How to measure your cadence

Cadence is the number of steps you take per minute (SPM) and is influenced by your height, fitness level, weight, stride, and leg length.

Measuring your cadence with Weav is easy! Follow these simple instructions

  1. Launch Weav and choose “Detect My Tempo”

  2. Go for a one mile run at an even pace (11:00 mile, 10:00 mile, 9:30, 9, 8:30, 8:00, etc.)

  3. Once you finish, save the activity and take a look at your average steps per minute (a.k.a. cadence), then record these into the spreadsheet you’ll receive upon signing up

This number is your baseline cadence!

For beginners, it’s best to have a cadence greater than 160 steps per minute, with the goal of achieving an ideal cadence of around 180 SPM. Want to know how to optimize and improve your cadence? Click here!


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