Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 77
Rated 1 out of 5 by Encol Runner Look what it looks like after a year of usage...
Since my last review was rejected because of a supposed "customer service focus instead of product focus", this time I will just post some pictures of all the corrosion on the back and side of this watch after a year of usage and let you conclude by yourself how bad this product really is. By the way, at this moment, my watch is completely dead. All of this, just to remember, with about a year of regular usage, average once or twice a week to run 10K in the city.
05 April 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by RunnerinOz Not happy Jan!
Well at $500 you would expect something pretty top notch. I have had mine for about 3 months now. Issues:
1. Very very poor battery life compared to my old Garmin or Nokia Lumia 1020.
2. Very very poor GPS lock compared to my old Garmin or Nokia Lumia 1020.
3. Very very poor GPS tracking (some of the routes it tracked on my circuit!) compared to my Nokia Lumia 1020 using Micoach or Runtastic.
This is all hardware related.
Some good attributes:
2. Bluetooth connectivity etc
These are software related and not particularly special to Smart Run.
Mine will not turn on now (and yes it has been charged up).
I would wait until the technology improved.
28 February 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JCRows Some good but not working anymore
Fits well for me
Data is great
Only one charger & no chance to buy another one
GPS takes too long to fix. My partner has a garmin & when we run together my gps takes between 2-5 minutes to fix while hers is instantaneous.
Battery life initially was very poor, but did improve
Bought the watch in December 2013 to run and train for the NY Marathon on 2 November 2014. In late October 2014 the watch stopped working, perhaps the battery was done. I ended up using my partner's garmin for the marathon
The back of my watch is similarly corroded as others who have already posted photos
The watch is currently dead, & by the time I got back from NY, the one year warranty had expired.
17 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by neonrunner78 great job Adidas!
I've been using the miCoach mobile app for a long time now because it's the only app that delivers the coaching I need to keep me on track in my training program. of course carrying the phone is cumbersome and I'm not a big fan of the arm bands when i run, so when I saw smart run i was delighted. first run with it was fantastic. It was pretty easy to set up and syncing to my account went smooth. getting heart rate AND coaching all from this one device is superb, but adding the the Bluetooth connection for music really tied it all together for me!
05 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Witcher Has the hardware, but software needs to catch up
Let me start off first by saying. Adidas has done what nobody else has. This watch has everything you could want in a fitness watch. It has almost resolved all the issues of the MotoActiv. The only let down and this is my opinion is closed software. This would have suited my purpose if it could be a hybrid fitness tracker and monitor steps + HR. This would totally removed the need of a second device. I don't know if this will be implemented in the future, but it would appeal to more people if the HRM could be used 24/7. Maybe the battery is the limiting factor.
10 November 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 Good Start - Not ready
The watch does everything it promises with out fault...battery life. I am very active and would want to track heart rate and calories burned often. The battery just cannot keep up with me. If they get that right, this will be a fantastic product. The largest concern when I bought it was will the heart rate monitor be accurate. It is. I was very pleased with the accuracy and the fact that I did not have to wear the watch to tight to get a reading. Good start Adidas. Just address that battery life and you will have a five start product..
25 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jonnydeluxe Very happy
I've been using the smart run and micoach to train for a marathon for 8 days now and I am already starting to see an improvement in my performance. Setup was simple and the micoach website is easy to use. Battery life isn't great, but fair considering all the things the smart run is doing while you run. A half marathon (with music) took it from 92% to 36% charge. On the plus side it charges quickly so just remember to top it up each evening after you run. The HRM works well and it takes the GPS about a minute to get a fix before you start each workout. The wifi sync is a nice feature as well. It won't replace your day to day watch, but if you have a serious training goal in mind, then it's a fantastic tool.
14 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ictdave Nowhere near as bad as some reviews would suggest
I have had the watch for just over a week and love it. I have had other famous name (for sports) watches before and this is better. The good - seamless automatic uploading to Strava and MicCoach so no messing around at all, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth easy to set up, controls simple and intuitive, screen is clear, information accurate, integration of heart monitoring (I don't like the chest bands), coaching, music uploading and configurability. The bad - battery life, but with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a clear colour screen that's the price you have to pay until the next round of tech innovation.
03 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hanae Gives me all workout data I need without a chest strap
As a woman I had ditched heart rate monitors years ago because I found the chest strap very uncomfortable when worn with a bra. I love that Smart Run can measure heart rate from the wrist without needing a strap. I can see all necessary info when running (HR, speed, distance, time) and it fits my small wrist very comfortably. It's handy that Smart Run syncs the data after each workout automatically and the touch screen makes it easy to use without having to memorize what a bunch of buttons do. If only it would come in PINK! :)
27 February 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Micoach-1time-user Micoach SMART RUN Watch
I have purchased Micoach SMART RUN Watch lated DEC '14. I believe I have received someone's return as it have someone's login information in and music uploaded, however, it seemed new with original packaging and all. After using it for less then a month, I can't say I am impressed, the biggest flaw was battery life. Watch required to be plugged in very often, more often then I'd expect.
I also found it somewhat difficult to go easy to the heart rate menu and to navigate around to get to different setting on the watch.
I am not sure if I would recommend. I've had higher expectation of this product.
I did like the design and how they felt on my wrist while wearing.
20 February 2015