But what good is it, if it’s not easy?
We’ve had plenty of people tweeting us and leaving us messages on our Facebook page asking how simple it really is to get data from their F50 miCoach football boots and onto their computer – so we’ve whipped up a quick video to show you how straightforward it really is to use miCoach.
All we’ve done in advance is install the miCoach Manager application from miCoach.com, and also created a user account – the video is a real-time recording of how quickly the data transfers from the SpeedCell onto your computer, and the tour of miCoach is more of the same – bar a couple of loading screens that have been cut out.
As you’ll probably be able to tell, the whole process is definitely quick and easy and the data captured is certainly impressive.
There are a couple of downsides, mind you, and it’s mostly to do with the hardware.
First of all, the wireless receiver is a little bit fussy over which USB port it likes; as it is essentially a wireless transmitter, it requires a lot of power to run properly. So, be sure to plug it straight into your computer, rather than an external USB hub.
Secondly, adidas say the range between the SpeedCell and Receiver can be up to 10 feet; whilst this is probably true in a completely clear testing environment, you’ll probably need to bring your SpeedCell to within about 5-6ft in order to ensure a consistent connection.
All in all, we’ve got say that we’re impressed with the F50 adiZero miCoach‘s data gathering abilities, and the simplicity in which you can make the most of it.
We hope our little video review helps you guys in some way – and if there’s any questions, don’t be afraid to hit up the comments!