Technology in Running | ADIDAS miCoach Fit Smart
Wearable technology is fast becoming the next most important item after your running shoe. Athletes from entry level amateurs to full time professionals are seeking data at a constant. Gone are the days of waiting for split times or heart rate levels. Data is now required instant.
Like many other companies Adidas have their own brand, The miCoach FIT SMART fitness band, which now makes achieving fitness and daily activity goals more accessible than ever before. For the first time, the category-leading heart rate monitoring and coaching platform will include activity tracking to provide users with a complete fitness and lifestyle tool.
“Embodying a healthier lifestyle is about more than just excelling in the gym,” says Stacey Burr, GM – adidas Digital Sports. “It’s making sure you avoid extended periods of inactivity and keep moving throughout the day. By combining the insights of heart rate monitoring and activity tracking, FIT SMART now brings more insight about your body and lifestyle resulting in a more effective and rewarding journey towards the results you want.“
The new activity tracking feature is delivered with a free update to the adidas Train & Run app. In the app you can set your daily activity goals for steps, distance and calories and, for your workouts with FIT SMART, you can choose a weekly goal or select a training plan. The weekly goal feature is ideal for those who like to mix it up without the regimen of a disciplined training schedule as it provides motivation and simple guidance for users to maintain an optimum balance of effort. The free training plans, built in partnership with adidas coaches, provides more structure and real-time guidance towards more specific goals.
A key aspect of any fitness program is motivation. The addition of activity tracking to the FIT SMART makes it an all-day fitness companion providing constant motivation, keeping users informed of progress outside of workouts. As a result, consumers are more committed and able to reap the rewards of smarter training. Whether goals are lofty or modest, the FIT SMART is the tool to make them a reality.
adidas FIT SMART key features:
- Accurate wrist based heart rate monitoring
- Real-time coaching
- Professional training plans
- Daily activity tracking
- GPS free distance, speed and stride tracking for running workouts
- €149 price, with no extra cost for training plans
- Syncs workout data with the adidas Train & Run app (available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone)
The new update for FIT SMART and the Train & Run app are now available for iOS and Android handsets