Lumo, a company that specializes in tech-savvy fitness wear, has launched Lumo Run, a fitness short for men and Capri for women, to help fill the gap between the doctor’s treadmill and the great outdoors.
By placing a minimally-invasive monitoring system on the shorts’ waistband, Lumo Run is able to send feedback to your smartphone on the biomechanics of your run, specifically monitoring your cadence (steps per minute), bounce (the vertical movement of your body as you run), ground contact time (how long your foot stays on the ground as you step), braking (your body’s decrease in speed during each step), pelvic rotation and stride length.
Not only will the app collect detailed data on your running style, it can also provide you with verbal coaching designed to help you improve your technique and avoid injuries such as pulled muscles.
This gear will be widely available next spring, although (heavily discounted) pre-orders are currently being accepted. I can’t attest to the efficacy of this product, but I’m of the belief that knowing more about your body can’t be a bad thing.If you decide to try these bad boys out, let me know what you think. And if you want to know more about your running style and needs without purchasing some fancy-pants, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider today!