Micoach X_Cell and Textile Strap
Great purchase, syncs perfectly with my Android device, and is very useful to track progress/stats after practices and games.
November 23, 2014
First the quality. I have put this to monitor the heart. The strap was a very poorly made and it turn to string after two times wearing it. But I am not that upset since I was never able to record anything anyway. I have tried at least 5 times. You can never tell if this is ON or OFF. The instructions about three beeps are not accurate. I doesn't have a three beep and if you finally realize that three beeps means this and two means something else you cannot tell if you turn it On or Off. I bought two of them and I am ready to send them back. I probably could write for an hour about how much this product su....s but I guess I would be wasting my time.
March 14, 2014
The x-cell is a really good product in being able to monitor and measure performance. Really helps to motivate pushing a little harder in games and training to outdo previous scores.
The x-cell as a heart rate monitor is excellent however it can feel and look a little bulky on the chest. I play soccer and it worries me sometimes on the ball hitting me on the chest and what that might do to the equipment or to myself.
The last thing is that the measurement for quickness, reaction time and hustle is measured in g/s and g/min. To understand what I was doing on the field I had to do a little research.
December 6, 2013
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.
October 3, 2013
Be very very very very careful buying this
They make it sound like it will work with your device, but there is an extremely small number of products this works with. They don't point that out, they just wait for you to buy it and then say, buried in their support pages, "oh did we say Smartphone? We meant the latest iPhone model, tee, hee."
They need to put, FRONT AND CENTER, the compatibility of this product with the devices out there.
September 26, 2013
This is the worst!!!!
I have the iphone 5, and i noticed that It has a lot of trouble linking with your phone. When it does link it quickly disconnects and you have to start the entire process over.
The worst thing about it is the software. they don't let you use it as a heart rate monitor by itself, they make you use their program and do their activities a.k.a. jumping jacks and things like this. The micoach software is useless in my opinion.
March 15, 2014
Good but not complete
- 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!
- Needs to save your Power Up Drills as cards you can view over time to note your improvement.
- 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.
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).
December 25, 2013
Compatibility Issues – iPhone 4
I was looking forward to using this product and think it will be quite good to use and analysis performance. However, it currently does not work with the iPhone 4 or below, and also has issues with other smartphones, so this product should be purchased with caution.
I have to return it I'm afraid......
September 26, 2013
Solid piece of kit
The sensor is built sturdily, and is easy to set up. The band is surprisingly comfortable once in position, and I've had no issue with it sliding off.
If you have a compatible mobile device, and use the Adidas apps, I'd certainly recommend this sensor.
March 6, 2014
Very nice device!
November 8, 2013