Measuring cadence with fitness trackers and smartwatches, why it matters - 05-12


Running cadence is one of the most commonly used metrics to evaluate running form. It is also one of the easiest ways to go quicker and improve on your running time. Put simply, running cadence is the total number of steps (SPM) you make in 60 seconds. Generally, the higher your running cadence, the quicker you are going. This is because forward movement only happens when your feet strike the ground. The only other way to go quicker is to increase your stride length.