I am ecstatic to be launching 2.0 of Tempo. While it took way longer than I anticipated, I have enjoyed building it. It’s a labor of love and a lot of running, testing, and throwing away work that I didn’t find good. And it’s looking fantastic! I have said this before, but it needs emphasis again,
Tempo is my daily go to app. I do not run every day, but I use Tempo every day, multiple times on some days, to stay motivated. It provides great insights to help improve and optimize my running.
I can go on detailing every feature here, but instead I will just mention a recent scenario that made me disappointed and smile at the same time. Disappointed because I should have known better after all these years of training and it’s so obvious in retrospect; smile because Tempo revealed it for me: Just a few weeks ago, as I was scrolling through one of the new screens, called Intensity Log, I discovered why I might have crashed so badly during my last marathon. There was an obvious training strain pattern during the last few weeks leading up to the race. Those weeks are meant for recovering/tapering to peak for race performance and not running hard to risk race performance. It was an aha and why did I do that moment - I had already run my race during those weeks of training. Now more aware, I will be able to monitor it easily with Tempo’s new Intensity Log.
If you run with an Apple Watch, you should really give Tempo a shot. As a runner, I can tell you with confidence that there is nothing like Tempo out there! Tempo amplifies the power of Apple Watch as a running device.
(I really believe Apple Watch is a superior running Watch, but I will save 'why are you not running with an Apple Watch' part for a different post)
As promised, the original buyers and patrons of Tempo 1.0 will have premium access to all the pro features until August 15th, 2019. Thank you for your support.
Release Notes for 2.0.1
Tempo has been completely rebuilt, with more insights, graphs, and beautiful new design to keep it simple, yet powerful!
Here’s a quick list of new features:
- Dashboard: The new dashboard tab shows quick running totals and intensity trend along with fast access to new reports.
- Cumulative Graph: In addition to the weekly and monthly totals, cumulative graph has been updated to show average pace and highlight days of weeks/months you run.
- Intensity Log: All new in 2.0 is the Intensity Log. It’s a fantastic addition to understand training pattern and identify stress as well as improvements.
- Trending Averages: The average runs and miles per week (or month) header on Cumulative Graph screen in 1.0 was so useful that it has been expanded to provide more averages along with a quick current trend for each averaged data point.
- Notes: We have all been waiting for this one.. With 2.0 you can add your personal insights to every run. It is stored encrypted on your device and backed up to your iCloud account.
- Tags: This is another frequently asked item that you are going to love. Tags are so useful to remember a run, race, location, etc. Tags on a run also appear on your Runlog screen. You can lookup for all the runs with a given set of tags using the new Filter feature.
- Pace & Heart Rate Graphs: Yes, it’s here too! Not just static, these graphs are interactive - you can scroll and pinch to zoom.
- Cadence: This is an experimental feature, but the data looks promising, so it’s been added. More to come.
- New subscription model: These new pro features require Tempo premium subscription. I hope you will show your support by subscribing. It takes a lot of time and effort to build a quality app like Tempo. I love working on it; but in order for Tempo to survive and thrive as a product for all of us as runners, it requires a lot more than just being a side-project done on nights and weekends.
- Patronage: If you originally paid for Tempo in the AppStore or paid for pre-2.0 patronage, you will have access to all pro features of Tempo Premium subscription for the next 2 years. Thank you!
- A lot more behind the scenes: Tempo 2.0 has a lot of behind the scenes optimizations that will further enable next set of features on the roadmap. I look forward to keep working on them and adding more helpful insights to help us run better.