Vitruve VBT Encoder

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We are proud to partner with Vitruve (previously Speed4Lifts) to offer their Velocity Based Training device to our customers! Based out of Spain, Vitruve's mission statement is something we can get behind! 

The human body has a ceiling of performance, we are genetically predisposed to reach a level which we will never be able to exceed. But the reality is that 99% of people have not even approached to touch it. The only way to unlock our full potential is by knowing our bodies and working smart.

The Vitruve device is a Linear Positional Transducer device that provides a high level of consistency and accuracy in measuring bar speed (velocity). In a published study comparing various VBT devices, all experienced some level of error - however the Vitruve device was the only one in which the error was not variable. This means that data is output consistently under the same circumstances, ensuring quality, actionable data from session to session. Compared to VBT wearables based around accelerometers (inertial measurement), linear transducers like the Vitruve device, and other camera-based optoelectronic systems are much more accurate and consistent in their readings. 


  • Free Shipping
  • Vitruve Encoder
  • FREE: Roller Hook ($20 value)
  • Neoprene Bag
  • Velcro Strap
  • Micro USB Charging Cable
  • Free App Download (iOS)
  • 2 Year Warranty 



  • Highly Accurate and Consistent Linear Transducer Type VBT Device
  • Validated in published research
  • User friend iOS app for iPhone or iPad, quick setup
  • Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity to Vitruve Encoder
  • Full raw data export support





Vitruve has changed the way we approach athlete development at kineticPro. It has elevated the environment and become a staple in our programming daily.

- Casey Mulholland (KineticPro Founder)

My favourite VBT system is Vitruve. It gives our athletes instant feedback, makes them compete more and improve their power output.

Zachary Fears (Oklahoma State) 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Best Device for VBT!

Doesn't miss reps, software is very user-friendly and the customer service is amazing!

Great device, Massive Deficiency in App

I would love to give this device a 5 star review as the device itself has performed flawlessly thus far. However, this device is to be used with an app (I am using android) and that app contains a serious deal breaker for many lifters. As an individual athlete there is no way to create and log your own movements, leaving the ability to create movements behind an outrageous monthly subscription to the their TEAMS app (which is only iOS). $29.99/mo gets you only 5 custom exercises, $49.99 provides 25 custom movements. So if you utilize many movements or specialty bars, i.e. conjugate or strongman programming, be prepared to pay a significant and recurring price on top of the substantial encoder cost. This is a deal breaker for many, likely why its not advertised clearly. I hate writing a review like this but this paywall is unacceptable for such a basic function.

Kabuki fulfilled the order rapidly, though the free roller hook was not included with my order. Hopefully support will take care of this promptly.