Adidas miCoach train & run gets new Windows Phone 8.1 features in the latest update
Now that Windows Phone 8.1 is starting to officially rollout for consumers, Bluetooth 4.0 LE enabled devices are a bigger deal. Adidas miCoach is a running and training app for Windows Phone that came out late last year. Initially for Lumia devices it is now available for everyone (though Lumia owners still get exclusive voice packs).
Today, version 22.214.171.124 (up from 1.2.2853.0) is live in the Store and with it a few new options for those on Windows Phone 8.1.
Adidas miCoach Windows Phone 8.1 features
- Share your runs to any social network connected like facebook, twitter, micoach.com or simply via email.
- "Pin" your favorite workouts to your home screen for fast access.
- Schedule runs directly from the app to the phone's calendar.
- Check-in at the location you exercised via Foursquare
Combined with the Bluetooth support for the Adidas smart heart-rate monitor (HRM) and Stride Sensor, voice coaching, GPS, NFC sharing with friends and advanced logging, the miCoach software certainly feels premium. The new features for those on Windows Phone 8.1 only sweeten the deal, including the ability to schedule runs from the app to the phone's calendar, although I have yet to find this in the app.
If you are looking to exercise and want an impressive app, make sure you pickup Adidas miCoach and take the updated version for a spin.
Thanks, Diego S., for the tip!
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But how I need to wait for Lumia Cyan for my Polar H7 HRM to work with micoach. (Lumia 920 running DP 8.1)
It was working well till I updated. Shouldn't have updated, as my runs are heart rate based.
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