This product is very good for now and again to see stats but seems too expensive for the occasional use it would get from my 9 year old. Also really need to be in an enclosed space so as not to lose it or have it stolen. The app did not always respond to kicks
Hands down best Christmas present ever according to our son! Easy to set up and extremely interactive. He is extremely excited about being able to learn outside of practice any time he wants! I've got a great video but can't figure out how to upload it.
1) Does it require any additional sensors in the goal it self or the surrounding or just simply the ball, and any regular goal.? 2) Is there a specific requirement for the Goal background.? Or regular Net is suitable? 3) Can the app be made into a challenge (points System) depending on accuracy of the shot and shot power.? 4) Do i need to factor in Distance to Goal and goal dimensions.?
I am using a iphone 6 with the Micoach ball and the phone wont connect and the ball wont charge, The light that shows that the charging station is working shows up. The light showing that the ball is misalligned wont show up.
Purchase the mall for my 11 year old son. We both love the product. The ball and app has definitely help my son practice and nearly master a couple of ball control kicks such as bending the ball into the corners of the net. Looking forward to software updates to the ball to increase functionality.
My 12 year old son received this ball as a gift. At first he was excited to receive the ball to improve his soccer skills (would consider him advanced rec player). We compared it to the 9450 electronic basketball which provides immediate verbal coaching feedback and hoped the Micoach would provide the same. Unfortunately, the Micoach provides feedback on the path of the ball and the type of shot but not insight into how to improve (i.e. follow through, kick ball lower etc.) The tips also seem to be static not related to the prior kick that was made. Yes the ball does provide significant information but the method of communication back to the user is limited and requires higher level skills to unlock. It would be great if there the verbal feedback or even written coach more than feedback on how to improve the last kick but have not been able to find that information. If it exists please let me know.
I bought this Micoach Smart ball believing that this ball could be paired with Galaxy S6, and I downloaded the Smart ball app. But when I try to pair it with the ball, app says that it could not find the ball. What can I dow
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