Spotify may soon know when your workout calls for a pump-up song

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It looks like Spotify is working on an interesting new feature. The music streaming service is currently developing a HealthKit integration for its app. This was found by Chris Messina in Spotify’s iOS app code (via 9to5Mac). For those unfamiliar with HealthKit, it’s an iOS API that allows third-party apps to access data from Apple’s Health app. But why is Spotify working on a HealthKit integration? Well, a post found by Messina – a product designer who is constantly keeping his eyes peeled for upcoming features in Spotify – states that Spotify is developing this feature to “get the right music for your workout”. The message further explains that the app collects data such as distance, pace or speed during your workout. With the information collected, Spotify can match your training sessions with what you listen to and understand which songs motivate you the most.

Now we have to keep in mind that an app must first give permission to access your health data. So Spotify can’t get your health information if you don’t want it to.

However, you will certainly agree that a good pump up number at the right time can put you in the necessary frame of mind and help you break your deadlift or bench press records in the gym. With such a feature, Spotify would know the perfect time to play that one song that gets your blood pumping every time you hear it, helping you get better results from your workout.

Unfortunately, there’s no word from Spotify on this new feature, and we don’t know when the music streaming platform plans to release it.

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