Sports electronic training system, and applications thereof

  • US 9,625,485 B2
  • Filed: 05/03/2016
  • Issued: 04/18/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/17/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An article of footwear, comprising:

  • a sole, the sole comprising a bottom surface and a top surface, the sole including a heel region, a forefoot region and a midfoot region, wherein the sole defines a recess in the midfoot region of the sole;

    a motion monitor housing disposed within the recess and having a first housing surface, wherein the first housing surface is disposed substantially parallel to the top surface of the sole; and

    a motion monitor disposed in the motion monitor housing, the motion monitor comprising an accelerometer, a memory, a personal area network transceiver, and a battery,wherein the motion monitor is configured to determine whether a user who engages in a locomotion activity while wearing the article of footwear is walking or running based on whether a maximum acceleration value detected is below a predetermined threshold.

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