Have questions about MyFitnessDJ? If these FAQs don't provide an answer, please email: support@myfitnessdj.com

 

Q: What's new in MyFitnessDJ version 2.9.22 (released Oct 30, 2017)

  • Updated Layouts for iPhone X
  • "Tap the beat" added to "Tempo Adjust" in Tools
  • Lock emoji in track list edit view to indicate track with DRM
  • When saving to iCloud, incompatible playlist names can be converted
  • Fixed bug that caused last track to repeat instead of restart playlist
  • Fixed add track via URL

     

Q: What's new in MyFitnessDJ version 2.9.21 (released Oct 5, 2017)

  • MyFitnessDJ Scoreboard gets playlist length Individual Racing to display class length leaderboards
  • View MFDJ iCloud playlists in Files app with iOS11 
  • Get Power data from BLE sensors with Studio Edition subscription
  • Fixed crash in tracklist in iOS 9

Q: What's new in MyFitnessDJ version 2.9.20 (released Sept 26, 2017)

  • All Presets & new cues get Auto size by default
  • Now red cues use "Best" instead of "Anaerobic
  • Save all playlists from device to icloud with one tap (Tools > Backup > Use iCloud)
  • Better tempo adjust for Apple Music tracks
  • TickerTape ghost in track list to preview zones for entire playlist
  • YouTube tracks get preview icon in track list
  • New Scoreboard displays: Indiviual Racing + Individual Racing normalized

 

Q: I just downloaded MyFitnessDJ. Where do I start? 

Watch Build your first Playlist in 98 seconds or Click here for a simple click by click primer. You'll see how quickly MyFitnessDJ will make your workout or group fitness class even better. 
 

Q: What's new in MyFitnessDJ version 2.9.19 (released April 24, 2017)

  • Fixed music progress issues when playing Apple Music
  • Changed UP / DOWN / HOLD cues to Emojis for Scoreboard Range Rage and High/Low Scrimmage. 

Q: What's new in MyFitnessDJ version 2.9.18 (released March 7, 2017)

  • Added "Set to NOW" button in cue detail to change an existing cue to current playtime 
  • Watt Squares are now transparent when superimposed on a video track
  • Studio Edition now has Alternative Colors setting which are reflected in presets and Scoreboard Display
  • MFDJ Zone Glow - in tools, connect a HomeKit enabled light to allow your working zone colors to be displayed for all to see (requires Studio Edition in-app purchase)
 

Q: What's new in MyFitnessDJ version 2.9.17 (released January 16, 2017)

  • Added Restore or Manage Subscriptions in Tools menu. If you've subscribed to Power Pack or Studio Edition on one device, this activates those features on other devices using your iTunes account.

  • Better Power Data from several equipment types. Much better data from Spinner IONs.

  • Fixed play progress bug when advancing from a video on the device. 
 

Q: How can I duplicate a playlist so I can use it as a template for a new playlist? 

Select the playlist you want to duplicate, tap Back to return your list of of playlists, then tap Add > Duplicate Active Playlist. Now you'll have a duplicated playlist with COPY added to the name. Select the new playlist and tap Edit > Rename if you want to give a different name then make changes to the duplicated playlist without changing your original. 
 

Q: How can I copy a track with its cues from one playlist to another?  

Tap and hold the track in its original playlist to select copy. Then select the new playlist, tap and hold the track that's BEFORE the desired location and select paste. If you've just created the second playlist and it doesn't have any tracks yet, add a dummy track from your music library to tap and hold so you can paste. Once your copied track has been added you can delete the dummy track - swipe left and confirm delete.

 

Q: How do I change the tempo (BMP) of a track?  

With Power Pack subscription active, turn on Tempo Adjust in tools, then you can either:

1) swipe up or down on any playing screen to adjust tempo or

2) adjust the third wheel of any cue time to change that track's tempo each time it plays.

Tracks with BMP listed in iTunes will display BMP and tracks without BMP listed in iTunes will simply display a percentage of original tempo. If you change the tempo by setting the third wheel on a cue, that change will persist as long as the track plays and no other tempo change happens from swiping or another cue. So if you want a track to always play 10% faster, set the first cue at 0:00 and set the third wheel to 110%.

