RunScribe are moving in a new direction with their Runscribe Plus footpods.
As of now, RunScribe are only selling a ‘pro’ or ‘clinic’ solution on their site and will continue to support existing RunScribe Plus users.
Whilst the product is essentially identical to before, RunScibe’s business model is changing from Business-to-Consumer to Business-to-Business and this reflects the strength they, and I, noticed throughout 2018. More and more clinics have moved to this solution.
What’s Changed In More Detail
- If you already have RunScribe Plus, then AFAIK, nothing has changed for you. All is good.
- New firmware, such as the recent ‘shoe prints‘, continues to work on ALL RunScribe Plus pods.
- The price is now significantly more at $399 (+ annual subscription fee)
- The $399 ‘clinic’ solution includes the ability to handle multiple ‘patients‘.
If you were thinking of buying RunScribe at the old $249 price then you’d better be quick. There MAY still be some on sale at amazon.com.
There are lots of gait products designed for clinics but the ones that I’ve seen are expensive, such as 3d Gait Analysis, Qualisys and BTS Bioengineering. RunScribe seems very well positioned against these.
The RunScribe solution is clearly foot-focussed in terms of how it gathers its data and some of the more expensive systems will, no doubt, point out that they capture more complete body mechanics. Can they produce more valid conclusions or diagnoses?
There are also some insole-based solutions but from those that I’ve seen, I doubt the physical longevity of the products.
So, this seems a very sensible move. I think we shall see RunScribe move forwards with their overall gait package, developing new dashboard insights. For example, I would expect to soon see more developments with the existing Shoe Prints insights.
Q: Where does that leave running with power?
RunScribe Plus is still a running power product, and I assume will continue to be so. However it looks like RunScribe will not be actively targeting that market.
PRICE, AVAILABILITY & DISCOUNT
RunScribe are now targeting the ‘professional’ clinic market and their solution offers an online platform that can handle multiple patients
V3 RunScribe Plus Pricing: USA $399 Clinic Package – you might still find some single user/consumer packs at $249 on Amazon.com
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