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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.
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.
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.
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.
I am a recreational jogger and the miCoach FIT SMART training watch for my needs perfectly. While I was on the run the watch displayed my heart rate, distance travelled, total time, and was even able to notify me of my 1km split times. I have used a different heart rate monitor in the past to track my training, but it only gave me a partial view of the run and I had to use a separate app to monitor my distance, splits, and to track my progress in my training regimen. When I got home the watch paired seamlessly to the miCoach app clearly showing me all the data collected by the FIT SMART. I was not only able to see the raw data, but the app charted out my pace, stride rate, and heart rate vs. time so I could easily see where improvements could be made. It even was able to extrapolate and find predicted my 5k, 10k, half, and full marathon times. Just makes me look forward to running!
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.
As a woman I had ditched heart rate monitors years ago because I found the chest strap very uncomfortable when worn with a bra. I love that Smart Run can measure heart rate from the wrist without needing a strap. I can see all necessary info when running (HR, speed, distance, time) and it fits my small wrist very comfortably. It's handy that Smart Run syncs the data after each workout automatically and the touch screen makes it easy to use without having to memorize what a bunch of buttons do. If only it would come in PINK! :)
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 got the ball, it was deflated, of course, so i pumped it up and the next day i took it out to the park for a trial run. The ball feels great under my cleats, the stitching is done very well, and of course, it's got the mark of my favorite player! The panels deviate from the traditional 32-panel soccer ball but i personally think it's unique and adds a little bit of a spin when i kick it when i want it to. Overall-it's a pretty good deal, and doesn't feel as cheap as a top glider.