miCoach Smart Run
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
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
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
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
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
Nearly great, but oh the battery life.
A brilliant idea and nearly a great product. Simple to use and easy to read when running, There were three issues to be aware of, firstly the wrist strap is short, being just long enough for my wrists, which aren't particularly fat. Secondly, the GPS seemed to have issues everytime I went under a bridge. Finally, and most importantly, the battery life was less than two and a half hours when running. This means I can't really use it on a regular basis for training.
18 November 2013
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
Good product lacking one key feature
I very much enjoy this product - great to have both music, heart rate, GPS and stopwatch on your wrist.. One key feature Adidas needs to implement ASAP, however, is a lap timer that restarts the clock every time you press the lap button. This is absolutely crucial for more advanced runners and I am very confused as to why Adidas has not implemented the feature already!
22 November 2013
This watch has never worked as it was intended to and I consider it garbage. The GPS feature is great but I cannot get it to work without restarting the watch. Same goes for the BT. The heart rate monitor is very inaccurate and absolutely useless, just like the support that adidas offers for the device. I have never been able to track any progress because the HR monitor fails every time. I will never buy another peice of adidas tech as long as i live and strongly encourage anyone considering this device to run away. There are better and far less expensive options out there.
06 September 2014
Works great, but band too small.
I have used this watch for about 3 months. Most of the features work great, and the productivity during the runs has improved quite a bit, which was why I waited a while to purchase. The downside: because I'm a bigger guy (6'4" / 240lbs), the "one size fits all watch strap" is way too small for me. I have it on the absolute largest setting, and couldn't wear the watch for more than 20 minutes without it creating issues with the skin on my wrist and circulation in my hand. Over time, I've had to put the watch down because I can't wear it at all without getting a reaction pretty quickly. I'd love to see some fix to extend the circumference of the existing strap so I can wear this again.
22 July 2014