Jog.fm is a music search that helps users find songs that fit their workout. Users can look for songs that match the pace they will be running, walking or cycling at. The user begins by entering their average mile time. Users can also browse popular workout music to find songs they like. Users can search for existing routes or plot a new route to help them decide which music to incorporate into their workout routine. The music gives users something to enjoy while working out and can be used as a timer or a way to help the user keep their pace as they walk, jog or ride. Users can also view the newest and most popular play lists or those that received the best star ratings.Show more screenshots »
Jog.fm was created by individuals who love to run. Although they aren’t professional or marathon runners, they enjoyed the workout. The founders often realized that they frequently found themselves asking others for workout song recommendations, especially when the current playlist was getting stale. The result was the creation of Jog.fm. The application hasn’t received significant attention on the web, but currently maintains an active community and many interesting play lists.
There are a number of online radio stations that cater to the user’s personal preferences. Applications like Pandora Radio let users refine their list over time. Jog.fm is one of the few that is geared towards workout music specifically. Users can choose songs that match their jogging pace, a feature that is not found with a basic streaming music station. Users can also look for existing play lists and plan a route to help them find music that fits.
Jog.fm has a unique feel that leaves a strong impression with the user. Visitors are greeted by a large grassy banner of someone jogging. The layout is nicely organized so anyone can quickly find music, play lists or plot their journey on a map. There is minimal clutter, although users will find some advertisements on the site. These are kept along the sides and don’t hinder the user’s ability to navigate.
A new user can join the Jog.fm community by licking the black “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The form on the next page includes two blue buttons, one for Facebook and one for Twitter. Users who prefer to create a new account can provide their username, email address and password in the fields provided below the buttons. The user is automatically logged in after successfully submitting the form.
Jog.fm is available to all users for free. Users can create as many play lists as they like or access existing play lists without paying anything. The site also includes a form that lets users suggest a song that is not currently available on the site. Free is a good way to go because Jog.fm doesn’t offer much more than a way to entertain the user while jogging, walking or cycling. The service has its benefits, but would be far less attractive to most users if there was a fee involved.
Jog.fm is a great tool for anyone who likes to jog, walk, cycle or work out. The application lets users choose music that fits their personal pace as well as their listening preferences. User can suggest new songs and download the Jog.fm iPhone app. There is no Android version offered at this time which may disappoint some users. The website is easy to navigate and gives the user a decent selection of music to work with.