If you’re sill using the Adidas Fit Smart, it’s time to breathe new life into the device. When I reviewed the fitness tracker more than a year back, I personally thought it was a waste that an excellent device was relegated to a training specific tool rather than an all day activity tracker. A year later, that update has arrived.
While the Adidas Fit Smart still does not track sleep duration and quality, it has got your daily activities pretty much covered in terms of step count. Armed with optical heart rate sensors from Mio Global, the same company that also provided hardware to Garmin’s Forerunner 225, the Adidas Fit Smart can measure heart rate and estimates distance based on the in built accelerometer so there’s no need to tether a smart phone during workouts; though you still can for access to more functions.
Amidst the throng of new devices streaming into the market, is it too late for Adidas? The German company still has a substantial presence in the wearable tech scene with its miCoach Speedcell, Smart ball, Smart Run and X-cell. Perhaps this is also a direct response to Polar’s A360 that also features wrist based heart rate measurements sans GPS functions. Enabling activity tracking in the Adidas Fit Smart give it a new lease of life, even if it’s a short one. In all honesty, it would have been great had the update arrived earlier.
Can we expect smart notifications on the Adidas Fit Smart any time soon? One can only wonder.
List of features:
- Daily activity tracker. Tracks steps
- LED light strips as colour indicators for HR zone or pace
- Mio continuous optical heart rate; no need for chest HR straps
- Stores up to 10 hour workout data
- Decent battery life: 5 days with 1 hour of workout per day
- Compatible with select iOS and Android devices
- Customisation of display stats on FIT SMART device
- More features enabled when connected with smartphone device
- Accurate estimation of distance based on stride rate
- Personalised HR training zones based on pre-set Assessment Workout
- Vibration enabled
- Sweat resistant
You can purchase the Adidas Fit Smart from Amazon.com. There’s a decent discount off the RRP of $149.99 as the device has been on the market for a year now. In return, your purchase helps to fund the running of this site. Thanks!