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Is the Speedcell BTLE compatible with android devices yet?

 

If not, what devices and apps can i use it with?

 

Can I buy the dongle to connect to my PC in order to sync my speedcell BTLE with the micoach manager?

 

Thanks

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Latest reply: 1,429,623,799,511 by SportySpider1
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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android

    Hi jramp230892,

     

    Thanks for asking.

     

    The SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® is not compatible with Android devices nor computers yet.

     

    Currently it works with the miCoach Mobile App and the miCoach multi-sport app on iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, iPod 5th generation. It's also compatible with the miCoach SMART RUN.

     

    Please let us know if you need more information.

     

    Cheers,

     

    0Aletheia0

    Your miCoach Team

    Answered by miCoach
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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    SportySpider1

    Hi jramp230892,

     

    I just want to answer the last question.

     

    You can sync the ANT+ SPEED_CELL™ with the manager using miCoach CONNECT dongle for PC but not the SPEED_CELL ™ Bluetooth® Smart. The CONNECT works only with the ANT+ SPEED_CELL™.

     

    We expect to have both Android compatibility and Bluetooth™ Smart® enabled PC/Mac compatibility within the first half of 2014.  Please note, compatibility will not necessarily come to all PCs however and will likely to come to Mac users first. PC/Mac compatibility is subject to HW compatibility and we do not control the availability of BTLE Smart Compatibility in these hardware products.

     

    Cheers,

    SportySpider1

    Your miCoach Team

    Answered by miCoach
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      Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
      KristofB

      Any updates on the subject yet?

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      Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
      Richie1201

      Could you give an update on the MiCoach Speed_cell BLTE Android apps. I find a lot of people are waiting for this a (to) long time!

       

      Thanks for your response!

       

      Cheers,

       

      Richard

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      Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
      derronvh

      SportySpider1 MissTennis1 0Aletheia0

       

      Dear SportySpider1, MissTennis1 and the rest of Adidas,

       

      I'll dive right into it. It's inexcusable that Adidas haven't bothered to release the Android app yet -- the hardware in the SPEED_CELL itself obviously works as the device works with iOS. The raw output is the same for iOS and android - the only thing that is left is to process the data to evaluate sprint speeds ad other workout information; this is done using code in the software: simple numerical analysis - very basic programming (arithmetic!!)! Note that Android-iOS compatibility issues don't even feature here!

       

      There is no good reason that we've been unable to use our SPEED_CELLs over the past few months, as the only thing stopping us from using our products (that we bought with the understanding that they were 'plug&play'-ready with Android devices) has been software.... who's programming for you, Adidas? Have you hired a sack of potatoes to do the job with a fake degree in programming?

       

      Jokes aside, the whole thing doesn't make a whole lot of sense unless Adidas have some sort of contractual obligation to Apple to screw Android users... which really I hope is not the case. Over the last couple of months of my sad ownership of the SPEED_CELL I could have gone without the features like publishing my workouts of Facebook or Instagram or whatever 'high-priority' issues are holding you back (technical issues that still don't make a whole lot of sense seeing as you've managed it with an award-winning iOS app and are now on V.2.2); I just want to run, and I don't really care about all the extra clutter at this point. Weird that you haven't released even a limited version of the app!

       

      What's going on Adidas? I like your gear, and over the years, I've been a loyal customer! Your stuff (when it works) is really high quality, and I've been so happy to train and play sports with the help of Adidas. You've really let yourselves down here, and I can't understand it. Happy(ish) to hear that the new app is finally on its way... assuming is indeed on its way (I received an email saying 1st quarter of 2014, and that's already been extended to 1st half of 2014... any more delays we should know about?).

       

      Get your stuff together already,

      Yours truly.

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      Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
      joaofda1

      I have a android version 4.4 and a system with Bluetooth 4.0 (smart)it still does not work. It recognized but software does not pair.

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        Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
        SportySpider1

        Hi joaofda1,

         

        Thanks for reaching out.

         

        Can you please tell me with which miCoach app ( train & run app or multi-sport app) you're trying to pair your SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart and which model of Android phone you have?

