SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM
The Halo Sport has rubber electrodes along the inner edge of the headband. Worn for 20 minutes before your workout, it stimulates your brain to speed up the muscle-memory process so you can respond better to training.
$749 (£583), haloneuro.com
Cercacor Ember Sport
The Ember uses a clip sensor that shines light through a fingertip to measure haemoglobin, the protein in blood that carries oxygen to the muscles. You can use this to help monitor how well you’re adapting to a training block.
$399 (£311), cercacor.com
Worn on your waistband, the Lumo Run measures your movement in space, including cadence, vertical oscillation, braking and how much your pelvis rotates. These metrics relating to hip movement indicate whether you’re out of balance.
€119 (£102), mindtecstore.com
RUNNER’S POWER GAUGE
The redesigned Stryd sensor clips to your shoe, unlike an earlier chest-strap version. It measures your movements in three dimensions – forward and back, side to side, and up and down – to determine how efficiently you run. A ‘power’ number shows your work rate.
$199 (£155), stryd.com
Elites hit the lab for lactatethreshold testing, but soon we could all access this info without a lab visit, thanks to Hex. This thigh-strap system of LEDS reads your oxygen use in real time and relays the data to a smartphone or Garmin watch. Visit humon.io for more info.