Mark Zuckerberg declared 2016 his “Year of Running,” with the aim to log 365 miles this year, and over 85,000 people have joined his Facebook group devoted to the cause. But let’s be real: Jogging on the treadmill can get a little boring. Fitness equipment company Technogym is hoping to make quality time on the treadmill more fun by making the first music interactive treadmill, allowing runners to run to the beat of what’s on their workout playlists.
Runners are able to stream their personal music through the treadmill. The treadmill selects what songs to play from the playlist according to the number of steps taken per minute. So it will save those club bangers for the peak of your workout.
When your gait synchs with the music pumping through your headphones, it feels more natural, and fast songs will make you want to stay at a fast pace. Check out the video below to get a first look at the treadmill: