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Training just got a whole lot easier

Adidas miCoach Review

by on September 9, 2010

If you’ve ever struggled for motivation when it comes to looking after your body, you should think about the whole host of gadgetry out there to help you.

GPS watches, in-ear trainers, smart shoes – the reasons for staying on the sofa are dropping almost daily.

But there is one problem – the kit can be expensive. However, the iPhone is chock-full of applications to help your get up off your behind and begin training, and the Adidas miCoach option also has the handy benefit of being free.

The app can help you train through running, basketball, football – all manner of sports are supported, but it’s running where you’re likely to be using it most.

We’re most impressed with this side of things – no need for a shoe dongle to check your stride, as this app uses GPS to watch your pace and let you know to speed up and slow down accordingly.

This is achieved by performing a quick assessment run, where you prove how fast you can run at certain effort levels, and the system works out your effort levels based on this.

We also really liked the structure on offer – choose to prepare for a race or lose weight and it will give you a tailored program with daily different runs, all with the excellent voice prompts to speed up and slow down.

It does suffer a little in built up areas and under trees, but only slightly, meaning you might have to run a little faster than you want to at times. You can also switch off the GPS for these runs if you don’t want to be constantly told to speed up or slow down under tree cover.

But auto-uploading to the miCoach website, route checking and tailored workouts make this a no-brainer if you’re thinking of digging out the trainers.

Download this app: Adidas miCoach for iPhone

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