Adidas announced a new Android-based miCoach Smart Run this week that combines the functions of a traditional smart watch with an activity tracking bracelet.
The watch is aimed at avid runners and has integrated heart rate monitor, the ability to play MP3 music, and a virtual coach that speaks to you through a connected Bluetooth headset. The watch can also track statistics such as your speed, distance, and route using a built-in accelerometer and GPS connectivity.
The watch includes a 1.45-inch color touchscreen and is a standalone device needing no smartphone to operate. Most of the other smart watches on the market do require a Bluetooth connection with the smartphone functionality.
It’s expected to launch in November for $399.