 

Q: What's new in MyFitnessDJ version 2.9.16 (released November 30, 2016)

  • TickerTape - color ribbon that conveys zone sequence and current position. It's generated from track data and displayed in all play tracks after activating Power pack and turning on in tools.

  • #MFDJtrending - add tracks sourced from Apple Music to the trending list, then promote your ideas with a Facebook post. Read all about it.

  • SoundMojis - add a SoundMoji to any cue for a precisely timed sound effect, or add a couple to the name of the playlist to display in the nav bar for impromptu sound effects. Here's a list of MFDJ SoundMojis.

  • Enhanced Video Display - can be turned on in tools after activating Studio Edition. This enhanced AirPlay view makes tracks sourced with video - YouTube, Vimeo, iTunes Movies or Camera Roll videos - the main thing, but overlays TickerTape and countdown timers. The effect is beautiful, the results are amazing!

Q: I use MyFitnessDJ with a MyZone display (or Coach by Color system) so the color zones are not the same. Is there any way to make them match?

  • Sure! Activate the Studio Edition subscription, tap Tools > AlternativeColors. Each time you turn it on or off, you get the option to transpose the working zone colors of the current playlist. When turned on, Alternative colors substitutes Blue / Green / Yellow / Orange / Red with Grey 

    / Blue / Green / Yellow / Red as the color zones. 

Q: I use (and love!!) Schwinn's Class Tamer, but am curious about some of MyFitnessDJ's features. Is there an easy way to transfer my Class Tamer playlists to MyFitnessDJ?

Q: I really wish MyFitnessDJ could do... (cool thing that MFDJ already does)

 

Q: I'm having trouble with playlists progressing correctly that have Apple Music tracks since iOS11 launched. What can I do?

  • After the launch of iOS11 (9/19/17) Apple Music tracks are loading differently. Even if you've not upgraded to iOS11, there could be play problems. Try turning off Crossfade in tools. I'm working on a fix as quickly as possible.

Q: After updating to iOS 10.3, tracks from Apple Music don't progress correctly causing play to jump to a random track from my library that is not in the MyFitnessDJ playlist. What can I do?

This issue was fixed with MFDJ v 2.9.19 released on 4/24/17. If you are still having this or a similar issue, please contact support.
 

Q: After updating to iOS10, I can't play music or add tracks. How can I fix this?

  • Please check the privacy settings for MyFitnessDJ in the Settings app. Open Setting app, scroll to your list of apps, find MyFitnessDJ and tap. Starting with iOS10, there are new privacy requirements to use music from the iTunes music library. Make sure the Media Library switch is ON.

Q: What's new in MyFitnessDJ version 2.9.15 (released October 24, 2016)

  • New play controls in title bar of landscape view

  • New Marquee scrolling of track title and artist in all screens

Q: After updating to 2.9.15, the app crashes when I try to play a track from a shared playlist. What can I do?

  • This is a known issue when playing a track from a shared playlist upon app launch. The workaround is to add a track from your device's library (add > Music Library > select any track on device) and play that track first upon launching the app. As long as a track has been played from the device's library, subsequent tracks from shared playlists should play normally. Fix coming in 2.9.16!

Q: After updating to iOS10, I can't paste a track URL from Apple Music. How can I fix this?

  • The copied URLs from Apple Music now have extra blank space. This is fixed in 2.9.15, but until it arrives, copy the URL to any text editor, then select and copy the URL from the first character, removing the leading blank line, You should then be able to paste track URLs as usual. 

Q: What's new in MyFitnessDJ version 2.9.14 (released September 29, 2016)?

  • Better transition from video track to audio tracks
  • Streamlined facility email of rider workout data
  • In-app purchases now auto-renew
  • Now add TagAlong (silent tracks) to synch profiles to existing media
  • Fixed Playlist creation from text file - now can include >tagalong tag for silent tracks * more info at simpletext.MyFitnessDJ.com.
  • Plays well with iOS10

 

Q: What do in-app purchases include?

