Best Foot Pod For Running in 2021
Garmin 010-12520-00 Running Dynamics Pod
Coros Performance Optimization Device (POD) | Running Efficiency, Power, Stride Length, Strength Ratio, Cadence, Ground Time, 1-Year Battery Life
- Advanced running metrics such as running power, running efficiency, ground contact time, left/right balance, stride height, stride ratio, stride length and cadence.
- Compatible with COROS Watches and COROS App.
- Weight: 19 grams
- Waterproof: 1 ATM (10m/32ft)
- Battery: 1x CR2032 (included) last for 1 year (2 hours/day)
Garmin Temperature Sensor for the Fenix Outdoor Watch, Standard Packaging
- Temperature Sensor
- Outdoor watch.Transmit ambient temperature data wirelessly to your device with the tempe external wireless temperature sensor
- For Garmin Fenix
Sensor Pouch for Nike+iPod Sport Kit Sensor
- Designed to hold Nike + iPod Sport Kit Sensor
- Sensor pouch securely attaches AROUND shoe laces - no need to thread laces through pouch
- Reflective materials on Sensor Case for nighttime visibility
- Works with 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G iPod nano
- Works with 3G and 4G iPod touch
POLAR Stride Waterproof Running Sensor Bluetooth Smart
- Includes smart features to measure your running speed and distance when paired with a Bluetooth Smart ready device and a mobile training app such as Polar Beat
- Running watch is ideal for running on a treadmill, indoor track, or on the muddiest trail
- After your workout, view and analyze your running cadence and stride length on polarpersonaltrainer.com, our free online training diary
- Small, shock and waterproof sensor fits firmly onto your shoelaces to handle even the most demanding runs
- Compatible with Bluetooth smart ready mobile devices and certain training apps, such as Polar Beat; Note: not compatible with Polar monitors
adidas POD-S3.1 Shoes Men's, Tactile Red/Tactile Red/Cloud White, 11.5
Nike+ Standalone Sensor - One - Red
- Record and track your time, distance, pace and more while you run.
- Upload your run data to Nikeplus.com where you can monitor your progress.
- Join challenges, map your runs and connect with friends.
- Can be connect with most of the Nike+ compatible shoes as well as iPod touch, Nano and iPhone 3GS and 4
adidas Originals Kids POD-S3-1 J (Big Kid) White/Shock Red 6 Big Kid M
- Regular fit
- Lace closure
- Knit textile upper
- 100% Authentic.
SOL3 Gel Pod Insole - Worldâ€™s Most Comfortable Shoe Insert Cushioning for Running, Sports & Exercise (Menâ€™s 8-12)
- Add an instant boost of enhanced comfort to shoes, sneakers or boots.
- Designed to maximize performance, fit & energy return in footwear.
- xBOUNCE technology provides a dynamic, ultra-light spring to your step.
- Lightweight, responsive Gel Pod cushioning system absorbs shock for soft, durable support.
- Contoured neutral arch support: ideal for athletics, running, walking, cross-training or casual use.
Amazon eero mesh WiFi system â€“ router for whole-home coverage (3-pack)
- Whole-home coverage - An eero 3-pack is a whole-home WiFi system that replaces your router and covers up to 5,000 sq. ft.
- Works with Alexa - With eero and an Alexa device (not included) you can easily manage WiFi access for devices and individuals in the home, taking focus away from screens and back to what’s important.
- Works with your internet service provider - Eero connects to your modem to bring your existing internet connection to every corner of your home.
- Set up in minutes - The eero app walks you through setup in less than 10 minutes and allows you to manage your network from anywhere.
- Don’t let WiFi slow you down - Get the most from your WiFi by streaming, gaming, and working from anywhere in your home.
- Gets better over time - Automatic updates keep your network safe and secure.
- TrueMesh technology - Eero intelligently routes traffic to avoid congestion, buffering, and dropoffs.
- Easily expand your system - With cross-compatible hardware, you can add eero products as your needs change.
iPod Theory and the Economics of Consumer Choice
From music players to cars, how price points and features make you spend more.
I won't get all technical with mumbo-jumbo stats and economics graphs. Lets look at this in gradual steps. If the smallest iPod can hold 2GB at $29.50/GB or 4GB at $19.75/GB, that's twice the storage for only 30% more. Lets take a look at the next level up that also includes a screen and video camera. You now step up to 8GB at $18.63/GB or 16GB at $11.19/GB on top of added features. The latter of the two being twice the capacity for only 20% more, or 8 times the capacity of the smallest at three times the price. Not convinced? Go a step further and you're staring at a staggeringly low $1.56/GB. That's roughly twenty times as much storage for each dollar as compared to the lowest version.
What do these ratios and percentages mean to an average buyer? Well they'll probably start at a lower model and after small incremental steps up walk out the door with a model with a capacity exponentially greater and a price not what originally drew them into the store in the first place with the excuse that it's a better buy dollar per dollar than the original.
What's that you say? I said this wasn't about mp3 players? You're absolutely right, it's about product pricing. Where perception of massively increased value with only slightly higher investment is seen there will be massive sales. I'm crazy right? Why wouldn't I want to buy a more "economical" model? Well the simple fact is, price points are not chosen at random, they're picked to make consumers buy up. Their listed prices are not reflective of their actual cost to manufacture. Case and point, again, iPods. A recent analysis of the latest iPod shuffle determines it's actual cost to manufacture including packaging is $21.77. Which is about 28% of the retail price. While the Nano is 40% and Touch 49%.
Thus we can clearly see lower models could be easily marketed for lower prices. Though as it stands you'd think they'd make more selling them and not want to push people up to their larger brethren. Not exactly, while their cost to manufacture is a higher percentage of sale price relative to the lower models, that small percentage of profit made from the highest capacity iPod Touch is more than three times the sale price of the smallest shuffle model. Thus to see the same profit from the sale of one high end model it would take roughly five sales of the lowest model. There you go, case closed.
Not everything is as cut and dry, gradually stepped as iPod pricing. Lets look at this backwards. How about cars? Many entry models start at around $20K, then fully optioned with leather, tech gizmos, big wheels and more powerful engine you're at over $40K. I can see parents using this reasoning to buy their teen a base model vs fully loaded. I mean, really, you can literally buy two base models for that price! Most mainstream cars hover around 50% net profit. This doesn't account for the billions it costs to develop them however. So manufacturers again want to maximize their profits.
As I realized this it made me look at the products I owned. While my car isn't brand new, it was at one time the top of the line. The same can be said for my iPod, Camera, Computer, Printer, well pretty much everything I own. I guess if I fell for it, and I know all about cost vs price, what chance does the average consumer have this Holiday shopping season? Hopefully by reading this you'll have the power of choice. I'm not saying to buy low or high, just buy what you need. If you only need a product to do a certain thing, don't buy a higher model that can do twice as much for only 10% more when you'll never do twice as much. It's just the principal of the thing, isn't it?