adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors

adidas miCoach Pacer

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adidas® miCOACH PACER :: Train right, train smart, run faster. The miCoach Pacer connects to your MP3 player to give you real-time audible coaching. Get your pace, distance, time, heart-rate and calories burned.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Run better with real-time audible coaching
  • Connects to any MP3 player on the planet: MP3 Player not required for use
  • Provides accurate heart rate data and measures your speed, distance and stride rate
  • Syncs your workout results to adidas.com/micoach to track your progress
  • Bundle includes adidas miCoach Pacer, Heart Rate Monitor and Stride Sensor
  • Size: 56mm x 41mm x 16.75mm: Weight: 22.9g
  • Power: Rechargeable 125mAh lithium polymer battery: Battery Life: 10 Hours
  • Sensor Communication Link: ANT+ protocol to Heart Rate Monitor and Stride Sensor
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adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Durable (10)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (14)
    • Long-term (14)
    • Men (11)
    • Women (11)
    • Older people (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (9), Casual/ recreational (6), Competitive athlete (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3), Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    When it works, it's great

    By Bob-in-AK

    from Palmer, AK

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Long-Term

      Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

      First purchased in September 2010. I've had it replaced twice. I've received a new USB cable. It seems to have a mind of its own about needing to be reset.
      When it works, I really like the information it gives me. I use it mostly in "free" workout mode to track time, distance, calories, and heartrate.

      The instruction manual is difficult to read--small print in a terrible green color. The online tracking is good to have. The forums seem busy, but I've not found them useful for my purposes.

      I like the Pacer, just think they need to make it a more reliable product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Good Deal

      By curtgouty

      from NE, IA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily
        • Long-Term
        • Men
        • Older People
        • Short-Term
        • Women

        Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

        Very good tool for recording your entire workout (heart rate, pace, distance, etc....) also has multiple workout plans. Great motivation with the online log and such.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Trail Running

        By Trail Runner

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Works for anybody

          Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

          I run 90 % of my workouts on trails. It is always interesting to compare the up hill effort with the heart rate monitor. You can see the dips and peaks that match with the hills and valleys. The accuracy of the distance is very close to GPS.

          Another runner running the same trail compared his GPS with the recorded distance on my Mi Coach.

          His distance was just fractions different.

          Lots of coaching advice on line too...

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By KC

          from Colorado Springs,CO

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily
            • Long-Term
            • Men
            • Older People
            • Women

            Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

            Easy to set-up and use. Will customize your HR zones with an easy assessment workout. I have used many other pace and HR devices. MiCoach is my favorite due to the excellent website and variety of coached workouts.

             
            4.0

            Great training tool

            By Diana

            from Columbus, OH

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily
              • Long-Term
              • Men
              • Short-Term
              • Women

              Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

              It was trial and error when I first started. First lesson learned was DO NOT over charge the device. It goes into protect mode and you'll need to reset it. I'm training for a half marathon and this has helped greatly. I tend not to push as hard after a certain point in a run, however with the reminders it's helped me keep a faster pace. The online tracking is very helpful when you want to see your progress, and areas for improvement. I love it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Definitely training smarter!

              By Aspiring Runner

              from Millbury, MA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Motivating
              • Tons of data

              Cons

              • Lacks real-time feedback

              Best Uses

              • Beginners
              • Long-Term

              Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

              I am an aspiring runner - I do not do it fast or well. It is the weakest leg of my triathlons, and I was looking for the coaching I need to improve. While not perfect, the miCoach is great for someone like me. I LOVE data - it motivates me to see actual measurable improvements in my running. The miCoach does this very well. Its only downfall thus far is that there is no visual feedback during your run to tell you where in the zones you actually are.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Keeps me on pace

              By Professor

              from Little Rock, AR

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Good price value

              Cons

              • Must calibrate

              Best Uses

              • Pacing

              Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

              Found pacer to show pace slower than actual and distance shorter than actual, but after three long runs seems to be very consistent and so I could adjust the zone times. The audio coaching is very good at keeping me on pace - which is what I wanted.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Don't have to look at something!