         

        When pairing, please make sure that the SPEED_CELL™ BTLE is activated (shake it for 20 seconds or walk 24 steps as it can be activated by movement) and that it's near your phone. If you've paired your SPEED_CELL™ BTLE with any other apps, remove it from the other apps. Also replace the battery if needed.

         

        If you're trying to pair your SPEED_CELL™ BTLE with the multi-sport app for Android,  please note that the multi-sport app is available for a range of selected Android phones, namely Google Nexus 4/5 and Samsung S3/S4/S5 at the moment as stated in our support blog here.

         

        Thanks in advance!

         

        Cheers,

        SportySpider1

        Your miCoach Team

        Answered by miCoach
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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    Legendsmonkey

    Citizens Advice - Product or service has been mis-sold to you people have been far too patient maybe a few of the uk users using that link will make you pay attention

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      Re: Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
      Soccer02

      Hi Guys,

       

      We hear you on this and are aware that you are keen to have an update.

       

      This is the latest on these topics:

      • The adidas miCoach app on Android will be available early April and will include support for the SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart as a Stride Sensor. We’ll update the support blog with an exact date when we have the release package ready for Google play publication.

       

      • We also expect to have a first release of the multi-sport app available in June. This, however, will have a limited functionality set with the full functionality planned for a few months later. Again, we’ll share more details as we move towards the final release.

       

      Please stay tuned for further updates.

       

      Legendsmonkey, apologies for any confusion you may have experienced regarding the info in the user manual. Please have a look at our explanation/response here we’ve shared a little while back.

       

      Thanks for your feedback and understanding.

       

      Regards,

       

      Soccer02

      Your miCoach Team

      Answered by miCoach
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      Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
      Legendsmonkey

      So nearly a month on from my original response in regards to this incompatibility and all its generated is some waffle and no substance. I have actually gone out and bought the PC version purely to be able toi keep tracking so I now have an unusable device that I have used for the spare clip. I would also like to moan about the "speed cell compatible" tag on some of the trainers you produce as well. My Kakari rugby boots are speed cell compatible and have a slot in the heel for the chip to fit however the 2 pairs of adidas mana I got for me and my son claim to be compatible but I can only assume this is because it has laces, does that mean Nike and Reebok are also speed cell compatible? There is some very shoddy advertising going on and I for one have had enough and will now be forwarding this on to trading standards.

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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    rbf2000

    Is there an opportunity to beta test the Android app?

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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    emertinsp85

    Woke up today to an update for micoach for android... Speed_Cell now supported as a Pacer! Great news, I'll test it out later in the evening. Thanks!

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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    evetso

    I was considering getting a Speed_Cell to use with my android phone. I came here to check it out becuase Adidas on their website are very unclear about what the chip does on android and is very vague about it's support. They seem to talk a lot of vague rubbish here too.  Could someone here tell me what features of the speed_cell are compatible with Android as of now and what features are not compatible?

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      Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
      cre8er

      Hey evetso,

       

      Save your money.  I bought a pair of F50's for the SOLE purpose of tracking my performance in soccer games and training.  I bought the Speed_Cell last week.  It does not connect to my Sony laptop, my Sony Tablet or my Sony phone.  The shoes and the speed_cell were a COMPLETE waste of time and money for me.  Now I just hope that I can speedily_sell them on eBay.

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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    westo222

    Why is this not being address? I have a $70 paper weight. We don't need excuses just get it done. Elevate the issue, pull in some resources and make your product work you like advertise it to. This is kiddy stuff...

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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    ViperDanny

    So, june has past, still no multisports app for android with limited functions, but lots of updates for iphone.

    When do you start working on the release of the android app? i have the bluetooth speedcell for almost a year now

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    Re: Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    Itav

    Yep. It's now July and still no android app. As a pacer it's pretty useless to anyone who doesn't run on a treadmill. I play football and tennis so mine is also still a paperweight..

