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Tech in sports typically revolves around maximizing performance in some nebulous and difficult-to-fact-check way. But Adidas has been doing some very cool stuff, like MiCoach biometric tracking, and now it’s got something new and actually kind of great in theory: a soccer ball that tells you what its doing.
Knocking off some of that winter flab will be a little easier with Adidas’ MiCoach app, which helps you plan and track a cardio regimen. MiCoach uses your phone’s GPS to monitor your speed keep up with a targeted pace.
Adidas miCoach is a fitness activity tracking system similar to Nike+, except it gives you more data – including heart rate information – and has a sexy voice to guide you through workouts. Yes, it costs more, but it also does more.
The Adidas miCoach system is supposed to guide you through workouts by providing audio feedback as it keeps track of your vital stats. To me, it seems a bit like a Nike+ with more options and an angry coach’s shouting.