              By Pattie running for my life

              from Marlborough, MA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Switch to small

              Best Uses

              • Daily

              Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

              I like the idea that it talks to you and you can listen to your music too! I like the plans that you can up load to it and it keeps track of everything HR, and pace. It tells you when to speed up and when you have hit the mark.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Very good device but

              By Selator

              from Chile

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily
                • Long-Term
                • Men
                • Women

                Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

                the only bad thing that i found is the headphone falls when i ran, so i have ti buy a new pair.
                the other stuff are good.
                I would like more plans to do exercise, by example cycling.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Geek out on workout stats!

                By Puskás

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Competitive Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily

                  Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

                  I am trying to get in to better shape for soccer, and got hooked by the ads that ran during the World Cup. So I picked up the Pacer, and I gotta say, I love it. I did the assessment workout, and picked a soccer related training program from their extensive library (which has everything from 5K to marathon training, soccer, football and more).

                  It's easy enough to use, and the coaching helps break up the monotony of workouts. It gives you clear cut direction to help you reach your training goals. And the best part is that you download your data and it syncs up to the website so you can geek out over all the data it collects as you monitor your progress. You can also post result on Facebook for when you have a brag-worthy workout.

                   
                  4.0

                  great product, but has isuues

                  By fat jogger

                  from Enid, OK

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Price
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't always synch

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily

                  Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

                  great product, it is very comfortable and pretty easy to use once you play with it a while. I have had issues with the synchronization not working when needed. Apperently Adidas knows about the issues and is working the problem. i wish you could have more options when creating your own workout for it.

                   
                  5.0

                  Easy to use, Lightwieght

                  By Outdoor Ben

                  from Germany

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily
                  • Long-Term
                  • Men
                  • Women

                  Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

                  After a few weeks I can recommend this product to someone who wants to track heart rate, calories burned and distance/time using the web based software. The unit is very small and light, it won't bother even the most weight consious runner.
                  The unit works very well for giving you an updated status whenever you hit the button or it can coach you and give you periodical updates as you run, it is all modifiable to your needs. The coach can be turned off while running if you decide you do not want it.
                  Another cool feature is that you can use the micoach with any mp3 player and the unit will turn off the mp3 volume as it gives you updates.
                  So far the micoach has been a real help in real-time tracking, and archiving my running stats by uploading the data into my computer.

                   
                  4.0

                  good but not great

                  By dash

                  from nj

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Long-Term

                  Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

                  I ordered 2- the first one Didnt work so well Had to reset it to factory settings. The second one worked fine. The thing I dont like is the feedback while listening to ipod isnt clear. I feel that the music is fighting to compete with the feedback.

                   
                  4.0

                  technical difficulties; worth it

                  By Macbarbie

                  from Pittsburgh PA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Good support site
                  • Great to track progress
                  • Motivating

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Not Durable

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily
                  • Long-Term
                  • Men
                  • Older People
                  • Short-Term
                  • Women

                  Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

                  Check out the MiCoach site and look at the plans -- this is like having your own personal trainer! You can "Learn to Run" or "Run a Marathon" -- and everything in between. I have found it extremely motivating, and it gives you all of your stats and tracks them online for you -- graphs and all, which is GREAT for people who obsess over their numbers (as I do).

                  The cons are that when I first got it, I had a lot of technical difficulties -- it worked at first but then stopped. The forums on the site show that a lot of users had problems with it. I liked it enough to exchange it, and now I am using it with ease, so as with most techie things, it can cause some aggravation.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Easiest to Use

                  By fritoboat

                  from Visalia, CA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • One use only

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily
                  • Long-Term
                  • Men
                  • Older People
                  • Short-Term
                  • Women

                  Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

                  I have been using this product for just over a month. I am a former Marine who needed to get back into Devil Dog shape. One quick read over of the instructions and I was off and running. The gear worked flawlessly right out of the box, and the specifics on the web site are impressively detailed. I purchased the Nike+ Sportsband as a father's day gift for my father and he asked me to return it today as he could never get it calibrated properly. I will most likely be purchasing the miCoach zone for him. The only complaint I have is this is designed for runners only. The HRM and workout details can't be used for Spin, P90X, or any other workouts. I have read rumors that this will be changed in the next firmware update. If so this thing is perfect for me.

