March 15, 2015— Running is one of the most common ways to get and keep fit. It does not need any fancy, bulky equipment, and lets people enjoy the sights while outdoors. However, run training can be frustrating because runners often find it hard to measure their progress, which often lead to over-training and injuries.
This is why Princeton engineers and endurance sports enthusiasts have created Stryd, the world’s first wearable power meter that uses revolutionary sensing technologies to measure a runner’s movement through 3D space as well as track environmental conditions during the run. As a result, runners will have an accurate, real-time power number that they can use to improve their run training in any terrain or climate.
James Williamson, one of the founding members behind Stryd, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 by April 12 in order to bring this revolutionary product to market. With over 20 more days to go, it has quartered its goal to over $200,000. It has also received numerous acclaim and positive review from some of the biggest names in endurance sports as well as in the running community.
Among the biggest supporters of Stryd is Mary Beth Ellis, 8-Time Ironman Champion, “Stryd is showing me things about my run that I’ve never seen before. Power was key to my cycling success. To have it on the run is a total game changer.” Danny Abshire, Co-Founder of Newton Running, says, “This technology will quite simply change running forever—for the better.” Other supporters include US Triathlon National Coaching Commission Joe Friel, Power-Based Cycling Training Pioneer Allen Lim, and Red Bull High Performance Manager Per Lundstam.
To use Stryd, runners simply have to clip the device on their short and run. Stryd is small, lightweight, and out of the way. It automatically syncs with both sports watches and mobile phones so runners can keep track of their performance as they run. Runners can log workouts, track progress, set goals, and share and compare statistics with friends and the whole Stryd community.
With Stryd, users will be able to learn how to run faster and farther without having to run farther or longer, get real-time feedback on workout intensity, see daily progress run-by-run, and simplify overall training. Stryd uses Bluetooth Smart and ANT+. It is also compatible with sports watches such as Suunto Ambit, Garmin XT series, and Megellan Switch series. It is also compatible with iOS and Android devices as well as computers.
Through the Kickstarter campaign, backers will be the first ones to get their hands on Stryd, at Kickstarter-exclusive 20% discounts, or even for free. Other perks include access to the mobile apps and online training center.
To find out more, visit www.stryd.com.
Stryd uses revolutionary sensing technologies to measure a runner’s movement through 3D space and track the environmental conditions of the run. From that, it gives runners an accurate, real-time power number.