Brooks Running has always been at the forefront of high tech sneakers, and now they’ve come out with the first voice-enabled running speaker. The PureFlow 7.5 packs in motivational light sensors with a one-of-a-kind virtual running assistant named MILES (Motivational Intelligence Light Encouragement System).
We’ve tested headphones and wearables with built-in coaches, so having a running assistant inside your running shoes is the logical next step. The shoes help fuel your run and coach you as you go.
The shoes come with On-Demand Support. Running out of steam? Tell MILES that you’re tired and the sneakers will initiate a “tickle mode” that will keep you err, motivated to keep running. Directional Guidance helps you locate the nearest bathroom when you need it. The never Lost Feature helps you find your way back home. Personal Friendship lets you chat up with MILES on the run so that you don’t feel lonely.
Brooks Pureflow 7.5 will retail for $300. It will be available for men and women in a choice of one color.