Adidas has finally officially announced their very own Fit Smart Wristband, the miCoach. The German company unveiled the new Fit Smart device at the Wearable Technologies Conference 2014 in San Francisco. But hold on to your chairs, although the device has been announced, it won’t hit the market till later in the summer.
The device is fitness and health oriented. It measures the user’s heart rate, calories burned, distance and stride rate. The gadget is compatible with iOS with the new miCoach Train and Run app for Android. This helps users track the activity done using the wristband. For convenience, users will only need to wear the miCoach during workouts. The device is made to be removed after exercise and not worn all day long like other fitness wristbands.
With a simple design, the miCoach is covered in silicon plastic with an LED array instead of a screen. The array displays items such as the time or users’ heart rate in blue, green, red and yellow lights. The built in battery should last ten hours per charge and last more or less a week, depending on how many times and how long a user exercises.
The Adidas miCoach will be available at $199 (RM 640) from August 17 this year. Although simplistic and easy to use, we’re not quite sure whether the miCoach will be able to keep up with the competition from Android Wear and the Apple iWatch. Only time will tell when all the devices are released to the market.
Source: The Verge