Wearables like the Fitbit and the Apple Watch are great for people that want to track their fitness. They also have their place among professional athletes but endurance athletes crave, want and need more information than you can typically find in a consumer grade wearable. Endurance athletes want to know how far they can go, how much longer they can push themselves. That’s where Humon comes in.
According to Alessandro Babini and Dan Wiese, the co-founder of MIT startup Humon, relentlessly sought out what real true endurance athletes needed from a wearable. Emphatically, the response was their “lactic acid threshold”. “This underlying problem all athletes have is knowing how hard they can push themselves without exceeding the limits of their body,” Babini told BostonInno last year.
That lactic acid threshold tells athletes exactly how much further they can push themselves. The Humon wearable, worn on the thigh, tells athletes just that. Babini explained to us at CES 2018 in the video above why the thigh is what’s used to track instead of the wrist. It gives a more accurate readout of the workout the athlete is performing, while they are performing it.
When paired with the Humon app, the wearable shows athletes how far they’ve pushed and how much further they can go. Humon has made it easy to view the data on a smartphone, Apple watch or even a bike computer, putting it within reach, even during the most rigorous workouts. Runners, body builders, cyclist and all types of endurance athletes will benefit from using Humon.
They’re not the first wearable to provide insight into their lactic acid threshold, but they are the first device that gives realtime feedback which helps them train better, and smarter.
Check out our video above and for more information visit humon.io