So I have decided to get one of these SPEED_CELLs as I am moving to Bournemouth within the next few weeks and I'm looking to get in to some more outdoors training and boosting my fitness with the aim to joining a local tennis team.
I have the SPEED_CELL for PC/MAC despite having an iPhone 4 as I except to be changing to a non Apple phone in the new year. I have had no problems syncing a test "wrist shake" to my laptop so all is good there.
One thing I would like to ask is how does the process (training plans) actually work? For instance, if I set a training plan online with the coloured zones and they are (for example) going from blue to green to yellow back to blue with timescales how can I actually translate that to when I'm outside in the freezing rain in the middle of a park? Can I use my iPhone to give me audio messages for a training plan I've scheduled without having the connect for the iPhone? Otherwise, do I guess when I should be pushing harder? If neither of these, then how does it work?
Thanks for the post.
For doing scheduled workout, you simply need to download the miCoach mobile App from the App store for free. Once you set up the training plan in your web account and sync the miCoach mobile App with your web account, you'll get scheduled workouts on the miCoach mobile App. When you do the scheduled workout with your miCoach mobile App, you'll get the real time coaching that helps you to stay within the intervals set in the workout.
You can use the miCoach mobile App without CONNECT for iPhone. In this case the miCoach mobile App works based on GPS and GPS will measure your distance, speed/pace and record your route instead of getting data(distance and speed/pace) from the SPEED_CELL. However, you can wear the SPEED_CELL while doing a scheduled workout and sync the SPEED_CELL data separately to get more detailed stats.
Hope I was able to answer your question.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
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To provide a little further information on your question, the SPEED_CELL itself does not communicate with your web account and so as result, it does not sync a web training plan that you have chosen.
As SportySpider1 says above, if you want to use your iPhone (at least until you move to your new phone), you would download the free miCoach mobile app and that would allow you to sync a training plan to the app and get real-time pace coaching based on GPS.
To further elaborate on the SPEED_CELL- as an individual piece, it records your workout. Just put it on your shoelace or in the SPEED_CELL compartment of your compatible adidas shoe and head out for your training. Then when you sync it to your computer, you will assign the data to a workout and see stats for Max Speed, High-Intensity distance, number of Sprints and also total active time.
And again like SportySpider1 says, you can use both the SPEED_CELL and the miCoach app simultaneously. Keep in mind, you will then have 2 different workouts in your schedule online. The completed workout from your training plan from the app, and the workout with SPEED_CELL data. Currently these 2 cannot be merged as they are offering a different interpretation of your workout.
Have fun with your new SPEED_CELL!
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