Adidas Announces MiCoach SmartRun

After two tech companies and a car maker, it’s now time for a fashion and apparel brand to get into the business of wearable technology. This week, Adidas announced the MiCoach SmartRun smartwatch. The watch has a 1.45-inch capacitive touchscreen and runs on Android 4.1.1. However, unlike other smartwatches in the market, the MiCoach SmartRun…

 

After two tech companies and a car maker, it’s now time for a fashion and apparel brand to get into the business of wearable technology. This week, Adidas announced the MiCoach SmartRun smartwatch.

The watch has a 1.45-inch capacitive touchscreen and runs on Android 4.1.1. However, unlike other smartwatches in the market, the MiCoach SmartRun was designed to be a standalone fitness accessory, in contrast to those from Samsung and Sony which requires a permanent link to a smartphone.

The watch also includes a GPS sensor, an accelerometer and an optical heart rate monitor from Mio. The watch makes use of its various sensors to give workout suggestions to users by means of on-screen graphics, vibration alerts and audio prompts courtesy of the Bluetooth connection to compatible headphones.

Users can also create customised training plans as well as recording completed workouts. Moreover, it can show anatomically-correct animations of different cardio and exercises on its screen. 1GB of the watch’s total memory is used for system files while the remaining 3GB can used to store music files.

The MiCoach SmartRun is also made from quality materials including soft touch silicon for the strap and magnesium, stainless steel and Gorilla Glass for the body of the watch. The device will be available on November 1 for approximately $400.

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