you say “yes,” Vi will start playing a beat that’ll coincide with the optimal cadence. The idea is to match your steps with each beat, like you’re following a metronome. This will help you become a better runner over the long haul.
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