Friday, December 11, 2015

Milestone Pod Run Form Buddy Review! #HGG2015

For a little over a year now I have been doing some running a few days a week.  It started out with my sister and I entering a 5K race last year, and I found myself enjoying running so much I just kept it up. I've seen my running time improve the past few months, and also my stamina improving. I've been using an activity tracker watch, but then I learned about the Milestone Pod, a little device made specifically for runners.

I received a Milestone Pod for review, and quickly found it to be much different than the average pedometer-style device I'm used to. The Milestone Pod gets attached to your shoe-running the laces through it, so it's very secure-and then syncs with your Apple or Samsung devices via the mobile app. It's pretty easy to set up, and then you're ready to go! After my first run I used the app to sync the information recorded, and it's amazing how much you can learn from this! This doesn't just log the steps/miles you ran, it also tells you your pace each mile, your cadence, calories burned, footstrike (which part of your foot hits the ground first), stance time, rate of impact, stride length, leg swing, and your "Runficiency", the efficiency of your running technique. This is such a great tool for anyone who is serious or wants to get serious about their running, walking or jogging!

I will say, don't get this if you're wanting to use it as a normal pedometer-it will not track unless you keep a cadence of 100 for at least 6 minutes. Example: it was on my sneakers while I played several vigorous games of racquetball, but because the pace isn't steady, it didn't track any steps. For a runner though, or even someone who walks several days a week for exercise, this is the perfect tool. I am really enjoying checking the data, and can't wait till warmer weather so I can get back outside and run without the fear of slipping on ice! If you've got a runner in your life, the Milestone Pod would be a wonderful Christmas present this year!

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