Calculating BPM for #FITunes

(Reposted from National Running Day discussion board on Facebook.)

When I workout to music, I like to fall into sync with the beat. For example, it’s very natural for me to take about 170 steps per minute when I run, so I like to listen to music that has 170 BPM (beats per minute) like Misirlou from Dick Dale & His Del-Tones.

To find the BPM of a song and save it to iTunes, search for “BPM detection software iTunes”. On a Mac, I personally use:

For Automatic Detection:

Manual Detection:

Finally, to determine your running pace in BPM, download this awesome free MP3 file from