  • Power Pack (99 cents/month)
    • MFDJ Ticker Tape displays on all play screens so instructor and riders know where they are and what's to come in profile.
    • Cue lookahead to see upcoming cue for just in time cueing
    • #MFDJtrending  - nominate your favorite tracks and cues to the #MFDJtrending list. Share on Facebook to promote your track. Anyone with Apple Music can then use your track in their playlist. Sharing ideas has never been easier!
    • AirPlay play screen
    • Import multiple shared playlists
    • Import playlist from text file
    • Become network leader + HTTP leader
    • Connect a BLE heartrate monitor
    • Up to 6 Devices for Scoreboard
    • HotMic + VoiceOver + Ducking
    • Tempo Adjust (tracks on device only)
  • Studio Edition ($4.99/month)
    • All power pack features
    • Connect up to 8 BLE heart rate monitors
    • Add Vimeo, YouTube, Camera Roll or iTunes synced Videos and Apple Music URL tracks
    • Videos stream to AirPlay screen
    • Up to 20 Devices for Scoreboard (requires ANT+ to wifi bridge)
    • Rider data emailed to participants

Q: What's new in MyFitnessDJ version 2.9.13 (released June 11, 2016)?

  • HotMic in audio tools - activate Power Pack, turn on HotMic in audio tools, then tap and hold the red HotMic button in the portrait play screen. Speak into the device's microphone and you'll hear you voice added to the playing music! I don't need no stinking microphone ;-)
  • Add video tracks from your device's camera roll - activate Studio Edition and tap add in the track list. You can then add videos from your camera roll or iTunes synced videos. So much fun!
  • Add Vimeo videos - activate Studio Edition, copy a Vimeo video URL to the clipboard, tap add in track list and choose add URL from clipboard. The Vimeo video preview will appear in the landscape view, tap the play button on the video and you're off!
  • Screen layouts are now screen dependent so your eyes should be happy while using everything from your iPhone 5S to your new, fancy pants iPad Pro. 

Q: What's new in MyFitnessDJ version 2.9.10 (released 11/15)?

  • TagAlong mode allows any playing music - including Apple Music Playlists - to continue playing while you select a smart preset. Now you can work MFDJ magic on any playing track.
  • Next Cue Review - Jump to 3 seconds before next cue in playing screen with a double finger double tap or when viewing cues with a single tap to the current time. 
  • Associate an Apple Music Playlist with your MyFitnessDJ playlist to easily share cues and music. Activate Studio Edition, copy the Apple Music Playlist URL to the clipboard, tap Add when viewing the MFDJ playlist tracks. Choose 'Set Apple Music Playlist from Clipboard" and then share away
  • Mix iTunes, Apple Music Streaming, Apple Music offlined and YouTube tracks in one playlist using crossfade or not.
  • Voiceover now speaks any language selected in your device's Settings.

 

 

Q: Does MyFitnessDJ play tracks from Apple Music?

Yes! Use Apple Music to choose a song or build a playlist, tap "Make Available Offline" then add the track (or all tracks from playlist) to a MFDJ playlist. The crossfade feature will not work with Apple Music tracks, but you can leave it on for use with other tracks in the playlist. 

 

Q: After updating to iOS9, MyFitnessDJ voiceovers are now in Russian (or Spanish or not the language I want). What can I do? 

iOS9 brings enhanced language support, but version 2.9.9 of MyFitnessDJ doesn't properly take advantage of the new feautures. Version 2.9.10 will fix the problem. In the meantime, you can turn off Voiceover in Tools or take advantage of the bug to learn a new language!
 

Q: Just released (3/23/15) Use YouTube tracks in your playlist! 

Try a sample cycling playlist that uses YouTube tracks by tapping Add > Get Pre-made Playlists > YouTube Sample cycling. Or build your own paylist using YouTube videos:
  • Activate Studio Edition in tools
  • Using the YouTube app, find a video you want to use, tap the share button (looks like a Y laying down) then 'Copy Link'
  • In MyFitnessDJ, create a new playlist, then tap Add > YouTube URL on Clipboard. The video will start playing, and title and time info will update in a few seconds. 
  • Once track is added, use cue presets to assign great zone or interval cues to the track. 
  • Video can be viewed in landscape view or via attached AirPlay screen. 
Q: How do I share a playlist including music files to another device or Dropbox? 
Click here for everything you want to know about sharing (backing up) your MyFitnessDJ playlist including music files to another device or Dropbox. 

 

Q: How does MyFitnessDJ Scoreboard work? 

