Leg strap monitors lactic acid for better workouts

April 1, 2015 12:11 PM

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Leg strap monitors lactic acid for better workouts

Steps taken, distance traveled, even your heart rate -- your fitness tracker can already tell you plenty about your workout. But how do you really know if your body is working at its optimum level? A new device could make that easier. The BSXinsight is the first wearable to track your lactate threshold, and is available today (March 31) from $300.

If you're not familiar with what your lactate threshold is, that's the point during exercise at which lactic acid accumulates in your blood stream faster than your body can get rid of it. Being able to keep exercising at the same intensity while maintaining a low amount of lactate production means y...

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