miCoach Smart Ball Review: Easily Perfect Your Soccer Shots
In this miCoach Smart Ball Review, we will be looking at what makes it one of the most advanced pieces of sporting technology
And how it can improve your performance on the soccer field by fine-tuning those skills that you have been working on
What is a miCoach Smart Ball?
This soccer training tool has been approved by FIFA and has a built-in sensor which can tell you exactly where you struck the ball, it’s speed, the spin and trajectory
It is a regulation size 5 ball (which requires inflation) made with a high-quality material which is what you would expect from Adidas
The battery will last about 2,000 kicks which is quite a lot but even when it runs out it only takes an hour to fully charge on the Adidas smart ball charger base and AC power plug which is included
It’s one cool piece of equipment I must say
Adidas Smart Ball App
All you have to do to get the results of the smart ball is to download the free miCoach smart ball app and link it to your smart ball
It can link up to your Bluetooth but only if you have these devices
Once you have linked them both together, the app will store all your kicking records so you can see what needs improvement
Using The miCoach Smart Ball
Although it does function exactly like a normal soccer ball it needs to be stationary to get an accurate reading on your app
You can take shots at goal, free-kicks or corners while it is stood still but you won’t get a reading if you kick the ball while it is already in motion
That is a bit annoying as you don’t just want to gather information about your placed kicks do you
You would want to know about all the movements you make on the soccer pitch both from both static and while it’s moving
Pros & Cons of The Adidas miCoach Smart Ball
- You can link it to your devices which were shown to you above and be able to track all your kicking data so you can improve on certain things
- On the application that the ball is linked to you will get genuine tips and technique advice based on all your data
- The app you need to link the smart ball to is FREE
- The hour to a full charge means you won’t have to wait long until you can get back out there and practice
- Once fully charged it should last you about a week or so until it needs recharging, or it will last you around 2,000 kicks, whichever comes first
- It needs to be kicked from a placed kick and not a moving target so you could just get a regular ball for that type of training
- It will only track your airborne kicks and not the ground kicks but most people need to work on the airborne kicks more than anything
- The technology is good but it still needs a bit of work if I’m honest. It’s not completely useless, it just needs a bit of fine tuning
- It is a bit over-priced but you really do get what you pay for here and the results you will get from this smart ball will certainly be well worth the money
miCoach Smart Ball Review by shwnisports
It is important that you practice as much as you can
And I suppose you could just take a basic soccer ball down to the local pitch and practice in front of the goals
But if you want to keep a record of your improvement and where you are going wrong then you could get this
Like anything in life, practice makes perfect no matter what you are doing
It’s a very useful piece of equipment and is probably a bit overpriced if I’m honest with you
So don’t go out to buy it just for the sake of having the new technology
Make sure you really want it to help your performance
The best place to buy this is on Amazon, but one thing I will say though is that you can get it much cheaper from the US store than the UK store
miCoach Smart Soccer Ball FAQs
Q: How Does The miCoach Smart Ball Work?
A: Inside the ball, there is a Bluetooth smart chip built into a six-axis MEMS accelerometer sensor package which is suspended in the centre of the ball by the six-axis. The sensor will then measure every movement and impact that the ball makes sending that information over to the application that needs to be downloaded to either Android, MAC, or IOS then linked to the smart ball to store all your progress.
Q: Does The miCoach Ball Need to be Kicked to Turn it on?
A: As long as the smart ball is charged then kicking it will activate the sensors inside the ball. You just need to make sure that the app is turned on beforehand.
Q: Can The miCoach Smart Ball be Linked to Two Devices?
A: Yes it can but you will have to link it to each device every time you want to use it on another one.
Q: Can The miCoach Smart Ball be Deflated to Pack it Away?
A: Yes it can but only to about half it’s air volume because of the technology that is inside.
Q: Will The miCoach Smart Ball Register Data if it Stays on The Ground?
A: Unfortunately not, The smart ball has to be a minimum of 3 feet off the ground for the data to register.
Q: Can You Kick The miCoach Smart Ball Against a Wall?
A: Yes you can as long as you are at least 40 feet away from it as it has to be in the air for a certain time for it to register the data.
Q: Will The Adidas miCoach Smart Ball Work in The Rain?
A: Yes it will. It might look really easy to break with the technology inside but with the air and water-tight outer material its pretty much as durable as a regular ball.
Q: How Long is The Warranty of The miCoach Smart ball?
A: You will get a 1-year warranty with the smart ball providing you purchase it from an authorised seller.
Before You Shoot Off
Take a look at another piece of soccer training equipment here
If you need any more information about this smart soccer ball just let me know in the comment section below
Or if you already own one I would love to hear what you think of it.