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Would be outstanding if the instructions were clearer. Adidas needs to do a better job of explaining how to get it to work. Didn't seem to have any problems locating the micoach with bluetooth or syncing it with my iPhone 5S..but it kept saying "no valid workouts" after I tested it. It wasn't until I contacted customer support I was told about the 80/60 rule....you need to move 80 meters within 60 seconds in order for it to start tracking, so just walking around your living room, or going out to the end of the block won't work. Nor will riding on a stationary bike, it only tracks the sports that it is programmed for. Since then though, I've tracked a soccer game, a soccer practice and a jog with no problems. Working great now!!
I've been using the miCoach mobile app for a long time now because it's the only app that delivers the coaching I need to keep me on track in my training program. of course carrying the phone is cumbersome and I'm not a big fan of the arm bands when i run, so when I saw smart run i was delighted. first run with it was fantastic. It was pretty easy to set up and syncing to my account went smooth. getting heart rate AND coaching all from this one device is superb, but adding the the Bluetooth connection for music really tied it all together for me!
I have been using the FIT Smart for several weeks now and it has exceeded my expectations. After playing with the watch for about 15 minutes I was able to get a good handle on the interface, which is very simple. It has three buttons, a multi-purpose "select/home" button and two scrolling buttons. What I really like about the watch is that it doesn't have excess features that you won't want to use. It has several useful modes (assessment, free workout, planned workout) and that's it. Simple. Syncing with your MiCoach app is done via bluetooth. The watch actually looks pretty good too. I have a black watch and wear it most places. The watch is almost entirely covered in rubber and is easy to keep clean. From the coach perspective, I have used these watches with my athletes to prescribe them workouts during their off days or when rehabbing injuries. You have to create a MiCoach profile for them, but after you do that, it is easy to have them do the assessment workout and then assign them conditioning based on their HR zones. Just an FYI it seems to work better to run the assessment test outside as opposed to on a treadmill. Regardless, you may want to run the assessment several times before using the HR zones. This will allow you to get the most out of the test.
This knee pad is great I play ball for my high school team and in a game i went up for a lay up and i got laid out landed and on my knees. So I decided to buy these pads. I wish it came in a pair though because i had to buy two. The first day I got them I wore them to my game and bumped knees with someone coming off a screen and i felt little pain due to the pad. I had planned on only wearing them until my knees stop hurting but i got used to playing in them and now i don't play without them. Definitely recommend you purchase these
When I'm not using these kneepads for basketball or volleyball, I can garden in them or use them as shinguards for soccer. If you want to know more about the sizing, measure the circumference of your calf. S=11"-13", M=13"-14, L=14"-16, XL=17"-18", 2XL=18"-20" Thanks adidas!!
I ordered two Large Black adidas Techfit adiPower Padded Leg Sleeves and I'll be ordering more. Since I needed a padded knee sleeve for both my knees, these do more than a good job. I torn the ACL in my right knee 10 years ago and these Padded Leg Sleeves give me the compression support, as well as, the protection from the padding to play basketball everyday. After playing with these padded knee sleeves for hours the pain in both knees has been reduced by at least 80% in the hours after taking them off. On top of these good qualities, the Graphic Knee Pads are an officially licensed product of the NBA and worn by Derrick Rose and many other NBA players around the league. The fit is great, with minimal sliding down your thigh and calf. Just make sure you wash them on delicate cycle in the washer and hang dry after so they last. 5-stars across the board and a must buy for anyone that plays basketball and other sports as well.
Let me start off first by saying. Adidas has done what nobody else has. This watch has everything you could want in a fitness watch. It has almost resolved all the issues of the MotoActiv. The only let down and this is my opinion is closed software. This would have suited my purpose if it could be a hybrid fitness tracker and monitor steps + HR. This would totally removed the need of a second device. I don't know if this will be implemented in the future, but it would appeal to more people if the HRM could be used 24/7. Maybe the battery is the limiting factor.
I bought this monitor for the usage on my Nokia Lumia 620 in the hope of having Bluetooth Smart support. Last week I saw the miCoach app launched as the first one enabling Bluetooth Smart. Awesome training esp. also indoors with heart-rate tracking and coaching!
I've been using the smart run and micoach to train for a marathon for 8 days now and I am already starting to see an improvement in my performance. Setup was simple and the micoach website is easy to use. Battery life isn't great, but fair considering all the things the smart run is doing while you run. A half marathon (with music) took it from 92% to 36% charge. On the plus side it charges quickly so just remember to top it up each evening after you run. The HRM works well and it takes the GPS about a minute to get a fix before you start each workout. The wifi sync is a nice feature as well. It won't replace your day to day watch, but if you have a serious training goal in mind, then it's a fantastic tool.
