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shrinking in size but growing in popularity, giving us more data than we knew existed about the way our bodies move. Today’s smart-watches, foot pods, and fitness trackers use tiny sensors to tell us how long we spend on the ground and how high we bound with each stride—metrics that are interesting to note but not terribly helpful when you’re actually on a run. But engineers have found ways to harness and analyze all that sensor data to deliver a single metric—running power—that promises to instantly quantify exactly how hard we’re working. It could change everything.

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