This watch measures the bounce in your stride and your ground foot contact time, which are biomechanic aspects of your stride that you can change to become faster...
Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) December 12, 2013
Garmin Forerunner 620 are the first running watches to gather biomechanics data to help you improve your running according to the Heart Rate Watch Company.
"Up until now all running watches have simply gathered metrics like heart rate, pace or distance," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "This watch measures the bounce in your stride and your ground foot contact time, which are biomechanic aspects of your stride that you can change to become faster."
How to Use Biomechanic Data
"Let's say your are a heel strike runner that toe rolls and your average bounce is 22 centimeters," says Squire. He adds, "You want to lower that number to 14 centimeters to reduce wasted vertical energy expenditure, so how do you do it?"
"You can change your posture, lean forward and try to land more mid-sole and observe the level of changes in oscillation right on the watch," says Squire. He adds, "The same is true with ground contact time because if you increase your foot falls per minute the ground contact time generally decreases."
NCAA Athlete & Lab Testing
The Heart Rate Watch Company will be joining forces with Dr. Dan Heil of the Montana State University human performance lab to conduct more advanced testing on the system. "There are some 4 minute and even one sub-4 miler on the track team and we are going to see about testing these athletes," says Squire. He adds, "We also hope to test some everyday people to see if biomechanics can be improved."
"So far in my informal testing there is no doubt that you can change your run oscillation and ground foot contact time by changing your biomechanics," says Squire. He adds, "Longer term testing with elite athletes will help us but it is the testing with everyday people and their improvement that we are most interested in because most elite athletes normally have solid biomechanics."
If you'd like some expert advice from sellers that are actually testing the Forerunner 620 then simply call us at 866-586-7129", says Squire. He adds, "We test these products and understand what they can do for you."