micoach is all you need to get the results you want.
Wonderful and helpful. My son is very dedicated to soccer (football) and this ball is a wonderful tool in his kit. The ball not only records data to help improve, but it also provides coaching on techniques and methods to get better results. Kicking any ball for hours is a great way to improve - kicking this ball with direct feedback is amazing! It is important to read the instructions - things like how to connect, how to charge, alignment, etc. I had no problems - because, I read instructions before using anything. Now, I'm going to recommend this for all my son's teammates. The sharing feature also makes it possible to share results with coaches and trainer.
I bought this soccer balls for my son and my best friend's birthday. The smartest gift ever they enjoy it every day. My son loves it, it has helped him to get better at playing soccer and has given him more confidence when he plays with his soccer team. I truly love this ball. What a great way to help soccer lovers. Thank you Adidas ❤️
I love this ball because of the real time feedback, and the spot on aesthetic this is a 5 star ball and higher quality than a standard match approved ball. The only problem I going is that it is all white so after playing with it it get a little dirty. Yet the ball clean very easy, except some grass stains and dirt between the patches remain.
Ordered ball for grandson's Christmas, would not inflate or charge. Returned and ordered second ball. Left second ball on charger 24 hours and only showed charge of 1%...Great idea, but poor technology. Cannot recommend.
Purchase this item for a Christmas present. Great service and took advantage of 15% discount. My 12year old Grandson is a talented football player and feel this ball will be well used and enhance his skills.
First time I have purchased direct from Adidas. Have to say very disappointed. . Box damaged. Item marked .security seals all removed and damaged , even the paper work was loose and screwed up like a piece of waste paper. Shocked and disappointed, but it's going to be kicked around a football pitch once opened so have not returned item.i was expecting a lot better. Jon
App only works w/newer devices. My IPhone 4 and IPad 2 are too old, even with up-to-date software. (Bluetooth) So, unless you're prepared to send your child outside with your newer, expensive devices, don't get this! I'm not letting my son play soccer w/my new IPad or phone, so back to the store for this one.
Really disappointed despite having numerous I pads / I phone's / Android tablet can get anything to link with it if you have not got the later tablets look at the app before you buy the ball. Have brought a,New,Android tablet but it does not link via Bluetooth , son birthday present so not impressed at all .
I bought this for personal training, really able to assist someone serious about improving their shot. No complaints, excellent ball (just a bit below Brazuca quality), fast charge, instant data. What's not to love.
The ball itself is great. It is of high quality construction, is easy to charge, and connects easily to the Android app on my phone. The app itself is very good for a product this early in its lifecycle. As an early adopter of the Zepp sensor for baseball, if the Adidas software team is anywhere near as good as the Zepp software team, I anticipate the app will only get better in a few months. It is already giving feedback to my daughter that she has not received in three years of playing travel soccer, and I expect this ball to elevate her game to a point that it would not get to without the feedback it provides.
Currently the only product on the market that always you to work out how the ball is kicked and the what the results are. This helps in improving one's technique to get the best accurate results. One think though, there is no substitute in skill and dedication.
Good product, easy set up and easy to use. I'm using it as coaching tool with my u11 travel team. The kids have fun seeing their stats, speed of kick, where they make contact on the ball etc. and allows me to work individually with them to improve their technique.
So the ball came with only 30% charged which prevents it being software updated unless charged over 50%. Without sw update it cannot be used with the mobile app. Either the ball or the charging station is broken from the get go so more than a week in, it hasn't been tested yet as confirming something is broken requires the ball to be fully uncharged (really bad engineering needing to fully uncharge before charging again). Try telling all that to a 12 year old. Hoping to get the ball & charging station replaced but have to say that at this price level, stuff shouldn't arrive broken and complications with charging tell the design is flawed to start with. My recommendation would be not to buy this version but wait & see if they get the technology right over couple new hardware updates.
Fantastic piece of kit. Easy to use, looks and feels like the typical quality you expect with Adidas products. The information displayed after each kick its great and it also brings an element of fun, so the kids will get something out of it even if an adult is buying it for themselves. If there is a downside, it's that I wish you could get this item in other sizes, as my son is 8 and would get more out of this if it were a size 3-4. Brilliant product though, it will help develop our son throughout his footballing career.
