The way CardioTrainer is currently designed, you will get always get voice notifications depending on the time or distance interval that you specify in the CardioTrainer settings. However, the type of notifications you'll hear will alternate.
For example, if you have CardioTrainer configured to notify you every 30 seconds, you will hear time and pace at 0:30, then time and distance at 1:00, and then time and pace again at 1:30. If you have it set to also hear calorie notifications, that information will also be rotated in.
We would be interested to hear your feedback on what you think would work best for voice notifications, so please check out this discussion in our User Group about ideas for making this better. We need your feedback!
You can listen to your music during your workouts with CardioTrainer's Music Integration feature. Just go to Settings > Music Settings > turn on Enable Music Integration. CardioTrainer uses playlists that you have already set up during your run to play during your workouts, and you can choose the one you want by going to Select Playlist. You can also turn off the music by deselecting "Enable Music Integration."
NOTE: because CardioTrainer uses Android's native music player, there is always the chance that the music player might be force-closed if your system needs more resources. This will stop the music playback, and sometimes start again and stop again as the player is restarted and then force-closed again. To keep this from happening, we recommend reducing the number of applications you are running during your workouts.
If you're using a task killer application (which we do not recommend!), make sure you add an exception for the Music application so it isn't automatically closed.
Unfortunately, we CardioTrainer's music integration feature is not compatible with all phones. We are working a few different fixes for this, but until further notice, we're really sorry for the trouble!
Even though we still don't have official integration with Pandora's internet radio service yet, it is still possible to use with CardioTrainer. Just start playing a station through Pandora, open CardioTrainer and start your workout. Since the Android operating system gives priority to applications that are running in the foreground, there is a chance that it might stop Pandora from running in the background while using CardioTrainer at the same time. Also, be careful about switching applications when you're tracking a workout; if you switch to Pandora, Android might shut down CardioTrainer!