Adidas today announced it will launch miCoach SMART RUN watch in November. For the first time, runners of all abilities will be able to track their runs using GPS mapping, monitor their heart rate off their wrist, listen to their favorite music and get real-time coaching - all in a single yet simple, color touch screen running watch. Here are the details:
There are no cables, straps and additional sensors with this unique all-in-one device; SMART RUN uses optical technology to track your heart rate from your wrist. An in-built accelerometer counts every step so you can monitor your stride rate. GPS tracks your speed, distance and logs your route and, a MP3 player with Bluetooth wireless audio delivers music and audible coaching guidance, delightfully solving those problems of flailing headphone cables and music players.
Interval (or zone) training is the best way to improve strength, speed and endurance. The miCoach system is founded on this concept with 4 colored zones - blue, green, yellow and red - SMART RUN uses these to coach you throughout your workout. Guidance comes in various forms including vibration, through the 1.45" color touch screen display and, if you are using a Bluetooth headset, the coach will politely interrupt your music to tell you to speed up or slow down.
Smart training is not just about intervals though. You will need to combine cardio with strength and flexibility to get the results you want and SMART RUN excels here too. More than 400 anatomically correct animations combine to make hundreds of workouts and plans. The animations play right on the watch helping to guide you correctly through each repetition and circuit.
The miCoach SMART RUN is completed with premium design language and fine styling, including athletic lines, stainless steel trim, high performance guerrilla glass and magnesium.
Releasing in November, miCoach SMART RUN will retail at 399 Euros.