Live Better
 
 

Milestone Pod: How long do your runners last?

A clever new device that tracks the mileage of your running shoes.

Is it time for new running shoes? As a general guide, podiatrist Rick Osler says runners should replace their footwear every 700-800 km. But how do you keep track of the mileage you’re really racking up on your kicks? Enter Milestone Pod, a clever device that takes out the guesswork, so you can just focus on your stride.

The Milestone Pod loops through your shoelaces and tracks the mileage of your footwear as you run. It’s simple to use – just input the distance you think your shoes will last for, and when you reach that milestone the gadget will alert you. Once you replace your runners, you can clear the Milestone Pod’s memory and start your tracking again.

While there are plenty of other devices that can track distance and tally workouts, the Milestone Pod brings it back to the shoe itself, so you can run smartphone-free and never miss documenting the distance of a session because you left your device at home. It will also track additional distance travelled in those shoes, from quick sprints up stairs to jogging with your dog in the park.

Syncing via bluetooth to provide data to the free Milestone Pod app, the device stores detailed workout information included overall mileage, individual run mileage and pace for up to two weeks. Developed by runners for runners, it’s a simple, low cost way to ensure your over-used runners don’t cause injury, while helping you tally your strides.

Details at milestonepod.com

Recommended Reading

Wet weather survival guide for cyclists

Just follow this checklist to stay dry and safe this winter.

Read more

On the ball: Melbourne United’s Kyle Adnam

We chat with Melbourne United basketballer Kyle Adnam.

Read more

What is the best time of day to workout?

AM or PM: When will you get the most out of exercise?

Read more

15% off Thule products for Medibank Strava Club members

Medibank Strava Club members get discounted Thule products

Read more

Team up: Here’s why you should join a sports team

Playing a team sport is a great way to get fit.

Read more

The ultimate super smoothie recipes

Netball's elite spill their secret ingredients.

Read more

Why you should be playing more golf

It’s not just for retirees and rich people.

Read more