The creators of the Push Band have released NEXUS, the first elite wearable for CrossFit. This wearable can track reps, work to rest ratio, force production, and much more. We're excited to see how this will be utilized by elite-level athletes in the future.
The creators of Push Band have taken their award-winning technology and applied specifically to the CrossFit market. NEXUS could potentially change the way CrossFit athletes both train and compete.
What It Is: Endurance sports are known for having thousands of different devices to track everything from cadence to routes, but there has yet to be something that is truly made for CrossFit (and actually works well. NEXUS is a wearable that automatically tracks nearly every aspect of your training. We were told to think of Nexus like a coach that provides you with all sorts of data and information to analyze and improve your performance.
Why We Like It: Although we have yet to use it, based upon the specs sheet and purpose of the device, if it performs even close to the accuracy we're told it will, this could be a game changer.
First off, think about it's use in the training environment. NEXUS uses the Push Band 2.0 to allow velocity based training. This means you can determine your daily optimal training load, measure your fatigue, and target velocity ranges for strength, power, endurance, speed, and hypertrophy.
But, what NEXUS does is allows you to use the capabilities of the Push Band along with their new software that tracks over 140+ exercises with many more continually added. This means no longer having to miss reps and more importantly, allows you to see how well your work was completed.
One application I could see this eventually used for is in competition. Think about it, rather than having judges, you could use Nexus bands to judge reps. This could be exactly what the sport of CrossFit needs to prevent errors by judges.
Finally, after talking with Lucia Davenport, Senior Marketing Manager for Nexus, we've been told that the accuracy for counting reps is nearly 99%. Although I think that's a little generous, we are excited to get it in our hands to test out.
Nitpick: The Nexus Band is a bit expensive, however, it's currently on Kickstarter for up to $140 off the retail price.