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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    Legendsmonkey

    Misrepresentation

    If a business seller makes a false statement to persuade you to buy goods, they may have committed a criminal offence. You may want to report the trader to Trading Standards who have power to investigate this type of offence. For example, a trader selling burglar alarms may falsely tell you that you need an alarm because there is a higher than average rate of burglaries in your area.

    If you think you've bought something because of a false statement made by a business or private seller, you may have the right to end the contract and get a refund. The law that gives you this right is the Misrepresentation Act 1967.

    If you're in this situation, you should get advice.

     

    TAKE NOTE I imagine each sale of a speed cell to an android user in the uk would represent an offence

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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    SportySpider1

    Hi Guys,

     

    A good news for you all.

     

    We've just released the miCoach multi-sport app for Android. You can now download it in the Google Play Store and sync your SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart or X_CELL via multi-sport app for Android.

     

    For more details, please check out our support blog post here.

     

    Enjoy your game!

     

    Cheers,

    SportySpider1

    Your miCoach Team

    Answered by miCoach
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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    Lefty13

    Delighted to say that a sideloaded apk of the Multi-Sport app on my Sony Xperia Z2 android phone works a treat with my Speed Cell BTLE edition...

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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    Susatx

    Hi,

    Can you please help me understand if the speedcell now fully works with android? I bought one a year ago but i return it because I was not able to sincronize with my galaxyS5. I can do that now? Can I go run indoor or outdoor with this chip, leave my mobile at home and then later sincronize my data?

     

    thanks very much

     

    Susana

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      Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
      SportySpider1

      Hi Susatx,

       

      I'm happy to let you know that the miCoach multi-sport app is now compatible with some Android phone models and luckily one of the supported phone is Samsung Galaxy S5. You can download the miCoach multi-sport app for free at the Google Play store.

       

      Yes, you can lave your mobile phone at home, run indoor or outdoor with the SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart and then sync your data later at home using multi-sport app.  You can assign your SPEED_CELL™ BTLE data to Football/Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Field Hockey, Rugby and American Football in the multi-sport app for Android and get relevant data such as speed (max. and avg. speed), distance, duration, etc. Please note that it's currently not possible to assign the SPEED_CELL™ BTLE data to Running in the multi-sport app for Android.

       

      Hope this helps. Let mew know if you have any further questions.

       

      Have a nice weekend!

       

      Cheers,

      SportySpider1

      Your miCoach Team

      Answered by miCoach
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        Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
        Susatx

        Hi SportySpider

         

        thanks very much for your reply. Unfortnelly is for running that i want the speed cell. i run a lot both indoor and outdoor and i would like a app that joint my data from both.

        Do you think the app will be update with this feature in a near future? Are you even considering such feature for android?

         

        thanks again

         

        Best regards

         

        Susana

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          Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
          SportySpider1

          Hi Susatx,

           

          Thanks for the update.

           

          You can assign the SPEED_CELL™ data to a running in the multi-sport app for iOS but this feature is currently not available in the multi-sport app for Android. We've been updating and we will continuously update the multi-sport app for Android to bring new features and improvements but I can't tell you at this point if this feature will be added in the near future as we haven't got any update on this. However, I'll for sure share your request with our app developers. As always we'll inform you via support blog if we have any update on this.

           

          I'd like to let you know even if you assign your SPEED_CELL™ data to Football, you'll still get the distance, duration, your average speed, max. speed.

           

          You'll get the following stats when you assign the SPEED_CELL™ data to Football in multi-sport app for Android. (Click the image to enlarge).

           

          Football 2.pngFootball 3.png Football 4.png

           

          You'll get the following stats when you assign the SPEED_CELL™ data to Running in multi-sport app for iOS. Please note that they're two different set of SPEED_CELL™ data. I just wanted to show you what data you get for running and football.

          Running 1.PNG Running 2.PNG Running 3.PNG

           

          Another option is to use the miCoach train & run app paired with the SPEED_CELL™ for running.

          In this case the SPEED_CELL™ measures distance, speed/pace and sends its data to the miCoach train & run app wirelessly so that you can use the miCoach train & run app for indoor run as well. Of course the negative point is that you need to carry your phone with you while running.

