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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!!
Not the greatest ankle support. But for those of you who want a quick, easy, durable and not to mention supportive ankle strap this is it. I've tried some ankle braces before, some where too bulky or too thin without providing support. This strap provides all of the elements that I was looking for in an ankle strap. It is lightweight, not too bulky, supportive and really easy to wear and take off. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars is that it is a little overpriced. Paying $60 for a pair sounds a little pricey. I think $20 each for these straps sounds more reasonable.
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 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.
Breathability: 8.5/10 The breathability of this ankle wrap really surprised me. Most ankle braces make my ankle sweat and hot, but with the adiZero construction it made my ankle cooler. And the coolness leading to better performance on the court. Ankle Support: 9.5/10 These ankle brace's ankle support are outstanding. Not just some fabric that you throw together and call a ankle brace, but this brace is built tough. A hard shell on the outside bone of your ankle prevents any hyperextension. I would say this ankle support is more of a preventer that a healing brace. Fit: 8/10 The fit of this ankle wrap, to me, was a little more on the tighter side. I wear a size 10.5 and thought I would get a size M brace, that might be my mistake. But the tightness turned out to my advantage a bit. Material: 8.5/10 The adiZero material is great, one of my all time favorites of adidas shoes. The brace feels like it would stand up to a lot of abuse. However, once worn a lot, it could develop visible fold creases which might not look that attractive. Longevity: 8.5/10 This brace would definitely last me a long time build on it's construction. adidas products have always been a first for me. Hope this review helped some of you!
When I hurt my ankle playing in the Kobe's, my peers and my coach said that it would be best that I get an ankle brace until I get better. Naturally, I got the ones that D.rose wears because he is my favorite player and these are the ones he wears. But I still had my doubts because I thought they would be uncomfortable, limit my mobility, or take away from my game. And when I played in them, I saw that I was wrong. They were super comfortable, didn't take away from my mobility or my vertical, and kept my ankles protected. I was very satisfied with them, so much that I will still wear them if my ankle is just bothering me. Great ankle braces. At first I wondered why they were priced so high. 60 dollars for both??? But now I understand. I feel like i payed for quality.
The GOOD: - It does what it says it does well. It measures your vertical, hustle and quickness either while wearing during practice or in the Power Up Drills. Plus you can use it as your HRM with the general app! The BAD: - Needs to save your Power Up Drills as cards you can view over time to note your improvement. The UGLY: - Adidas is not going to add website connectivity so everything you do with this device can ONLY be viewed in the multi-sport app. Nothing will upload to the website which is a shame because it's probably one of the best devices they have developed. Also, you can't view your Power Up drills results except immediately after doing them. Unless you take a screen shot and save as a photo in your phone, your result will be lost forever. Not good if you want to measure results over time. Overall: A good, unfinished product. If you want to improve your quickness, hustle and vertical this is the product for you, but you will have to give up being able to track your progress except if you wear it during practice (and then only in the multi-sport app).
This heart rate monitor is great! It's extremely accurate and works very well with the miCoach app. The textile strap is comfortable and easy to adjust, put on, and remove. Also, as a woman, it's not noticeable at all when I wear it under my shirt. I have had some connectivity issues when my phone is in my backpack. The app kept saying "Bluetooth found. Bluetooth lost. Bluetooth found. Bluetooth lost..." nonstop without a break. But when I looked at the results afterwards, it appeared uninterrupted. Don't forget to take it off after you're done working out. Otherwise the dried sweat makes your skin bond to the connective part of the strap and it hurts to take it off.
This is awesome. I got it yesterday at an Adidas store and it is perfect size. There is no need to buy a size smaller or bigger. Speedwraps fit the size of your shoes. It really does prevent your ankles from rolling and keep them protected. This is only $30 and is cheap compared to other ankle braces. It is also super light. Best Adidas accessory ever and I seriously recommend it to all of you guys looking for ankle braces.
The product is good, but it doesn't pair with S-Health app on my samsung Galaxy S4. I was looking for pairing it with S-Health as it gives an option to track calories burnt and calories consumed. This device pairs only with micoach app. But this app doesn't have an option of tracking calories consumed... so its difficult to keep-up with my wait-loss goals !!! Now I have to use SHealth and MiCoach. Using two apps (instead of one) would drain the battery of any phone :( Below adds would be better Should pair with SHealth app or an option to track calories consumed in micoach app.
I saw a web interview that Derrick Rose did and he spoke about how much that he loved the Adizero Speedwrap Ankle Brace and since I already bought the Adizero shoe, I figured I'd try it out. I had a grade 2 ankle sprain about 5 months ago and haven't been able to explode as well as I could prior to my injury. This ankle brace helped a lot and now I can't imagine playing ball without it
I play football every Saturday and I bought this because I wanted to monitor how much I run on match days and it does that perfectly. It connects to my iPad/iPhone without even taking it out my football boot and the app also gives you tips on how to improve which is a big help. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is because you never know when the battery is low or ran out until you try to pair with your device.
I have an iPhone 5 and just bought a Speed Cell Bluetooth off Adidas website. Express postage was as advertised, ordered Saturday night, arrived Tuesday morning. It connected first go with miCoach multi sport app. None of the connection problems I've read about. Can't wait to get first game on it tomorrow night
Love these!! They are extremely light and not so bulky opposed the first edition of the SpeedWraps, which I purchased also. Not only does these give great support, but your much more mobile and can slash to the court much quicker and feel confident you not going to sprain your ankle. They fit great with the Adizero DRose shoes as well. Must have!!
I've had to wear ankle braces or tap for almost 8 years now, so i know my way around braces. in terms of comfort speed and visual aesthetic these braces are the top of crop. Ive been taped ive worn, elastic support and light weight lace ups and light weight figure eight wraps, but in my experience these are the best. The fit is exceptional and it makes me feel secure and confident in my abilities, basketball is 90% confidence anyway, like most things its a mental game