We have reached that level of technical development when even a simple training is done with the help of electronics. To support the theory, Adidas today announced its smartwatch, called miCoach SMART RUN, a wearable aimed primarily at runners. The device will be available for purchase starting November 1st and will cost $399. Sure there are cheaper fitness smartwatches, but Adidas’ offering comes with some nifty feature that you will not find on other similar devices.
Adidas miCoach SMART RUN watch for runners
To begin with, the Adidas’ miCoach SMART RUN is a standalone device that is perfectly capable of serving its function even when it is not paired with a smartphone. That is a very reasonable approach since a smartphone is not exactly the first on the list when you complete your equipment for a run.
The device has built-in GPS that tracks routes to measure your speed and distance. A heart-rate sensor provides vital information which can be fed to Adidas’ existing miCoach fitness cloud. The service will then use the info to suggest a training program that might fit your needs and condition best.
The watch makes use of Bluetooth to connect not only with your smartphone but also wireless headphones providing you with audio coaching. The device has an integrated media player so you can listen to your favorite music instead.
The smartwatch’s band is made of silicone rubber, while the materials used for the watch itself include aluminum, magnesium, and glass. As for battery life, obviously it depends on what feature are you using most, but you should squeeze out at least eight hours of usage time.