Think about it–every move forward begins with our feet. There is no better location on the body to evaluate the components and quality of our walking than at our feet. What, then, if our feet could communicate with us? Could they tell us how to improve the way we walk to maximize health benefits and comfort while minimizing fatigue, and helping to reduce back pain and prevent injury?

Thanks to Baliston’s revolutionary technology, now they can.

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By monitoring key aspects of your walking gait, you gain insight into your health and well-being, receive coaching on how to maximize comfort, minimize fatigue, help reduce back pain, and help prevent injury, while incentivizing you to move more and move better. If your Baliston Connect™ app is showing you metrics, but you want to know more about what they mean and why they matter, then you've come to the right place. Be sure to check back over time as we will continue to add new features and metrics for you to enjoy!

To better understand the metrics, it is important to understand the phases of walking commonly known as the gait cycle. The gait cycle describes the cyclical pattern of movement that occurs while walking. A single gait cycle starts when the heel of one foot impacts the ground and ends when that same heel impacts the ground again.
As the diagram illustrates, the gait cycle can be broken down into two primary phases, the stance and swing phases, which alternate for each leg. The stance phase consists of the entire time that a foot is on the ground. The swing phase consists of the entire time that the same foot is in the air.

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Walking Quality score

Walking Quality Score summarizes the quality of your walking. It factors in propulsion, heel impact force, stride length, and symmetry.


Propulsion describes the speed and angle at which your foot leaves the ground as you step.

Heel Impact Force

Heel impact force is the force at which your heel impacts the ground as each step lands.


Symmetry is the difference in time spent between the left and right phases of your gait, expressed as a percentage. A perfect value would be 100%.

Stride Length

Stride length is the distance between two successive heel impacts of the same foot. Stride length and step length are not the same, but quite similar.

Personal Gait Scan 

Your Personal Gait Scan is one of the reports you can unlock in the Baliston Connect™ Journey


Cadence is a measure of how many steps you take per minute.


Speed is a measure of how much distance you can cover in a given period of time.


Pronation  is the natural rolling motion from the outside to the inside of the foot, during the stance phase of the gait cycle.

Swing Width

Swing width is the maximum distance between your foot and your line of progression during the swing phase of the gait cycle.

Swing Height

Swing height is the maximum distance between your foot and the ground during the swing phase.

Stance Time

Stance time is the proportion of time your foot is on the ground during a gait cycle.

Swing Time

Swing time is the proportion of time your foot is off the ground during a gait cycle.

Progression Angle

The progression angle is the angle between your line of progression and your foot's orientation when your foot is flat on the ground.

Intense Activity 

The intense activity metric tracks how much time each week you spend doing intense activity in accordance with recommendations from major health organizations