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This is a site about the Sweatcoin App (Get paid for your outdoor steps!) but this is also a site about any form of Incentivized Fitness. Runtopia recently hit the scene and everyone’s scrambling to see what it’s about, and if it can be beneficial (physically AND financially) to get involved in the world of Runtopia.
Runtopia is a new company that hit the scene. They’re a shoe manufacturing company that has developed Smart Shoes to track advanced running metrics in order to significantly improve your running.
The term “biofeedback” is a psychological term that refers to how your present and future physical state responds to data and feedback about your prior state. For example if you were to swing a tennis racket and recieved biofeedback, you’d see how your swing arc varied from an ideal arc. You’d take that feedback into consideration in future swings in order to train muscle memory. After awhile of swinging correctly, the motions become natural (stored in the subconscious) and you would not need as much biofeedback.
As you can guess, Runtopia offers biofeedback regarding your running form. (They advertise four metrics, as mentioned in the section below.)
Running injuries are very common in beginners or people getting into competitive training without possessing a proper running form. Even the slightest variation of running form adds up over time – over tens and hundreds of thousands of steps! Even a very slight variance in, let’s say, landing zone, will bring wear and tear over time.
Additionally, an incorrect running form repeated over time engrains that improper form into muscle memory, making it much more difficult to correct in the future. You’d know this first-hand if ever you tried to learn to swing a golf club by teaching yourself!
The Runtopia “Smart Shoes” claim to track your running data much better than a wrist watch or phone app – as is typical in the world of running analytics.
Four crucial metrics the shoes track are: Impact Time, Cadence, Contact Time, and Landing Zone.
Absolutely YES! These apps are not competitors, nor are they incompatible with each other. You can track your steps and earn rewards with the Runtopia shoes as well as have Sweatcoin running on your phone.