           

          Hope this helps.

           

          Cheers,

          SportySpider1

          Your miCoach Team

          Answered by miCoach
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            Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
            jdayke

            Hello! New miCoach user here... first of all I've changed the battery in my device, and it finally started to work with my PC. But I have Asus Zenfone 6, I've downloaded miCoach train & run and tried to pair it with my miCoach SPEED_CELL. However the phone doesn't see SPEED_CELL at all. I tried everything. This is because my phone isn't supported or what's the problem?

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              Re: Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
              TatianaS86

              Hey jdayke.

               

              Thanks for your post.

               

              So you have the SPEED_CELL™ ANT+ that you use with your PC, right? You connect the SPEED_CELL™ and sync it with the PC by using the USB CONNECT.

               

              If so, unfortunately your SPEED_CELL™ is not compatible with your phone Asus Zenfone 6. The SPEED_CELL™ ANT+ is only compatible with iOS devices. You need an iPhone 4S or lower if you want to use the sensor with it.

              If you have an iPhone 4S or lower, you need the CONNECT for iPhone/iPod, in order to pair and use the SPEED_CELL™ with it.

               

              I hope this helps.

               

              Cheers,

               

              TatianaS86

              Your miCoach team

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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    Titousky

    and do you know if its compatible with the iphone 6?

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      Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
      MissTennis1

      Hi Titousky,

       

      For your iPhone 6 you will need to get the SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart compatible. You will be able to recognize it because it doesn't have any extra dongle or CONNECT, the back is green and it comes in a large black box. This device will ensure you can get your game stats on the multi-sport app on your iPhone 6.

       

      Should you have any other question, please let us know.

       

      Regards,

       

      MissTennis1

      Your miCoach Team

      Answered by miCoach
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        Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
        LauraIngle

        Hi there

        I am so glad to have found this discussion, but am surprised at how long these issues have been going on for.  This is definitely not what I expect from ADIDAS.  I have been losing my mind trying to find a way to get multi-sport app on my phone  (Samsung S3 mini) and then try to pair with my PC (Windows 7) via bluetooth using a bluetooth v4.0 dongle.  Could you please provide me with an update on when I will be able to use my Speed_cell BTLE?

        Frustrated and hoping for good news

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          Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
          SportySpider1

          Hi LauraIngle,

           

          Thanks for the feedback.

           

          I hear you on this and understand that you've been waiting for the ability to sync your SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart for a long time.

           

          As we've mentioned in our support blog post here, the multi-sport app for Android required Android OS 4.3 and higher. Unfortunately the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini has OS 4.1.

           

          As you may have seen our support blog post here, we've released an update for the miCoach Manager v.6.0.27 for Mac users that brings compatibility to the SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart to all users with Mac computers that have built-in BTLE support (Bluetooth 4.0). And I'd like to let you know that we're now working on a new version of the miCoach Manager to bring compatibility to the SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart to all users with Windows 8 PCs that have built-in BTLE support. I can't share the ETA yet but I'm checking with our developers. I'll let you know as soon as I get any update on this.

           

          Thanks for your patience and understanding!

           

          Cheers,

          SportySpider1

          Your miCoach Team

          Answered by miCoach
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            Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
            LauraIngle

            Hi SportySpider1

            Thanks for the quick reply.

            My tablet Lenovo Yoga 8# has Android OS4.4.2 and Bluetooth 4.01 and yet the multi-sport manager is "not compatible with device".  Any idea why?

            Thanks for the updates.

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              Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
              matsumatsu

              Hi Lauralngle,

               

              Thanks for getting back to us.  As mentioned here, the multi-sport app for Android is available for a range of select Android phone models. Unfortunately, Lenovo Yoga 8 is not compatible at the moment.  I understand that this is a tablet. As far as I know, the models which were already confirmed to be compatible with the multi-sport app are all phones. Our app team is continuously testing additional models for supporting the miCoach multi-sport app. However, due to the fragmented Android landscape it is a known fact that there are challenges in simply enabling additional ones. We want to make sure that the acceptable quality level can be reached before enabling more phones. This requires more time and we will keep you updated.

