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Pro Provides feedback on running technique through voice messages
Sensoria fitness tracker gathers information on how a runner puts pressure on his foot and analyzes it in real-time. If the sock notices something that could potentially cause injuries, it warns the runner with a voice message and suggests a way to improve technique.
Pro Socks can be washed
Though the fitness tracker is not fully waterproof, the pressure sensitive electronic textile used in the socks can safely be washed and machine dried.
Pro Motivational audio cues
A virtual coach can be set up to congratulate when personal records get beaten, cheer when doing well and warn when not doing as well as hoped. The frequency of audio cues can be adjusted.
Pro Easy access to data
Sensoria provides companion apps for iOS, Android and Windows phones, as well as a web dashboard.
Pro Allows adjusting settings to preferred running style
There are multiple valid ways of running and to accommodate runners of different styles. Sensoria fitness tracker allows setting up desired landing positions and cadence as well as turn on a metronome to help out with execution.
Con Doesn't catch some bad running techniques
Currently the fitness tracker covers a relatively small subset of bad running techniques and it's possible to be in situation where the technique is bad and the device is not aware of it.
Con No customization options yet
Some of the fitness tracker's customization options are planned, but not yet available.
Con Only one sock is active at a time
The socks feed data to a single anklet, and information for both feet can't be gathered at the same time yet. This functionality is planned.
Con Unreliable altimeter
The socks sometimes have trouble detecting changes in elevation.