Ball arrived slightly deflated and rather misshapen. Inflated to recommended psi and left it till the next day. Next day ball soft again, tried on 3 occasions but air just wouldn't stay in, disappointed never to have used the ball and have returned it for a refund.
technology and sport in unison The smart ball can take teaching to the next level, when Adidas roll out the new firmware updates to include moving ball data the smart ball will possibly become the biggest technological advancement in football history, if you think what computers have done for mathematics, computing data to find solutions in a fraction of the time, then the smart ball can compute the footballers data to teach the solution in a fraction of time. As a football coach teaching players how to shoot and pass the ball is a huge part of training and this is done by repetition, but being able to show each player exactly how they have hit the ball and then teach how to adjust to make that shot/pass perfect is such an advancement and advantage. e.g. Taking my goalkeeper, within a session we have perfected his goal kicks, by using the smart ball app to study with him how and where exactly he struck the ball the spin he generated, and the approach using the video data he was able to make adjustments to create his perfect goal kick and then continue to use the data to recreate over and over until continued perfection, before this session his perfect goal kick had been taking years with trail and error, now Completed in one session and the data has been saved, so when he feels he's not kicking just right we can see instantly where he needs to adjust. The smart ball is already amazing but it's capabilities have only just started
great ball would recommend this. moves well great control. my son loves it. I would recommend this to any budding player it helps with skills as well. its a must buy for any serios training great value too
this ball is seriously the best ball on the market still from mid 2014 to early 2015. This ball has helped me expert my knuckleball and My around the wall and over the wall shot. Thank you Adidas for creating a ball and app that's like a personal coach
This was purchased as a birthday present for my 14 year old son. It wasn't on his birthday list so was a gamble.....however, it was fantastic, his face was a picture as this is one of the latest in gadgets (unbeknown to me). In his words it was "the best present EVER". It was extremely easy to set up and link to his I-phone. The delivery was very speedy and was packaged well, so no signs that this was a football. I now have a garden full of teenagers or should I say budding world champion footballers!!
I originally bought this ball for myself and within a very short space of time the technique that the ball had helped my with was transferable to any ball I would kick, it made my game play more competent and confident and meant that my processing speed was much quicker on the ball and the accuracy of what I do with it has increased dramatically. I now use the ball with my students (9-16) and the rate with which they improve with the knowledge of how to strike a ball well and the understanding of different ways of manoeuvring the ball for crossing, fading, curling and knuckling is astounding. All of the students I have worked with when asked "what do you do when you kick the ball?" reply "I run up and kick it" and the improvement in their consistency, accuracy and power comes from having a knowledge of kicking process and technique from the ball and app. They love using the ball both for the novelty of using an electric football and because it takes them from playground football to a detailed and successful kicking method. It was easy to find the app underwhelming and trivial at first but once individual aspects of kicking are changed even in the smallest of ways a very visible difference is apparent and my feelings of mild disappointment were gone. The general consensus from all that have used the ball is that it is a work of brilliance. Yes it is expensive but worth investment for both improvement as a footballer and a productive use of MANY hours working on kicking technique.
The micoach ball is really cool. It shows everything about how you kicked the ball, where you kicked, the balls trajectory, how fast it spun, and more. iPad users have to download the app from the website instead of the AppStore. Only thing that I wish was added was the ability to deflate the ball for traveling with it.
Great for free kicks to understand effect of rotation and speed. Kids love it - encourages friendly competition especially when trying to kick within a small range of mph. The visualization through the graphing application on the smart phone really captures the kids attention. Overall great buy. The ball itself plays and feels like a Nike match ball and the quality is solid. How you would change the rechargeable battery is beyond me.
I bought the mi coach smart soccer ball for my son. He loves the game and loves to play. He prefers to train with the ball instead of playing video games, so this definitely gets him off the couch and makes him active outside. The ball is amazing! It actually shows real time data tracking speed, spin, trajectory, etc after each kick. My son won't stop training or playing with it. He loves the challenges included with the app. This ball is a definite must have for any soccer player. Adidas does it again, creating innovative and practical equipment and apparel. Thanks Adidas! !
This is a great product. I thoroughly enjoyed using it, and kicking it around with my friends. I think one of its best parts is that you aren't forced to use it as an advanced computer chip ball if you don't want to. It's perfectly functional as a normal ball without the gadgets. However with that being said the phone app is great, and with all the self-improvement features that it has it can be very helpful. It is well designed and is simple to use, not to mention great fun.
The Adidas Smart Ball is truly a great soccer ball! I've been playing soccer for a good 11 years and have played in multiple out of state tournaments in Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Seattle. I have played both club and high school at the varsity level. I was given the smart ball to test and I really saw no reason to complain at all: even if you do not use it for the technology, the ball itself feels like an Adidas champions league ball or World Cup ball, giving the ball on it's own a good feeling. It is soft to kick with good padding making it a good ball to have. Then when you add the brand new technology of te smart ball, you get an absolutely amazing ball! There are many features with the app that make kicking it around with a friend that much more fun. Me personally, I used a feature called Kick It the most where after you have the ball linked with the app, you take a kick or a free kick and the ball records information about the kick and sends it to the app to be displayed. You can see the speed at which you kicked the ball, the spin that the ball had and how much spin, and you can also see the trajectory of your kick. Finally there are other features that are extremely useful to make your shot better. All in all, it is basically a high quality ball on it's own whether you use the technology or not but the technology makes it that much better, it was really a great ball to have!