              Thanks for your patience and understanding!

               

               

              Regards,

              matsumatsu

              Your miCoach Team

              Answered by miCoach
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    Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
    Podzim

    Hello miCoach friends,

     

    to make myself sure, I want to ask you few questions. I have SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart and the main reason I bought it was to monitor my progress on the football field (during trainings and matches). To sync the miCoach chip I use my new mobile phone Samsung S3 Neo (I've just changed it for S3 Mini, mainly due to compatibility problems with Androids lower than 4.3). However, in Google Play Store I found only the "miCoach train and run app", which I simply managed to connect with the miCoach chip. It works fine, but for the purpose of leaving the phone in dressing room and use the SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart outside in my football shoe and after training/workout sync it with the app - is this app convenient? Or I need "miCoach multi-sport app"? Problem is, that I can't find it in my app store, although someone said that this app is already available for Android 4.3 and higher devices including S3/S4/S5. My phone has Android 4.4.2.

    The other possibility for me is to launch SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart via PC (Windows 8) and miCoach Manager, but USB Connect still hasn't arrived yet, or has it?
    Please, let me know about the current situation and future views about the issues I meant.

    Thank you very much!

     

    Cheers,

    Podzim4 (CZE)

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      Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
      SportySpider1

      Hi Podzim,

       

      Thanks for reaching out.

       

      If you use the SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart paired with the miCoach train & run app, it works as a normal stride sensor and you need to carry the mobile phone with you while working out.

       

      To use the SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart as a standalone device to record your game data without having to carry mobile phone and sync the data later to check your game data, you need the miCoach multi-sport app.

       

      The miCoach mulit-sport app is currently compatible with some Android phones (Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5, Google Nexus 4/5, HTC One (M8), LG G2/G3, Moto G, Sony Xperia Z1/ Z2/Z3, OnePlus One, Galaxy Alpha).

       

      We are continuously testing additional phones for supporting the miCoach multi-sport app. However, due to the fragmented Android landscape it is a known fact that there are challenges in simply enabling additional ones. We want to make sure, the acceptable quality level can be reached before enabling more phones. This requires more time and we'll keep you updated. I've shared your phone model with our app developers so that they can look into it. I'll let you know if there's any update on this.

       

      Compatibility of the SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart with Windows 8 PCs equipped with BTLE technology is something we have been steadily working on and is nearly ready for public release  (no CONNECT is needed for SPEED_CELL™ BTLE).

      The miCoach Manager software has been developed to allow communication between the SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart and Windows 8 PCs via BTLE technology. However, we are waiting for the Windows 8 Operating System to be updated by Microsoft to ensure complete compatibility. Once this update has taken place, we can then release the new miCoach Manager. We do not have any concrete dates for when this will take place, but we are hopeful that it will happen within the first half of 2015. Stay tuned by checking our support updates blog for further news.

      Please note: Features and functionalities are subject to variation from one operating system to another, and we do not make any claims on the availability of BTLE compatible hardware in these products.


      Thanks for your understanding and patience!


      Cheers,

      SportySpider1

      Your miCoach Team

       

      Answered by miCoach
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        Re: Speedcell BTLE compatibility with Android
        Podzim

        Thanks for early answer SportySpider1!

         

        However, the info you gave me isn't much positive for me. I just wonder why Samsung S3 is supported for multi-sport app and Samsung S3 Neo is not...They seem like the same mobile phones, Neo is just a little bit more actual (version of Android, few apps and some technical stuff). But all in all, older S3-users can use SPEED_CELL™ Bluetooth® Smart with joy and those who have newer S3 Neo with updated software can't (including me). It's a pity and it seems like a kind of nonsense to me. I am quite sad about it, but I strongly believe that the multi-sport app will be available for more devices before long, so I could enjoy all miCoach features!

         

        Please keep me informed:) And I'll be watching the support updates blog for sure, hoping for optimistic messages!

        Thank you and keep well,

        Podzim

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