Phone customises fitness plan

11 March 2008

It’s called ‘sportronics’ and Samsung's miCoach, in association with adidas, is honed for action.

Samsung has teamed up with German sportswear company, adidas in a mobile phone that collects and analyses personal data and customises training plans based on the user’s fitness level and goals.

The slim phone has a 14.5mm slider design and textured back. It is available in seven colours, including red, blue and pink. It has a stride sensor and heart rate monitor and even gives feedback during the workout. For example, runners can be told to ‘Speed up to power zone one’ or advise that ’15 minutes has been completed’. For instant updates, the phone can be tapped twice. Calories burned, time, heart rate, distance and speed are displayed on the 2in LCD. To motivate, songs can be arranged according to tempo or motivational value.

To show a successful training programme, with before and after pictures amongst others, the miCoach also has a 2Mpixel camera and 1GB memory as well as USB and Bluetooth connectivity options.

The basic package is the phone and armband and the ‘standard package’ includes the stride sensor and heart rate monitor.

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