SHFT – "new" running power meter

SHFT.RUN stryd garmin footpod

Garmin footpod shown to indicate size. Central item is STRYD.

SHFT is a digital running coach capturing lots of gait metrics from two pods and providing coached feedback.

I’ve had SHFT since last week and will be looking into SHFT over some more runs in the coming few weeks after which I will produce a review.

Of particular interest are the metrics it captures, which include power; and these all give a flavour of what the device purports to be able to deliver:

  • G-Landing
  • Deceletration
  • Watt measurement
  • Landing Position
  • Running Efficiency
  • Steps per Minute
  • Ground Contact Time
  • Stride Length
  • Body Length
  • Body Bounce
  • Body Degree
  • Pronation Values

It even has a voice coach which is LESS annoying than a satnav…actually quite good!

Currently on sale in the US (22 Jan 2017)

ESSENTIAL READING: SHFT Detailed Review – Includes Discount Code

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You can get them: here, UK; or here, USA.

 

 

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Matthew Longbottom
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Matthew Longbottom

US Amazon link currently doesn’t work.

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I’ve changed it, thank you!

Justin
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Justin

Is it safe to assume you will be doing comparisons? I just got my Stryd the other day, and would like to know if this is any better/worse/different.

Semi off topic, haven’t had the chance to do an actual run with it, tried it out though on a indoor track (just did a mile). Not much of a good measurement of my stats, but it was nice to see the extra metrics show up on the Garmin app.

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get golden cheetah. look at your power duration curve over time after a few runs, I suspect that stryd will win on the garmin integration front but that shft.run will win on the coaching feedback. so, with other factors, these superficially seem to be looking at fairly different markets. with some overlap.

Peter UBERTO
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Does the Power/HR pods work with Garmin Forerunner 910XT using Garmin Express/Connect?
If so, what metrics are communicated via download after a run? I guess you will have to be in Bike Mode!
Does the Power/HR pods work with Suunto Ambit3 Sport using Suunto Movescount?
If so, what metrics are communicated via download after a run?

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it’s not like stryd. it communicates with an app.

Peter UBERTO
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Thanks for the heads up. I have been using the STRYD Pioneer Chest HR/Power unit for about
the last two months and it was great until the battery had to be replaced. Then it went silent for some unknown reason. But STRYD is sending a replacement. I use both the Garmin 910XT and Suunto Ambit3 Sport for training. You get more Metrics with the Ambit3 using Movecount, then with the Garmin using Garmin Connect. I also use Golden Cheetah but am still trying to figure out what my optimum cadence is for a 5/10K race. Too bad the SHFT.run is only good with a Smart Phone which I do not have.

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would be interested to hear about your quest for optimal cadence over different race distances and different training distances…that is a REAL quest for truth.

Burt Peterson
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Burt Peterson

OK, here it goes. Due to injured knees at age 68, I had to learn how to run fast again. I was running 5K’s in the 24:00 – 25:00 range. After researching for about a month, I started to read about Chi / Pose / +Newton techniques of running that minimized the stress on the knees. I went out an bought a pair of Newton Distance shoes. It then took me about 2 to 3 months to learn anew how to lean forward somewhat during my runs. And about 90% less pains in my knees. I then learned about Cadence, which I never really thought about before. I was running in the low 80’s cadence. In order to improve and get faster, I read that somewhere about 90 was optimum. I slowly ran while increasing my cadence to 90 +/-. Took about 6 months. My times were coming down to mid 25 range. But my training was in and out. Something was missing. It turned out to be I was training using Garmin HRM. I needed to try something else. It was then I learned that Running Power sensors were available and the price for a chest unit was under… Read more »

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thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts Peter. I am a bit sceptical of minimalist running for most people as it often ends in injury…hopefully you had super strong calfs! And it seemd to work for you. Yes I agree on your approach re cadence and power. A similar outcome would have been achieved with HR, cadence and pace but I suppose that power could be seen as being easier in some respects. I’ll add some links in for those books. thank you again. PS for anyone else reading: lean forward at the ankles NOT the hips (actually quite hard for many, be careful).

Burt Peterson
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Burt Peterson

Thanks for your input.

BTW, being as old as I am,now over 71, I have run over 30,000 miles on my legs. Once, back when I was in my early 40’s, I ran 100.2 miles in 24:00:00. The winner that day had over 130 miles. By the way, what is your 1st name. Are you a guy or a girl??

Peter

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you never know, these days. Wonderful times. Are you Burt or Peter, Peterdon or Peterson 🙂