Check out All About MFDJ Scoreboard

Calculate and display Watt & Heart Rate data from ANT+ sensors when connected to a network that has a WASP - ANT+ to wifi bridge (released Oct 20, 2014)

To give it a try, just install the free app by tapping:

get.myfitnessdj.com

Join the wifi network that is used by the WASP, then start MyFitnessDJ. You can verify that the sensor data is being read by tapping "Tools". The option under FTP Control Panel will change to WASP ANT+ Device Menu

Once the WASP data is being read, add a new track and select any of the zone presets, play the track and turn the device to landscape. The desired zone will display and up to 6 ANT+ sensor data will be dispayed as well. For more than 6 sensors, activate the Studio Edition  in-app purchase.

A sample playlist with Scoreboard cues assigned and reduced size music files can be loaded by tapping:

happyagain.myfitnessdj.com 

 

Q: What happened to my playlists that use Spotify tracks?

Starting with version 2.9.9 (Summer 2015) Spotify tracks are no longer supported. 
 

2.9.1 Now backup your playlists with music files to your Dropbox account (released May 9, 2014)

 

 

 

How can I display cues, timers and rider watts and heart rate zones on a studio monitor?

Activate Power Pack in tools, then turn on AirPlay. Audio & Video is transmitted via AirPlay. If an AirPlay device is not available, connect your iPhone/iPad to a display with a Lightning to HDMI connector. Audio & Video will default to the attach monitor, but attaching a cable to the headphone jack will route audio through that connection while leaving Video on the attached monitor. 

 

 

MyFitnessDJ & MyFitnessDJpro: (version 2.8.7 released 1/27/14)

in app purchase of Power Pack features
-now share playlist via AirDrop, iMessage, email and Facebook - option to include full or reduced size music files with Power Pack!

 -improved heart rate zone calculation

- automatically add cues from track's lyrics field - add cue time, color and text in the track's lyrics field in iTunes, and MFDJ will add those cues when the track is added to a playlist. Example:

0:25 (green) Gentle Warm Up
1:21 (red) Work really hard! 
3:30 (yellow) Back off and prepare for round two
 

New and noteworthy features recently released:

- Small Group Heart Rate Zone Training (requires iOS7 and a Bluetooth LE Heartrate Strap) Click here for a primer on Individual or Small Group Heart Rate Training
- VoiceOver (turn on in tools) - announces cues and countdown so you can save your voice or use your profiles while running
- Real-Time Tempo Change - Turn on in tools, then swipe up or down during play to adjust tempo.
- Cued Tempo Change - Adjust tempo percentage on each cue time. 
- Real-Time Crossfade - Turn on in tools for smooth track to track crossfade or when more than 25 seconds into play, tap next button for a smooth crossfade to next track.
 - Smart Presets for fast and easy cue entry
> Tabata intervals
> Tempo Increase
> Zone Increase
> Zone Spikes
- New "Email All" button on email screen
Q: What's the difference between MyFitnessDJ & MyFitnessDJpro? 
 
** MyFitnessDJpro is not longer publicly available. All features of pro are now available in MyFitnessDJ
MyFitnessDJ is free and for anyone who wants to increase their workout efficiency by adding structured cues to their workout playlists. It can also be used by participants in a Group Fitness class to get cues from an instructor.
MyFitnessDJpro is for group fitness professionals who use the features of MyFitnessDJ while teaching classes or working with small groups. The pro version includes Cue Lookahead to see which cue is coming next, the ability to connect a video monitor for an entire class to view, an HTTP stream to share cues and 'Network Leader' capabilities for any device that' near.
(Power Pack in-app purchase unlocks all Pro features in the free app.)

 

 

Q: Can I use iTunes Match in MyFitnessDJ(pro)?

 Yes, but with caution. As long as tracks have been downloaded to your device they will play great in MyFitnessDJ(pro). If a playlist you select has a track that's not on your device, you'll get a reminder that it needs to be downloaded. Just find the track in the Music App, and tap the iCloud button.

BUT when using iTunes Match, if your device gets close to being full, it may remove tracks that are available on iTunes Match. MyFitnessDJ(pro) has no way of getting those tracks back to your device, so you may have to repeat the above process when you least expect it. If it's 30 seconds before a class starts and you have no network connection, it's very frustrating.  

 

Q: How does the Tabata preset work?

- It fits as many 20 second ON + 10 second OFF intervals as it can in the track. To try it, be sure "Custom Cues" is OFF. While the track is playing, tap 'Cues' > 'New' > 'Tabata Intervals'.

