Wearable Gait Analysis for Runners
Steve Magness, Elite Running Coach
“Not many devices allow for practical changes based on data, but I believe RunScribe gives us the tool to translate some of these nice metrics into practical change that influences performance.”
The RunScribe System
RunScribe captures how you run in the wild. Leave your phone at home while the RunScribe footpods record every step.
Sync with the RunScribe app when you’re done and use the web dashboard to analyze and compare.
The RunScribe Pods
RunScribe footpods record every step of your run.
The RunScribe Dashboard
The RunScribe web dashboard offers powerful analysis tools to analyze metrics, compare runs, identify trends and track the impact of shoes & terrain on stride mechanics.
The RunScribe Metrics
Change Can Be Good … or Painful
Small changes can have big impacts. RunScribe lets you quantify that change.
RunScribe’s comprehensive metrics highlight tradeoffs between the core elements of a runner’s stride: Efficiency, Motion, Shock, & Power.
Over 250 clincians, coaches, gait labs (including many footwear brands), and academic researchers around the globe trust RunScribe to deliver consistent and accurate metrics. We have partnered with leading researchers to validate the RunScribe footsteps model and ensure accurate metrics. We’re committed to sharing our research and validation studies with our community.
Specifications / Compatibility
Efficiency (Stride Rate, Contact Time, Flight Ratio), Motion (Footstrike Type, Pronation, Pronation Velocity), Shock (Impact Gs, Braking Gs), Symmetry, and Power
9-axis motion sensor, 500Hz sampling rate, 16MB onboard flash memory
Size / Weight
15g / 35x25x7.5mm
IPX6. Rain is fine, but deep creek crossings are not recommended.
Bluetooth Smart, ANT+
Android 4.4+, iOS 9+
Garmin Connect IQ [Forerunner, Fenix, and Vivoactive], and Suunto [Ambit, Spartan]
Full RunScribe Metrics on Garmin Connect, Power on TrainingPeaks, and Movescount
2 FootPods, Charger, Lace cradles, and RunScribe dashboard account
A Global Running Databank
The RunScribe databank is growing by millions of footsteps a week and currently contains over one billion data points. By creating the largest databank of running kinematic data, our goal is to democratize running data – to bring advanced metrics out of the lab and into the wild. By putting accurate, reliable and cost-effective tools into the hands of athletes, clinicians, and sports professionals, we’re empowering the running community with holistic and more meaningful ways to assess, track and train using real world data.
The RunScribe Community
“My data showed an asymmetry between my legs on foot strike & shock. Today’s visit to chiropractor confirmed a misalignment in hips and an adjustment corrected it. Nice to have an indicator from workout data before I begin to feel symptoms. Will need to see how the next few runs go & what the data looks like.” –Ed S
“RunScribe diagnosed a “flaw” in my running form. It reflected a mid foot strike on one foot, and a heel strike on the other. I’d never have known, but for RunScribe. It also has helped me move from a huge pronation to a neutral shoe.” –Guy J
Tracking Change to Avoid Injury
“So now when I look at my stats after a run and see something out of ordinary, I can adjust a bit and feel better the next run, as opposed to my previous experience getting worse and worse until I get injured. Since getting the pods, I did two half marathons with no issues, and a couple of shorter races. My regular runs are usually between 1 and 6 miles, and I run a few times a week. Cannot recall any injuries in 2016, all thanks to RunScribe analytics.” –Nina S
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