Harder, better, faster, stronger. More than just a beloved Daft Punk cut, those four words are a mantra for many exercise enthusiasts to push themselves to their absolute limits. In fact, it’s not too different from the Olympic motto, “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” which translates to “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” With the digital revolution, all kinds of data points are now at our fingertips to help further push the boundaries of our own personal records. But while Apple Watches and FitBits can provide metrics around splits, there’s never been a device dedicated to solely understanding every aspect of an individual’s unique running experience, and then going a step further and helping them improve. That is, until now.
Nurvv Run is a smart running insole. Inside that insole are a series of trackers and precision sensors that capture and analyze all aspects of your run. The data that’s retained is lab-quality, measuring distance and pace with a 99% accuracy rate (an industry record). That detailed level of feedback is then analyzed in the dedicated Nurvv app to provide a deeper understanding of your run to actively help you improve. For example, Nurvv measures statistics like your step length and cadence (both of which are factors in improving your speed) along with other metrics like your footstrike (which is helpful in reducing your risk of injuries). This information is then used to tailor your specific run, in real-time, through a personalized training workout that will instantly provide feedback to push you along. No more guessing if it’s worth going an extra mile or sprinting through your finish, the Nurvv app will tell you what makes the most sense, right then and there. Additionally, Nurvv will create a personally-tailored Running Health Score that analyzes your performance to determine how prone you might be to an injury. It’s helpful data to look at when you’re training for something like a marathon to ensure you’re not going to hurt yourself in the process of getting ready for a more intense event.
Nurvv can be used both indoors or outdoors, so there’s no limit on the amount of data it can collect. The insoles themselves are lightweight, durable, and the sensors don’t even feel like they’re there. While some may be put off by the price, others will find immense value in seeing all these individualized data points and how they can make — or break — a run. After all, it doesn’t really make sense to look at running metrics from a device strapped to your wrist when the majority of the work takes place on your feet. Nurvv absolutely feels like the first step forward (no pun intended) in changing how we analyze running.