Monday, May 22, 2017

MilestonePod. Make Any Shoe Smart

Make any shoes smart with the MilestonePod, your portable run lab. Pair with the MilestonePod App to uncover unique run/walk data and insights. Because HOW you run matters! For no extra effort, you will get cadence, stride length, ground contact, foot strike, rate of impact, leg swing and total shoe mileage. In addition, the Pod tracks basic performance measures like pace, distance, steps and calories - all in a fun and easy-to-use interface. Learn about your form and gait to improve performance, stay healthy and find the right shoe. Just clip the MilestonePod onto your shoe and go. There are no buttons, no charging and no need for a GPS signal. It works the same indoor or out. It's always on, already ready to collect your data. After you run, sync the Pod to your MilestonePod App in seconds. Do you use a GPS watch or app? No problem! Now you can get unique foot-based metrics too. The MilestonePod remains attached to your shoe for the life of your shoes, then can be reset and transferred to a new pair.



FAQ

Is the Pod ready right out of the box? What about calibration?
You must sync with the MilestonePod App BEFORE your first run or walk, to ensure the correct date and time. The Pod is about 94% accurate right out of the box. Like any tracking device, it may need calibrated one or two times. After proper calibration, you should expect 97% accurate or better. Calibration pushes a personalized algorithm to your Pod, based on your specific gait.

Does it matter where I attach the Pod on my shoe?
Yes. Placing the Pod 3/4 of the way down towards your toe provides the most accurate tracking. Specifically, if your shoe has a drop of 8mm or above, use the second lace cross from your toe. If your shoe has a drop below 8mm, use the third lace cross from your toe.

How does the Pod know when I run or walk?
The short answer is: when you hold a cadence of 100 steps per minute for at least 6 minutes. Here are all Pod’s parameters:
1 A “Session” starts when your cadence is 100 spm or more, for 6 minutes or more.
2 The Pod sees pauses and erases them. A “Pause” is a drop under 100 spm for less than 30 minutes. If a pause is longer than 30 minutes, the session will end.
3 A session is considered a “Run” when your cadence averages above 140 spm.
4 A session is considered a “Walk” is when your cadence averages above 100 spm and below 140 spm.
5 If a session is at least 60% “Running” (over 140 spm), the Pod will trim walks from the beginning and end of the session (i.e. warm-ups or cool-downs).
6 The Pod counts all walking and running within a session, as long as your cadence is above 100 spm.
7 The Pod counts every step towards the shoe life total (odometer feature) even if it’s not part of a Session.

How long will the Pod last?
With care, the Pod should last for multiple pairs of shoes. There are many Pods still in daily use from our first update in July 2014 – not bad for P1,695. When you are ready for new shoes, just “Reset” the Pod: Tap the Pod icon on the App Dashboard, choose RESET then follow the prompts. No data or run history will be lost!

What battery do I need when it’s time to replace?
The battery is a standard CR 2032 watch battery (Lithium 3v) that is easy to find. It sells for about P200 or less. It should last for 4-6 months, depending on amount of use. The Pod “sleeps” when not in use and when the sensor feels motion it wakes up and becomes active, which extends battery life.

Can I use my Pod on more than one pair of shoes?
It is strongly suggest you have a different Pod on each pair of shoes you run or walk in. The Pod is designed (and priced!) to live on one pair of shoes. Here is why:
1 Accuracy – you run differently in different shoes
2 Odometer feature – so you know exactly how many miles are on each pair of shoes
3 Calibration protection – when you calibrate, the value is for your gait cycle for that specific shoe; gait cycle often differs between shoe types

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