I love this product. I had the "Zone" when it came out and loved the simplicity of that for training and now they have came out with a better version that easily syncs to my iphone to download all my stats for review later. The changing colors relative to your HR zones is great, as well as the overall ease of use and simplicity. I even got one for my wife and she is so not tech savy at all, and she also likes how simple and easy it is. That says a lot..... If there was one critic is that the large band is really large and I should have got the small as there is no medium I believe. Other than that love the product. Keep up the good work.
This is a good product but I don't like how there is only one sleeve per pack. I need a pad for both of my knees so having to spend $40 just to be protected is bad. I wish these were like the McDavid pads that come with two per pack for only $30. I think this is a great product but I think they should come with two pads per pack.
The watch does everything it promises with out fault...battery life. I am very active and would want to track heart rate and calories burned often. The battery just cannot keep up with me. If they get that right, this will be a fantastic product. The largest concern when I bought it was will the heart rate monitor be accurate. It is. I was very pleased with the accuracy and the fact that I did not have to wear the watch to tight to get a reading. Good start Adidas. Just address that battery life and you will have a five start product..
I have been using MiCoach for almost 2 years. LOVE the product. I use F50 1st gen & 2nd gen, Preadator LZ 1st gen, Boost, etc. For the MiCoach devices i have used 1st gen Speed_Cell, Pacer, and now the X_Cell and 2nd gen Speed_Cell. The concept is great. Recording data for my workouts has become in important piece of my routine. I am on board with the modernization of the hardware platforms, but it is true. You do need a Bluetooth v4 device in order for you to be able to pull the data from the X_Cell and the 2nd gen Speed_Cell. Be aware that most devices with Bluetooth v4 had to have been manufactured within the last year or so. Be sure to double check your device compatibility. Another piece to be mindful of is the web interface for the MiCoach data that is pulled from the X_Cell. When you pull data from the X_Cell, you can view the data on your multisport app, and not on the MiCoach website. Not sure when that is going to be addressed, but it really is frustrating to see "Sorry, this workout does not have any chart information" when I try to view the values from my latest workout with the X_Cell. The metrics that you are able to see on the multisport app are great, but until that data is unified in the web interface, and all of the lifetimes stats are updated, the product to me is incomplete. I am sure when the product is at full functionality I will be able to gather some great work out data.
product is great, the sizing is inaccurate on the product page. I docked a star since the sizing is so incorrect, I had to pay $20 just in return shipping since i had to reorder twice. I'm 6'6", 195lb. I ordered a Large initially given that my calf is 15.75-16", I couldn't get the Large on. Returned for XL and is still pretty tight. I would probably go with XXL if your calf is 16" or larger, I would prefer XXL myself. The sizing on the box is better, describing sizing up to XXL but still isn't accurate, saying that a large fits a 15.5" calf. I disagree. Either way, it's the thigh part that was way too tight, if you had large thighs, order size up. I feel the sizing info is misleading since I wear a Large of the same product for the GFX Padded shorts. I shouldn't have to order Large for one and XXL for the other. Product review: not much to say here, it's what you would expect though I'd prefer a bit more padding length. One more thing: no clue what the XLT vs XL means. The product packaging is all in French and doesn't mention what the T means in XLT so not sure. I wish adidas cared more about this stuff, really annoying to spend money to return a product due to them neglecting to provide proper info. My advice; order larger than you would expect.
I found the FitSmart to be a great tool to keep me constantly updated throughout my training sessions. Not having to deal with a chest strap to monitor my heart rate was a great appeal, and for runs, the FitSmart stayed locked in on my heart rate without any problems. I also compared it to my Garmin GPS watch, and the distance reading was identical, so I'm not at all concerned about the lack of GPS function here - no calibration needed either! I also noticed that the FitSmart pretty well nailed my Stride Rate during a run, which was something I wasn't expecting, but was happy to see when I completed my first run. The colored zone indicators are great, even during weight training sessions to keep me working at the right intensities just using the Free workout option. I'm 68" tall, 190lbs, and a medium build, and the Small FitSmart fits me great. The silicone band was slick and comfortable, and the display is pretty cool. I have the White FitSmart, and it draws positive attention at the gym. It pairs well with my Samsung Galaxy S4 - (so happy to have a wearable that syncs w/ Android's OS). The bluetooth Sync is simple, and it's nice that the FitSmart can store a handful of sessions before pairing so I don't have to worry about it until I want to check out the performance graphs. The battery life is pretty great too, I probably charge it once every week or two with moderate training use, and full time use as my go-to watch. The buttons are simple - having only 3 buttons to push reduces my chances of getting too far removed from whatever I'm trying to accomplish w/ the device. All in all - I'd say this is a great addition to my training tools, I love the immediate feedback of HR, but even more, I love the Zone Indicator Color, and the fact I don't have to have my phone on me when I train - I can just sync it all later. Great Product, looking forward to updates to the app's graphs after Free workouts, and the HR sensor accuracy while I'm lifting.