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Buyer’s Regret: The MileStone Pod

The Milestone Pod. It would have been a great purchase for my road to recovery. But it ended up to be an impulse purchase on my part.

The Milestone Pod. It would have been a great purchase for my road to recovery. But it ended up to be an impulse purchase on my part. It still works! However, not for the intention I had in mind.

The Milestone Pod is a footpod that measures various foot-based metrics. What attracted me most was that it shows where our foot strikes the ground, helping to develop a better running form.

So on that day, I was looking around in my Strava group and this guy had posted a link selling it cheap. Cheap, was the keyword. So I headed to the milestone website and read all about its greatness. Great! Cheap and attractive functions. It would definitely help my ‘road to recovery’. And thus, I purchased the pod.

The website had this on top ‘Milestone was acquired by Zwift in 2018. Going forward, you will start to see emails from Zwift and articles and support referencing the Zwift RunPod. No sweat – we’ll continue to support your MilestonePod, it just may come from a Zwift email address. Also, your MilestonePod will still work on Zwift just fine.’ However, on my part, I should have dug further googling about the pod. Turns out that the milestone pod app was discontinued, pulled out of the app store and that the Zwift app did not provide the data that the milestone pod had. Which meant that the pod still works with the Zwift app however, loses its special functions other than being a candence measuring tool for the Zwift run app.

Why did Zwift buy out a great tool and then let it die out? Why not buy out the app as well, let the pod retain its’ function and improve on it?

‘Oh man, it would just go to the junk pile as soon as it arrives.’

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