miCoach SPEED_CELL för iPhone and iPod touch
definintely think this will enhance my performance
I'm really pleased i got this with my new F50 boots. i was a bit sceptical at first but i plugged it into the shoe and played a game and i really think the stats i got afterwards were great.
November 23, 2011
Great product but lousy instructions out of the box.
The first time you try to sync the speed cell with your devise, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO IT.
Right out of the box it asks you for a password which Adidas does not provide. You have to take the battery out of the Cell for aprox. 30 min. After that period of time, replace the battery in the Cell, try to sync it again and at that point it will allow you to put in a password of your own. Very confusing, and totally unnecessary!!!!!!!
Adidas, are you listening? Provide the password or better instructions!!!!!!
Second time I used it it failed to record anything. I then had to remove/reinstall the battery (once again) and it worked fine for the next game.
I will try it again during tonight's game and hope all the bugs have been ironed out.
November 23, 2012
micoach is the best
I always wanted some device to check my distance like professional. Now i got a device but i got the best device. I have enjoyed the item so much that i think any soccer player even an amatuer should buy this because, its so useful in many accasions. Thanks ADIDAS for making not just a great device but useful so many thanks to you!
May 2, 2012
Some clunkiness, but VERY solid product
Adidas is a European company. As such - the engineering is sound, but the human touch is not always 100%.
Have heard complaints about quirkiness in the app's UI, or having to remove and re-find a sensor. But all in all, I've found this is a solid piece of kit that can record everything about a workout and analyze it after the fact, or coach me through it in real time.
It tells me in pace, and in calories what's going on - as opposed to "points" or some artificial measure. And as something not reliant on a constant sync - if for some reason the iPod can't find it, I can still retrieve my data off the shoe later (with the USB dongle).
I bought this, and I bought the heart rate monitor with USB dongle - and between these my performance at running has SKYROCKETED, as well as my interest in and motivation in running. That in and of itself is worth 5 stars - anything that keeps aerobic-averse me running at the top of my ability week to week has an element of sorcery.
December 4, 2012
this item is really helpful for tracking fitness and the online side has a great training programme
January 24, 2012
I am disappointed with Adidas on this one. The concept is great, and when the product has worked (once), the results and information that it collected was fantastic and very useful!
What I am disappointed in, is you can only choose to sync the data on an iPhone or computer, there is no physical capability to do both, only through "cloud" can you do both.
I think that there should be an interface on the device that will allow the user to choose where they would like to sync the information.
Secondly I think that there needs to be an on and off switch on the device, so that there is more precise information collected, if I have the device on and I stop running for 5 minutes in the game, how does the Micoach know that I have stopped running all together.
The on/ off switch would also allow users to know that the device is not syncing due to battery rather than not knowing if the device is even on, the other option could be that there is a little symbol in the iPhone that shows that the device is on.
As far as UI goes, the set up and simplicity of the device is great, and the concept is fantastic, its the usability that is what its tricky. I have only been able to sync one game and nothing else, and this is frustrating.
I will admit that the device fits perfect in all the shoes I have both runners and boots, and not once have I noticed the device in my boots.
I think that the instructions need to be a little more complex so that users can trouble-shoot before needing to reach out to a forum- like I have needed to do.
So in summary- needs to be able to be turned on and off
Needs to be able to display when on
Needs to be able to sync with users choice of device i.e- iPhone and computer.
Need more complex instructions.
If you want more feed back please e-mail me.
March 19, 2013
I got the speed cell and was really excited it wasnt as good as i expected it to be. I never had any syncing problem so i wouldnt worry about that. The real problem is that it doesnt record data as accuratly as it should.
August 8, 2012
Driving performance improvement by providing all of the key stats and showing the good and the bad during the match...fits easily onto the shoe and data sent seamlessly to iPhone.
December 21, 2011
When first buying Micoach I was worried by some of the reviews claiming that the speed cell did not sync. I have had a great experience with the Speed Cell using it with my iphone. The online program took a few days to figure out but has more features than i expected. I have worn it with the lace clip during games and I don't think it should ever fall off. Overall great product!
August 18, 2012
Nothing but problems
Bought this so my son could get in-game soccer performance feedback. In order to do that, the Speedcell has to pair with the micoach soccer app. Would not pair. Even had Adidas send a second one, with no luck. Works great with the regular micoach app, if you are running with an iPod or iPhone and you want instant feedback, but for later pairing with the soccer, running, or basketball app, forget it, it just doesn't work.
The Adidas forums are filled with others complaining about thes same problem.
April 20, 2012