I haven’t had a running coach since my high school cross-country days. The Altra Torin IQ shoes give me live coaching on cadence, landing zone, foot impact force and ground contact time. About every half a mile, feedback on running technique and form is given. I didn’t know if it was going to be annoying to hear a monotone computerized voice telling me how I’m doing during my runs. I’ve been using these shoes for a several weeks now and finding out that the coaching voice is pleasing enough to get me through the hard parts of my workouts.
Setting up is easy.
1, Go to an app store and download the Altra IQ App on your mobile phone. The app is compatible with iPhone 4S and above, Android 5.0 and above and iPod Touch 5th Gen and above.
2, Join or log into your Altra IQ account via your app.
3, Each time before your run, sync your Altra IQ shoes to your mobile up. This will only take a few seconds.
4, Go run with your mobile phone.
What you’ll get running with Altra IQ; Time, distance, pace, live coaching on running technique and form.
Pros; Helps you become a better runner. The app is easy to use. Have the option to save or delete stats of your runs. The shoes are comfortable and responsive with the famous FootShape toe box and A-bound cushioning.
Cons; Have to run with your phone. The shoes are pricy.