                   
                  5.0

                  Highly recommended

                  By Surfing Vol

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great motivator

                  Cons

                  • Hard 2 use w gloves

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily
                  • Long-Term
                  • Men
                  • Women

                  Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

                  I use this thing all the time. I'm trying one of the coaching programs to try to rebuild speed. I'll wait until the end of the program to comment on that. So far I've figured out how to adjust the heart rate zones (the preset zones for my age are too low) and how to calibrate mileage (ultra easy)[...] I use the diary function for each run (I've been horrible about not keeping a running diary). I'm running more frequently, and enjoying it more, with this.

                   
                  5.0

                  Buy the MiCoach it's worth it.

                  By Jacob_St.Bona_U_Runner

                  from Wellsville, NY

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily
                    • For anyone
                    • For the perfect runner
                    • Long-Term
                    • Men
                    • Older People
                    • Short-Term
                    • Women

                    Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

                    I use the product for daily runs and it helps me stay in my pace zone. This product is worth the money and especially if your a competitive runner like myself. I plan on running Division 1 cross country in the Fall when I enter college so I knew that if I could get some good runs in then I will be a better runner than where I am now. Also this device I think is the perfect key to get the best out of your workout because of the coaching it gives you. If anyone isn't sure if this is something that could work well you should atleast try it because I wasn't sure myself because of the price. Oh and one more thing the equipment doesn't even feel like it's on you because of the confortness of the heart rate monitor. So give yourself the coaching that you need for your run or your competition.

                     
                    5.0

                    This has become a must on all my runs!

                    By Mel the athlete

                    from Indianapolis, IN

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily
                      • Long-Term
                      • Men
                      • Older People
                      • Short-Term
                      • Women

                      Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

                      The Adidas MiCoach is wonderful! I was unsure when I first saw the price but it is definately worth it! I love the coaching system, very helpful and encouraging, but not intrusive. I have been able to push myself more during my runs and I love the option of just having the device work on the "free" setting where it keeps track of all the information but there is no coaching. The device itself is also very easy to use. I am very glad that I invested in this piece and would recommend it to anyone who loves to run.

                       
                      5.0

                      Beats the Nike+ hands down.

                      By Chris

                      from Novato, CA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Sensors work with Garmin
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Beginners
                        • Daily
                        • Long-Term
                        • Men
                        • Older People
                        • Short-Term
                        • Women

                        Comments about adidas miCoach Pacer Monitors:

                        The Adidas Pacer is a great product to motivate and assist the novice runner.

                        So the cost of the Micoach Pacer is greater than the Nike+ but you don't need an ipod to use it, so that makes the micoach a better buy.

                        It really does a great job easing an individual into a running or fitness program. I have been using it for three weeks and I really like the interface. Yes even more than the Nike+

                        I also really like that the footpod and heart rate monitor work with my Garmin forerunner. I bought the 310XT without the heart rate monitor and it's nice to have the Micoach Stride sensor and Heart rate monitor for getting full function out of the watch, indoors or out.

                        The Adidas stride sensor does fit into Nike+ shoes although a little tighter than the actual Nike+ sensor or Garmin Footpod. It also comes with the clip similar to the Garmin Footpod for easy install onto your laces.

                        The Heart Rate monitor is comfortable and small. The soft strap is a lot nicer the the older style plastic strapped Garmin units.

                        The only improvement I could think of for this would be if you could store music directly to it so I wouldn't have to tether it to my mp3 player when running with music.

                        The micoach Pacer is a nice little monitor. My girlfriend liked mine so much I had to get her one too.

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