>Tip: Adjust start and end times on the track before you tap Tababa to cut out long intros or boring fade outs. 

Q: How do I delete a playlist, track or cue?

A: Any item in a list (playlist, track or cue) can be deleted by swiping left on the item, then confirm the deletion.

Q: How do I email all of my playlists?

A: Tap 'Tools' at the bottom of the screen, then 'Email All Playlists'. You can then restore the playlist(s) by tapping the attached data file when reading the backup email on your device. This method is for the playlist info only. To backup one playlist with music files included, use the "Share" button on the playlist screen.

Q: Can I download a playlist sample?

A: Yes, view this page on a device with MyFitnessDJ installed, and tap here for a sample playlist.

 

Q: What devices run MyFitnessDJ?

A: iPhones, iPod Touch & iPads running iOS 8.1 or later

 

Q: Can I email a playlist to/from an older version of the app?

- Starting with version 2.8.1, playlists are NOT backward compatible. The file format has been updated, so emailing from the newest version to an older version will not work. But playlists from previous versions - like those you've emailed for backup - will open fine in the newest version. 

 

Release notes

MyFitnessDJ & MyFitnessDJpro: (version 2.8.6 released 12/20/13)

- Stability fixes in playback and better connection to Bluetooth LE devices.

MyFitnessDJ & MyFitnessDJpro: (version 2.8.5 released 10/23/13)

- Great new look for iOS7 - now your eyes go right to the info. Less clutter, easier to read in dim light.
- Small Group Heart Rate Zone Training (requires iOS7 and a Bluetooth LE Heartrate Strap)Click here for a primer on Individual or Small Group Heart Rate Training
- VoiceOver (turn on in tools) - announces cues and countdown so you can save your voice or use your profiles while running
- Mix iTunes & Spotify tracks in one playlist
- stability fixes for crossfade

 

MyFitnessDJpro: (version 2.8.1 released 6/6/13)

- tempo change (turn on in tools, then swipe up or down during play to adjust)
- on demand crossfade (turn on in tools then when more than 25 seconds into play, tap next button for a smooth crossfade to next track) 
- custom crossfade to 1/100 second for precise mixes (adjust with track end) 
- playback settings saved to iCloud 
 

MyFitnessDJ: (version 2.8.2 released 6/11/13)

use pre-made playlists with Spotify tracks!

 - crossfade in tools

- new "email all" button on email screen allows all playlists to be backed up in one step

Q: What's new in version 2.7?

- support for iPhone5

- new colors make times easier to read and extends battery life

- fixes for iOS6

Q: What's new in version 2.6 (released 02/07/12)?

MyFitnessDJ:

- Bigger Fonts in detailed display

- New Cue Text Colors

- Lots of Landscape Views

- Cue Preset Option for fast and easy cue entry

 

MyFitnessDJpro:

- Playlists Can Now Include Video Tracks

- Bigger Fonts in detailed display

- Detail Screen share to Just Cue - free in iTunes App Store

- New Cue Text Colors

- Lots of Landscape Views

- Cue Lookahead now shows next track title and cue

- Working Zone displayed when Heart Rate Monitor available 

 

 

Q: How can I make my first playlist?

A: Tap by tap instructions for creating a playlist are here. You can also download a template and select your own music for the predefined class format.

 

Q: What's new in MyFitnessDJ 2.5 (released 10/20/2011)?

A:

-copy/paste track from one playlist to another
-reorder playlists
-Airplay enabled audio
-Airplay enabled Pro Screen on iPad2 & iPhone 4S
-cue background from device camera or photo library
-track name, artist and BMP (when available) in track list
 

Q: What's new in version 2.4?

-full multi-tasking
-supports external remote control
-swipe display for forward/back
-double tap display for play/pause
 

Q: What's new in version 2.3?

MyFitnessDJ:

- Email playlist (text and data file) for sharing and backup
- “Stay Awake” option to prevent screen from dimming
- Now allows tracks of any length
- Auto search for missing tracks

 

MyFitnessDJpro:
- Email playlist (text and data file) for sharing and backup
- “Look Ahead” option to see what cue is next
- “Stay Awake” option to prevent screen from dimming
- Now allows tracks of any length
- Pro Screen Connected indicator
- Auto search for missing tracks
- Scrub forward or back in landscape mode