The Garmin HRM Run is more than just a heart rate monitor. It tracks advanced running metrics such as cadence, ground contact time, stride length and more allowing you to work on every aspect of your running performance.
HRM-Run provides 6 running dynamics metrics:
Cadence — number of steps per minute
Vertical oscillation — degree of ‘bounce’ in your running motion; displays the vertical motion of your torso, measured in centimeters for each step
Ground contact time — amount of time in each step that you spend on the ground while running; measured in milliseconds
Ground contact time balance — displays the left/right balance of your ground contact time while running (displays a percentage); for example, 53.2 with an arrow pointing left or right
Stride length — length of your stride from 1 footfall to the next; measured in meters
Vertical ratio — ratio of vertical oscillation to stride length (displays a percentage); a lower number typically indicates better running form
This real-time data can help athletes take their performance to the next level by showing them where they can improve their running form.