A new wearable power meter has been created specifically for runners to provide them with data and feedback on the power of their running rather than their heart rate and calories burned.
The new power meter sensor enables runners to be able to more accurately adjust their training schedule to meet their exact requirements and provides them with a more accurate assessment of how they are improving and their running style.
Watch the video below to learn more about this new wearable fitness device which has been specifically designed and tailored for runners. The team over at Stryd explain a little more about the process of creating this new wearable fitness training aid :
“Three years ago, Stryd started as an idea to improve the metrics athletes use to train and compete. We quickly found that runners had a data problem. While they’re getting more and more data about their runs, they lacked a consistent baseline to understand all that data.
Over and over again runners, coaches and experts told us that there had to be a better way, but they hadn’t seen it. So, we went in search of a better metric, and we found cyclists who told us power had changed how they train and race.
Calculating power for the human body was hard enough. Doing it on a small, durable device runners would actually use was harder. So, we began working with a select group of advisors from the running and triathlon community. We built devices, tested them, re-built them and re-tested them.
A lot of things had to be pushed to the limit: dense sensor integration, signal processing algorithms, heroic battery power management techniques, and sophisticated signal processing algorithms capable of running a computer smaller than your thumbnail.
A half dozen prototypes later, we had it. Tiny, unobtrusive power for runners. Stryd was built with the help of this passionate running community. Now, we’re ready to expand our reach and work with 1,000 more runners who will help shape the future of power-based running. To be one of those people, just support us here on Kickstarter.”
Earlier this week Stryd launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website and has already received over $120,000 in pledges from over 680 backers. To make sure you are one of the first to be able to use the Stryd to improve your running jump over to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website to make a pledge from $129.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Gadgets News, Top News