Sensoria’s new smart running socks coach from the feet

CES 2017: And it's teaming up with Vivobarefoot for smart running shoe
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Sensoria has decided it's time to upgrade its connected socks by announcing the Sock 2.0, which offers more running metrics and now even wants to tell you how well you've run.

Made from antibacterial, anti-blistering and sweat wicking material, the new smart socks are apparently two times lighter than the first version, while the improved pressure sensors are now better protected from sweat and water. They also use the Sensoria Core, which packs in the electronics and provides the tracking brains. It connects to the sock's three pressure sensors embedded under the plantar area of the sock.

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Once you've pulled them on and get out running, they'll still record pace, distance, speed and time as well as track routes via GPS. They'll also pick up cadence data alongside foot landing and impact forces exerted by the runner.

Sensoria’s new smart running socks coach from the feet

This data can be streamed to the Sensoria 2.0 iOS app in real time or you can store running stats on the socks for more than a month.

That's not it, either. A new AI-powered coach called Mara will provide actionable advice on how to run farther, faster and healthier. There's even a virtual shoe closet that let's you browse 8,000 models of shoes and informs you when it's time to buy a new pair.

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Sensoria’s new smart running socks coach from the feet

Sensoria's Core tech is finding its way into other places as well as the company is using CES to announce it is teaming up with barefoot running shoe makers Vivobarefoot to build a concept smart running shoe. It aims to help barefoot runners monitor speed, pace, cadence, GPS track, foot landing technique, time on the ground, impact score and eventually, asymmetry and toe engagement.

The Sensoria Sock 2.0 is available to pre-order now for $199, which includes a pair of the socks, the Core and a USB charger. You can also opt into a monthly subscription, which provides a fresh pair of smart socks during the year, access to a new web dashboard and training plans via the Sensoria Run 2.0 app. The Sensoria-powered Vivobarefoot running shoe is expected to land later in 2017.

Sensoria’s new smart running socks coach from the feet

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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