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Runner's World (UK) - - Tech Special -

Halo Sport

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

BLOOD TRACKER

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

FORM COACH

Lumo Run

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

Stryd

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

EN­DURANCE BUILDER

Hu­mon Hex

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.

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