adidas miCoach SMART BALL

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adidas miCoach SMART BALL

$219.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 3 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The Adidas miCoach SMART BALL football helps you improve your dead-ball kicking technique by providing instant feedback on the power, trajectory, spin and strike accuracy of your kick. Featuring integrated sensors, the app-enabled miCoach SMART BALL tells you everything you need to know to improve your kick, while maintaining the weight and feel of a regulation size 5 football.

    How does it work?

    A sensor package, cleverly suspended and protected in the centre of the SMART BALL, analyses the forces placed on the ball during its flight. Using proprietary algorithms, the data collected is used to determine the speed, spin, foot-strike point and trajectory of the kick. The ball sends all this information via Bluetooth to the miCoach SMART BALL app on your iOS device, where it also predicts and visualises the complete path of the ball, even if you kick it against a wall.

    Improve your game

    The miCoach SMART BALL app provides instant feedback on and analysis of your kicking performance. Watch tutorials to help you master new techniques, challenge yourself to apply power with control, attempt to replicate the kicks of professional football players and save your best kicks each day.

  • Highlights

    • Watch video tutorials in the app to get coaching tips
    • Follow the tips, then get instant feedback on your kick, straight to your iPhone
    • Track and record your stats and measure your improvement over time
    • Challenge your friends and share results
    • Visualise the path of the ball, even if you kick it against a wall
    • Master elite-level signature kicks like knuckle balls or bending it around the wall
  • Did you notice?

    The SMART BALL app lets you compare your kick to your friends and master the signature kicks of elite players.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Improving your football dead-ball kicking technique and your performance over time.
  • What's in the Box?

    • adidas miCoach SMART BALL
    • Charger base and AC power plug
    • Quick-start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Power Source: AC
    • Width: Circumference: 68.6 cm/27 in.
    • Weight: 737 g (ball and charger)
    • Length: Diameter: 22 cm/8.66 in.
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • UPC or EAN No.: 887386224677

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Way Cool

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This ball is very nifty piece of technology. My son loves it. It helps him methodically alter his kicks to achieve the arc and s This ball is very nifty piece of technology. My son loves it. It helps him methodically alter his kicks to achieve the arc and spin he is trying to perfect. Very simple to operate and the range of the communications is amazing.

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    128 of 167 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Way Cool
  • Great product!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is very well made and it does give you a lot of inputs for perfecting the art.

    The product description of the pr This product is very well made and it does give you a lot of inputs for perfecting the art.

    The product description of the product is pretty funny though : "The ball sends all this information via Bluetooth to the miCoach SMART BALL app on your iOS device, where it also predicts and visualizes the complete path of the ball, even if you kick it against a wall."

    Who in their right mind would kick a 300$ ball against a wall? Just a thought..

    • Written by from Notre-Dame de L'Ile Perrot

    92 of 123 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great product!
  • Great Promise, but Adidas does not delivery on the Promise

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    From the commercials and the video promotions of this product, you think you are going to get a high-tech device that actually tra From the commercials and the video promotions of this product, you think you are going to get a high-tech device that actually tracks the balls path and gives valuable information about your kicks.
    The ball and app have several defects. The first is that you are not getting an actual view of the path your ball took. It is just an extrapolated graph. Quite frankly, all the parabolas displayed look identical and without reference points ( such as distance markers or height markers) the graphs are meaningless. For example, the computation does not even capture the "bend" on free-kick.
    The ball speed measurements also seem off, and not consistent. I have not scientifically calculated this, but very different kicks give sometimes very similar results.
    The video feature is cool, but it does not work with the path graphic. That seemed like an easy and logical feature to add to the app.
    A very important flaw in the app is that you cannot set up different players. So for a coach trying to keep track of his players' progress, he can't keep the record on the app. That seemed like an obvious and easy feature to add.
    A major problem is that it does not work with Ipads 2 (I had to buy an Ipad 3 just to use it), and it does not work with any other smart phone.
    So if you want to spend $300 to know the speed of your kick, and have an approximation of where on the ball you are kicking the ball, this tool will work for you. Other than that, you are not getting any additional information. The ads and the video campaign sure looks cool and makes you want to buy the product, and the technology is already here to achieve that, but it is not inside this ball.
    On the positive side, the ball is very realistic in feel and weight and of good quality, and the charging station is pretty nice.

    • Written by from Covina

    38 of 51 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Promise, but Adidas does not delivery on the Promise
  • Great Promise, but Adidas does not delivery on the Promise

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    From the commercials and the video promotions of this product, you think you are going to get a high-tech device that actually tra From the commercials and the video promotions of this product, you think you are going to get a high-tech device that actually tracks the balls path and gives valuable information about your kicks.
    The ball and app have several defects. The first is that you are not getting an actual view of the path your ball took. It is just an extrapolated graph. Quite frankly, all the parabolas displayed look identical and without reference points ( such as distance markers or height markers) the graphs are meaningless. For example, the computation does not even capture the "bend" on free-kick.
    The ball speed measurements also seem off, and not consistent. I have not scientifically calculated this, but very different kicks give sometimes very similar results.
    The video feature is cool, but it does not work with the path graphic. That seemed like an easy and logical feature to add to the app.
    A very important flaw in the app is that you cannot set up different players. So for a coach trying to keep track of his players' progress, he can't keep the record on the app. That seemed like an obvious and easy feature to add.
    A major problem is that it does not work with Ipads 2 (I had to buy an Ipad 3 just to use it), and it does not work with any other smart phone.
    So if you want to spend $300 to know the speed of your kick, and have an approximation of where on the ball you are kicking the ball, this tool will work for you. Other than that, you are not getting any additional information. The ads and the video campaign sure looks cool and makes you want to buy the product, and the technology is already here to achieve that, but it is not inside this ball.
    On the positive side, the ball is very realistic in feel and weight and of good quality, and the charging station is pretty nice.

    • Written by from Covina

    38 of 51 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Promise, but Adidas does not delivery on the Promise
  • Great product!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is very well made and it does give you a lot of inputs for perfecting the art.

    The product description of the pr This product is very well made and it does give you a lot of inputs for perfecting the art.

    The product description of the product is pretty funny though : "The ball sends all this information via Bluetooth to the miCoach SMART BALL app on your iOS device, where it also predicts and visualizes the complete path of the ball, even if you kick it against a wall."

    Who in their right mind would kick a 300$ ball against a wall? Just a thought..

    • Written by from Notre-Dame de L'Ile Perrot

    92 of 123 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great product!
  • Way Cool

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This ball is very nifty piece of technology. My son loves it. It helps him methodically alter his kicks to achieve the arc and s This ball is very nifty piece of technology. My son loves it. It helps him methodically alter his kicks to achieve the arc and spin he is trying to perfect. Very simple to operate and the range of the communications is amazing.

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    128 of 167 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Way Cool

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